Old 06-25-2009, 07:25 PM #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: US
Interest: Other
Posts: 53
michelleG is on a distinguished road
michelleG michelleG is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2009
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: US
Interest: Other
Posts: 53
michelleG is on a distinguished road
Default Jaw spasms

I posted a few days ago about how my ears felt like they needed to pop, but couldn't. I now have horrible jaw pain and my upper teeth are causing me unbearable pain. I wrote earlier how yesterday my jaw jerk reflex was 1+. For those of you who get jaw spasms, do you have full range of motion in your jaw when it is occurring? Also, is the pain continuous? And do your jaw spasms ever cause teeth pain? Thank you for your patience. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? I guess I'm trying to figure out if my jaw aches and my cheek muscles/teeth hurt because of muscle spasms.
michelleG is offline  
Old 06-25-2009, 07:43 PM #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: US
Interest: Other
Posts: 53
michelleG is on a distinguished road
michelleG michelleG is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2009
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: US
Interest: Other
Posts: 53
michelleG is on a distinguished road
Default

The pain is horrible. Has anyone experienced anything like this? It seems to be radiating around my lower face. Is this what a jaw spasm feels like?
michelleG is offline  
Old 06-25-2009, 09:11 PM #3 (permalink)
hopingforcure's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2008
City: Any
State: USA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2007
Posts: 1,435
hopingforcure is on a distinguished road
hopingforcure hopingforcure is offline
Very Helpful Member
hopingforcure's Avatar
Join Date: 2008
City: Any
State: USA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2007
Posts: 1,435
hopingforcure is on a distinguished road
Default

I have that problem from jaw jerk, jaw clonus, and spasms.. I know Olly has that problem at times also.. It is quite painful.
hopingforcure is offline  
Old 06-26-2009, 09:56 AM #4 (permalink)
canfiet's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: wooster
State: oh
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2009
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 33
canfiet is on a distinguished road
canfiet canfiet is offline
New Member
canfiet's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: wooster
State: oh
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2009
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 33
canfiet is on a distinguished road
Default

Michelle-I have jaw spasms that are so severe they make me cry. I seem to get the spasms mostly after a big yawn. I've also thought that my gums around my teeth were a little more painful...I can't explain it maybe just achy. I have had the ear thing since September. Not only do they feel like they need to "pop" but I also notice a vibration, especially when I try to go to sleep. I thought I was the only person with this. Take care- Teresa
canfiet is offline  
Old 06-28-2009, 03:30 AM #5 (permalink)
olly's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2008
City: uk
State: uk
Country: uk
Diagnosed: 11/2007
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,790
olly is on a distinguished road
olly olly is offline
Extremely Helpful Member
olly's Avatar
Join Date: 2008
City: uk
State: uk
Country: uk
Diagnosed: 11/2007
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,790
olly is on a distinguished road
Default

hi michelle.
you would definatly have stiifness in your jaw as well and it would be slower to move.

when my jaw is really bad it effects the articulation of my speech.
eating can be a nightmare,i lost a lot of wieght last year because i was unable to chew.

i have never had tooth or gum pain but my facial muscles can be very painfull.
once my cheeks were so spastic and hard it looked like i had golf balls in my mouth

i do get dystonia like spasms in my right jaw muscles,these physically distort the right side of my lower face and mouth. i can not turn my neck/head round to right as it can set them off.

1+ jaw reflex would not cause jaw problems or spasticity. also it would not suddenly become spastic.
there could be many other reasons for your facial pain like grinding your teeth or even stress.
unless it causes complications with talking and eating i am sure it will be ok
olly is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 03:19 AM #6 (permalink)
New Member (Say Hi)
 
Join Date: 2009
City: usa
State: london
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/1992
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1
arey is on a distinguished road
arey arey is offline
New Member (Say Hi)
Join Date: 2009
City: usa
State: london
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/1992
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1
arey is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi,this is the regular problem being faced by all of us.There are no age differences for this problem of attacking.As,per my knowledge general precautions should be taken place and regularly have to be done.
arey is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 08:24 AM #7 (permalink)
MtPockets's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2006
City: Gulfport
State: Ms
Country: US
Diagnosed: 05/2006
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,537
MtPockets is on a distinguished road
MtPockets MtPockets is offline
Very Helpful Member
MtPockets's Avatar
Join Date: 2006
City: Gulfport
State: Ms
Country: US
Diagnosed: 05/2006
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,537
MtPockets is on a distinguished road
Post

I also have the spasms anytime I yawn or move my head to either side.
About all I have been able to do is have someone massage them out if I can open my mouth to tell them.

Have you considered TMJ?
MtPockets is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 10:39 AM #8 (permalink)
Tich1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Grimsby
State: Lincolnshire
Country: UK
Diagnosed: 03/2009
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 152
Tich1 is on a distinguished road
Tich1 Tich1 is offline
Member
Tich1's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: Grimsby
State: Lincolnshire
Country: UK
Diagnosed: 03/2009
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 152
Tich1 is on a distinguished road
Default

I get jaw clamp spasms too , and seem to grind my teeth after them , annoyingly sudden , and I don't always get my tongue or cheek out of the way . When I yawn , that's when it hurts , and it seems to click out of joint and clunk back in again , a bit scary .
Tich1 is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
muscles, pain, reflex, spasms, symptoms, symptoms?


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
diaphragm spasms kfletcher General Discussion About PLS 16 06-04-2015 01:59 AM
muscle spasms tinyandme People With ALS - "PALS" 12 05-30-2014 05:20 PM
I'm new here! Twitching/Spasms. KirkRapp Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 9 05-11-2014 03:04 PM
doubt spasms sano Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 1 07-02-2013 04:05 AM
Leg spasms a symptom? Hi Skyehy Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 21 06-30-2012 09:27 PM
hemifacial spasms. olly General Discussion About PLS 4 11-06-2011 07:53 PM
Changes with fascics/spasms stilljennifer General Discussion About ALS/MND 6 08-10-2010 09:01 AM
Twitching and spasms cybertwitch Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 7 08-03-2010 03:11 PM
diaphram spasms? Phil's wife General Discussion About ALS/MND 2 04-19-2010 04:13 PM
What About Spasms? Kewanee Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 12 07-13-2007 07:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 AM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016