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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety cause pain in the jaw area? ive heard it can cause u to clench ur jaw and tense ur muscles. arms legs and jaw sore and ive had bad anxiety

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
There are 33: symptoms of anxiety and muscle tension/muscle pain is one of them--anywhere in the body. Do you clench your jaw during sleep? Bruxism can be caused by chronic or extreme anxiety and can cause its own problems--broken teeth being the extreme. Get a physical and then read up on anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html

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Last updated May 12, 2016

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