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What can cause muscle tension like muscles in lower back involuntarily flexing, clenching jaw, muscle pain in arm and neck? Also tingling face and arm
Jaw clicking popping, occasionally teeth don't align and painful. Pain travels lower angle of jaw into chin. Sharp pain throughout day. TMJ disorder?
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
Can biting down clenching chewing TMJ cause premolars molars except last to turn and lean inwards. Avoid use front teeth because bonding.Roots anglein?
I've had constant itchiness on scalp, neck, forearms, wrists, calves, genitals, abdominal, inner thighes etc. Worse at night, showers soothe...Help?
Depends on the cause: Many, many things cause generalized itching. Itching is almost always worse at night, and showers usually soothe it, whatever the cause. You need an exam to determine the cause. You can try a long-acting antihistamine such as Allegra (fexofenadine) (now over-the-counter), but that just treats the symptoms, not the cause. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?
Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can larger masseter muscle (right side) cause a constant (3+ yrs) heat sensation on the cheek? Trigeminal MRI inconslusive, do have bruxism.
Not likely: Larger masseter are usually seen in patients who are bruxers. And both sides right and left masseter gets enlarged evenly. It is very unlikely that you would have a unilateral heat sensation due to larger muscle. Is the area red, swollen or tender? First rule out infection or irritation in that region. Next, i would recommend you consult a neurologist if no other cause is seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?
Possible: 2 reasons to wear a mouthguard for grinding are 1) to prevent tooth wear and 2) prevent damage to jaw/TMJ. Some guards actually make the grinding worse. See a TMJ expert for guidance about this. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referral. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?
Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: If you are swollen, you may have an infection. You should see a physician to rule out neck problem. If it s a surface skin problem, they may refer you to a dermotologist. Teeth clenching may cause mild to moderate jaw muscle pain and rarely neck (muscle) pain, but not swelling. ...Read more
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