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  • mrsclaps
    Can an MS lesion be present in the jaw?  I have had MS symptoms off and on for years, and they have gotten worse this past year.  Recent MRI's of the brain, cervical spine and thoracic spine do not show any MS type lesions, so my neurologist is leaning towards ruling out MS.  However, I am still having symptoms including trouble walking off and on.  The MRI of my temporomandibular joint that I had done this week shows sclerosis. Is this likely unrelated?  
  • MS_Navigators
    MS only impacts the Central Nervous System- brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.  I was not able to find any information about the temporomandibular joint being impacted by an MS diagnosis.  Your doctor should be able to confirm this, but I believe they are unrelated.  

    MS Navigator Ashley 
  • mrsclaps
    Thank you.  My neurologist did confirm the same today, that it would not present itself in the temporomandibular joint since it is not part of the brain.  I was able to get a apeedy appointment due to a cancellation.  In the meanwhile, however, I found some articles regarding severe TMJ causing neurological symptoms that can mimic some of the MS symptoms.  

    https://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/causes/tmj

    http://ristohurme.com/tmj/TMJ_Disorder.html