First of all thank you for accepting me to this group, so glad I found it.
My name is Deanne, I am a 43 year old female from Newfoundland, Canada. For most of my life I’ve had frequent bad neck pain, shooting jaw pains like little electric shocks going through your face, bad ear pains which were never an infection, sometimes it feels like my throat is closing in or like something is lodged in there, even though there isnt. Then there are the migraines I get which always come with the jaw/face pains, they take me out for days at a time, it has always been treated as migraine/cluster headaches. For my chronic c neck pain I’ve seen massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists and nothing has helped, so I just gave up and refered to it as my bad neck and suicide headaches. But yesterday it was my dentist who told me why all this was happening…for years !
Yesterday I went to a new dentist(we switched because we needed a closer dentist). So being there for my first visit, they wanted do xrays to get a good look at my teeth, which most dentist do on first visits. So we discussed the x-rays and I decided to have panoramic x-rays, so the doc could have a real good look at my teeth. So after she looks at the x-ray she says, "You’re teeth are perfect, but were you aware you have Eagle Syndrome? and she pointed it out to me on the x-ray and told me a little about it, but not nearly enough.
I’ve never even heard of this until she said it. I have an appointment to see my family doctor July 18, the dentist is sending the panoramic x-ray to him.
I’ve just been googling information on this, and Iam still so lost. Is it rare, genetic, should my son be checked? Is it dangerous? If it come to surgery, how long is hospital stay, how long before I can return to work ?
I am looking for any information on any doctors who do surgery for this in Newfoundland ?
Please feel free to feed me full of information. So lost, confused and a little scared of the unknown right now.