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Cause of cramps when I yawn?

Cause of cramps when I yawn?

Where are the cramps: I would like to know where you are cramping while yawning. If you do so in your jaw, it may be that you have some problems with temporomandibular joint (known as tmj). You may have inflammation there or it may be pushed out of place if you are yawning way too widely. I'd appreciate more detail, so i could help you better. ...Read more

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Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when i yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when i yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

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. ...Read more

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Why do my neck cramp when i yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when i yawn?

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 chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

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When I yawn sometimes either my right shoulder or jaw cramps?

When I yawn sometimes either my right shoulder or jaw cramps?

Muscle spasm: with sudden contractures of them is pretty common. If it is quite brief you and uncommon you won't get much other of treating it. If it is pretty common or long lasting testing and some prescription mediciine would be hlepful. ...Read more

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I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! why did this happen?

I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! why did this happen?

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 nothing to worry about. Be careful when you yawn. It is like a charley horse. ...Read more

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When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

Muscle spasm!: You may well have problems related to grinding your teeth while sleeping and therefore making you more prone to this type of muscle spasm! Should prob talk with your dentist about this! ...Read more

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