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strawbebby

767d

My dentist believes my case involves the masseter muscle more than the jaw joint itself so apologies if this is in the wrong section. My question is if anyone has noticed pressure around/behind their eyes in correlation with the overuse of their jaw muscles? (My overuse is most likely a result of clenching my jaw due to anxiety)

    • Urfacehurtsmetoo

      701d

      Yes actually. I too have been told my masters are the main problem. It’s known to cause pressure behind eyes and in some cases blurred vision. I’ve only had tmj for 2.5 years, so I’m not quite an expert yet. So sorry you’re going through this, I know how hard it is <3

    • FloridaGirl

      766d

      Pain and tightness in my massetor muscles is a HUGE part of my TMJ symptoms. I've also experienced an overlap of sinus and TMJ symptoms; that the sinus infection (a common cause of pressure behind the eye) also agitates my TMJ symptoms more than normal.

      • SJP

        766d

        @FloridaGirl Same, and that TMJ makes it feel like I have a sinus or ear infection sometimes, which is confusing!

        • FloridaGirl

          766d

          @SJP I can totally relate! With the ear pain too (no infection thankfully, just referred pain maybe?). I was dealing with a bunch of symptoms (facial pain, ear pain, tinnitus, pressure, etc) and it turned out I had a sinus infection AND tmj. If you suspect a sinus infection, I'd see an ENT. NeilMed sinus rinses are also a life saver! (Be sure to use distilled water) Also for the massetor muscles, have you tried a mouth guard, Botox, or massage yet? I've found those all help! I follow a gua sha for TMJ video on YouTube for an at-home massage.

    • SJP

      767d

      Yes. It usually triggers my TMJ, which triggers my trigeminal neuralgia. The jaw meets near the ear, where the trigeminal nerves meet.

    • Gracie1217

      767d

      ✋ Yes, I experience that. Because of clenching/grinding due to anxiety, if there's a muscle from my neck up that can ache or feel pressure, it does.

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