I Was Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia And Tmj Essay
830 Words Sep 1st, 2016 4 Pages
My TMJ was treated by using electric shock therapy on my jaw to help relax it more and reduce pain. I also wore a splint in my mouth. The splint was placed over my tongue and on top of my teeth. The splint prevented me from grinding my teeth as hard as I had in the past.
My fibromyalgia plays a big role in my body’s ability to play sports. I struggle to keep up with other athletes at times because fibromyalgia causes me immense pain. I have taken seizure medications in an effort to ease my overactive nerves, but no medication has relieved my pain yet.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome my freshmen year. I had no choice but to go through surgery in attempt to open my airways to improve breathing, which was unsuccessful. Due to lack of…