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missyb

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Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:14:10 AM »
Hi, had a visit to an ENT I thnk is brilliant the other day for pain under my jaw that doesn't go away combined with a couple other things. I've seen him before a few times over the past 5 years (all pre Sjs diagnosis, he was actually the one who had me go to a rheum to begin with, which is why I admire him) so he knows this has been bothering me for a while. The jaw pain, sometimes it's less annoying and I don't complain about it but it's been there for a good 4 months this time. So anyways, he is checking the gland out with some tests, but mentioned something called Eagle's Syndrome, where a ligament in your neck becomes calcified, and he said it's more common in people with rheumatological problems. This is tested with, I think, xrays done at a special angle.
There is surgical treatment for it. I probably do not have it it, but thought I would share this name with you guys in case you are experiencing these kinds of problems and not getting anywhere. I think it might be one of those things that a lot of Dr's don't know about.
missyb
« Last Edit: June 05, 2009, 10:17:05 AM by missyb »

Dolly Dimples

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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 12:32:05 PM »
   Never heard of that syndrome Missy B ...

   Yikes! how many more issues are going to crop up that are SS connected!  Give us a break I say..

       Good to know  tho'  that  there are some good Med- people out there somewhere who know a thing or two..

        Hope you get rid of that jaw ache soon!..
                                                                        good luck, Dolly x

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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 12:57:21 PM »
Hi,
I have had these problems too!  I could not swallow without pain and my jaw really hurt. So I went to the doctor when I could not stand it any longer which was after about four months.  I got an appointment for ENT University and one week before my appointment all the pain just suddenly stopped.  It was really weird. I had a CT which did not show much.  So I still don?t know what it was, but the symtoms are very similar to yours.

Let us know how you get on.

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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 12:16:30 AM »
Hi, new here  :)  I had the same issue with jaw pain the other day, went to an ENT, he says I have TMJ, and I guess it can be a problem with us. I have been very newly diagnosed with SS and SLE and hypothyroidism, and psuedotumor cerebri. I am 30 years old. My grandfather and father have SLE, but I seem to be the only one who was lucky enough to get BOTH! lol

Well, it is definitely an interesting disease.....to say the least.

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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 10:00:49 AM »
It's something I've never heard of before - but here is a link.

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/medical/eagle_s_syndrome.htm

I found a couple of sites that were more user friendly but they carried ads, so I haven't posted them.  There is info out there if you 'google' for it.

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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 10:38:36 AM »
Thanks for the information...I had never heard of it either!


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Re: Eagle's Syndrome..anyone? (those with neck/jaw pain)
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 03:17:27 PM »
Hi,  MissyB

I have never heard of this syndrome...but I too have alot of jaw/neck/ear pain and my maxillofacial surgeon has just diagnosed me with TMJ. I also get salivary gland pain along the jaw and sometimes am not sure which pain is down to what  :-\

I suppose it just another symptom to add to the ever growing list for SjS  ::)

Take Care

Paula  ;D
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