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when i yawn my neck cramps

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewin ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Santin
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
TMJ?: While this could be the result of weak neck muscles, it could also be related to an issue of your tempomandibular joint or tmj. Seeing your physicia ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Yawn cramp: Can be normal or low blood K.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Need exam: Please see an ear/nose/throat specialist for examination and rx.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uel Alexis
12 years experience Pain Management
TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
46 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It is a muscle spasm: When you yawn the jaw muscles can get out of sync and the main opening muscle of the jaw called the lateral pterygoid muscle can get a spasm.It is not ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
35 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly muscular: Given that this happens when you open your mouth or put pressure on your throat, such as a cough, I suspect that you may have a strained muscle in you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Neck cramp: Try positioning of most comfort along with alternating ice and heat. Prescription muscle relaxants may help as well.
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Extension : It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Try heat: then stretching then ice.

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