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Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? no tmj per oral surgeons diagnosis. headaches are short lived but come and go all day.

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Dr. Bruce Elkind answered

Specializes in Dentistry

TMJ may be from bite: Tmj is a syndrome that presents with many symptoms, and may be cause by many factors. There are studies indicating that TMJ is due to and caused by bite discrepancies. Many believe this, and therefore, you should have your dentist evaluate your occlusion. Sometimes adjusting your bite and making a bite guard may eliminate your symptoms and headaches. Good luck!

Answered 12/9/2015

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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered

Specializes in Radiology

Yes: Tension in neck muscles can cause both neck pain and headaches. Please see your doctor for options.

Answered 7/16/2017

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Dr. Craig Morton answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain.

Answered 3/24/2015

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Vague: Many causes, many symptoms. Need to get to the source with a thorough history and examination.

Answered 3/24/2015

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

See TMJ doc: Your oral surgeon may, or may not be sophisticated about TMD. See TMJ specialist.Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

Answered 3/24/2015

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