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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Jaw pain: TMJ pain is most often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and /or clenching, usually at night), or a bad bite. And, it is often related to stre ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A Few Tips: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. Avoid excessive gum chewing. Avoid clenching or grinding teeth. Avoid des ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Home TMJ therapy: Eating habit changes (soft diet). Relaxation exercises to reduce pain inducing stress. Conscious diaphragmatic breathing. Jaw stretching exercises fo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress and tightness: When we get stressed we tend to tighten up our bodies. There are a lot of muscles in the upper back, shoulders and scalp that are affected by stress. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
TMJ?: You describe symptoms of muscle tightness and tension. The distribution suggests that it is involved in the jaw muscles. This can be associated with ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: So many questions and answers are TMJ focused. The jaw joint is the most complicated joint in the body & while it is well understood anatomically it i ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Neck &jaw tension: This sounds like symptoms of bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth). This can take place at night when you sleep, and also at various times during ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Some people with temporomandibular joint issue sense fullness in the ears. I have not heard of neck and shoulder problem causing ear symptoms. If yo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: Hello. Yes TMJ can specifically cause these symptoms. See your dentist who may be able to initiate treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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I dought bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is cause? It's a sulfa drug used for infection! that would be a rare side effect condition.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle tension: Consider electrolyte imbalance such as calcium or magnesium.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes it's possible: While issues with the scm muscle can cause those symptoms, it would be a rare cause. If it is the cause then treating it like an arthritis issue will ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Emotional stress and anxiety can make any and all pains feel worse. That's one of the characteristics of pain... how one feels or perceives pain is in ... Read More

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