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Are Neck Muscles Involved When Someone Has Bruxism
Probably not: Although the neck muscles can be involved in temporo-mandibular disorder (tmd), the muscles that are involved in bruxism are in the face and consist of the masseter, temporalis, and internal pterygoid muscles. These are the closers of the jaw and are directly involved in grinding of the teeth. Treatment is usually a mouth guard at night made by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
If upper leg muscles are deconditioned, are they constantly weak or is there intermittent weakness when using them?
Weak and fatigable: Deconditioning typically appears as a loss of total strength (overt weakness) superimposed upon loss of stamina (rapid fatigue and exercise intolerance), both of which will slowly recover with time and a regimented therapy program. A rapid fluctuation in strength may be a sign of a superimposed neuromuscular problem. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: As to why massage arouses "severe neck pain", many people are unaware of their chronically spastic superior trapezium muscles, major muscles involved in maintaining upright posture, support of the head, while at the same time elevating the shoulders. Squeezing a spastic superior trapezius in the shoulder region can arouse exquisite pain that is experienced in the neck region. ...Read more
How common are neck artery dissections in healthy persons, just caused by frequent neck turning and sleeping on front with head turned?
Unheard of: I have never heard of or seen such a case ...Read more
Hi there what would cause your body have muscle aches and joint pain feels like muscles aren't repairing from gym the traps and neck shoulder sore?
Overtraining : 41 year old gentleman with aches and pains from gym. Allow yourself done time to heal from the gym and step back from the intensity until you find a comfortable range your body can handle. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by over exertion. Myalgias can also be caused by acute inflammatory disorders, medications, myosotis , and other maladies. Please see your MD for full exam ...Read more
Can you pull muscle in upper arm/shoulder/back by sneezing into elbow I have some violent sneezes at times & feel pain in those areas.
Can trauma to the neck, probably throat from blunt-force injury causes problems years later? Neck has always been sensitive around larynx.
Possible: this is certainly possible, it it is a big concern for you, I would see a ear nose and throat specialist ...Read more
My nerves have been twitching my muscles can it be caused from alotstress? They are not painful but very annoying. (Upper arm, below jaw, lower leg.)
Had TMJ and stiff jaw muscles for over a year. Recently jaw muscles are twitching-feeling they trying to come back to life - could this be the case?
Bilateral neck pain when anxious or slept in bad posture. Especially depression amplifies it. What causes such thing? Male, 31
That's a complex ?: So I'll try to simplify. Muscle tension is the result of feeling uptight. When you sleep, you may position yourself in an awkward way. If you are depressed, you may sleep more often, or less often than usual, so you way position yourself in ways that you don't when you are feeling good. Depression also increases sensitivity to pain at the level of the brain. Some medical issues worsen these thing ...Read more
My sternocleidomastoid as well as scalene and other neck musclesstays flexed for 2-3 seconds after I relax the muscles. Also I begin to feel a twitch in my lower lip upon relase of flexing the muscles. Is this a sign of muscular disease?
Dystonia? stress? : 2 possibilities come to mind quickly. 1 is mechanically induced muscle spasm which could be postural and/or due to skeletal abnormalities. 2 dystonia (regional) in which mechanisms in the nervous system mis-program muscle relaxation and contraction. This requires neurological assessment. ...Read more
Untreated Dental infection 2 years. Some lateral muscles of left-side in hands/legs has become stiff after dental operation. No stiff neck. Evaluate?
pain in one side of jaw, can't fully bite down, having trouble chewing and it feels like teeth aren't lined up. TMJ? Tx?
Displaced disc?: The jaw joints have a disc that normally sits o the top of the condyle. It moves with the jaw. When the joint becomes damaged, it can move independently, and may slide partly out of position, If it is unable to move back where it belongs, when you try to close your teeth, it is in the way. So the teeth cannot touch, but you put pressure on the disc. That explains law pain and teeth being apart ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pressure in face and head when chewing tough meat. Have TMJ symptoms, bonding done, afraid of breaking teeth when chewing together. Class 1 maloclussi?
TMJ: Tmj is a structural problem of the jaw joint and thus requires a structural solution. Your bite and your jaw are not in harmony so the muscles try to help splint the joint creating the pain and muscle fatigue on chewing hard meat. Medications you are taking are hard on liver and kidneys and don't address the structural problem. Get a DX and some treatment by TMJ trained dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Was this inappropriate behavior for dentist to shove my head to the side when neck muscles contracted during long procedure?
WOW: So from your perspective a shove and possibly from your dentist's perspective - just repositioning your head. Communication is the key - hopefully you did or in the future you will communicate to your dentist when your muscles are sore, cramping and you need to stretch/massage them. If the dentist was truly rough - talk to them or switch dentists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a chronically tight sternocleidomastoid muscle cause you to have TMJ issues and aches on the jaw muscles?
Hi can being tense, stressed and anxious cause multiple irritated / pinched nerves in neck? To an extent where fingers and head tingle randomly?
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