I just received a diagnosis of Eagle Syndrome
I have had facial pain for a long time. I have been wearing a hard plastic splint for "TMJ" for 30 years. With excessive stress I felt like I needed to have a new split. I found my face was hurting, my ear ringing loud (right sided) . I had a tooth injury from biting wrong. I went to my dentist to ask to have a new splint made, he was really concerned with the degree of pain in my jaw and ended up referring my pano x-ray to an Oral Surgeon who identified Eagle Syndrome, my dentist then forwarded them without suggestion to another Oral Surgeon who also immediately identified Eagle Syndrome. My PCP has never heard of Eagle Syndrome. The diagnosis is helpful, it answer a lot of the oddities that I attributed to stress. I have dizziness, ear pain, often feel like something is sticking in my throat. I have a tendency to get hiccoughs when I have the sensation of something in my throat (which is embarrassing). I feel like there is a scary road ahead. The images and stories…. As a mother of 5, I am a bit scared, a bit of anxiety about the unknown. I am hopeful that my care will fall into capable hands.