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Why anatomically does all my facial tension, neck, shoulder tension melt away when I splint both back molars with two rolled up paper towel balls?

Why anatomically does all my facial tension, neck, shoulder tension melt away when I splint both back molars with two rolled up paper towel balls?

Jaw Position: Anatomically, your jaw position is more at rest as are your facial muscles. Different position and relaxed muscles will relieve other symptoms. There's more to it than I can explain in this small box, but you should see your dentist since you would most likely benefit from an occlusal splint. ...Read more

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Would I know if I had a carotid artery dissection? Last couple of days facial tension, no pain or headache. Its not numb. Tingly lips today. Age 28.

Would I know if I had a carotid artery dissection? Last couple of days facial tension, no pain or headache. Its not numb. Tingly lips today. Age 28.

Usually painful: If you have no history of trauma- spontaneous dissection typically affects persons in middle age. ...Read more

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Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Possible: But would wonder whether source of both might involve temperomandibular joint, other dental issues, or even cervical spondylosis, with referred pain, but could also be separate issue such as trigeminal neuralgia. Might seek dental opinion, and if not conclusive, might seek neurology approach. ...Read more

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Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles? Used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles? Used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Spend your money: No reason to spend your money on unproven supplements. Please give it me instead. Just kidding. Does not work even with Costco boxes. Best do discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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My skin hurts to touch especially on my neck, back. Very tired, slight trouble breathing. Feeling depressed, tension headaches & facial pains? Help!

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My skin hurts to touch especially on my neck, back. Very tired, slight trouble breathing. Feeling depressed, tension headaches & facial pains? Help!

Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can adjust your medication. ...Read more

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How do I know anxiety symptoms from real medical or neuro symptoms have issues daily lightheaded face numbness funny vision swaying n neck tension?

How do I know anxiety symptoms from real medical or neuro symptoms have issues daily lightheaded face numbness funny vision swaying n neck tension?

Neuro vs. Anxiety: Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Anxiety can manifest in many ways. See a mental health professional for anxiety management training. Peace and good health. See www. Relexationresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more

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Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Possible neuropathy: It is possible that you have some nerve inflammation called peripheral neuropathy--sometimes caused by illnesses such as diabetes, trauma (burns/crush injury) vitamin deificiency, HIV disease, and at times no known causes found. It seems that this is really bothering you and affecting your life, I would consult doc for a thorough evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got back, face tension, headaches. All medical exams good. I am not happy, mostly anxious, blue, thinking about life a lot. Could be Psychological?

I got back, face tension, headaches. All medical exams good. I am not happy, mostly anxious, blue, thinking about life a lot. Could be Psychological?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Left side of head tingled (felt like the chills) for about a second or two. What was it? My face also tingles sometimes. I have anxiety and tension ha

Left side of head tingled (felt like the chills) for about a second or two. What was it? My face also tingles sometimes. I have anxiety and tension ha

This sounds: Neuromuscular. Tension HA can have associated muscle tension in scalp muscles. Tingling is nerve related. With history of recurrent facial tingling, u should consult a Neurologist that also treats headaches. Let us know if u need a specific Referal or do a concierge apt with us. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had daily chronic face/jaw pain/tension since October of 2014. I get a really tight pain in my jaw and face everyday and it won't go away.?

I have had daily chronic face/jaw pain/tension since October of 2014. I get a really tight pain in my jaw and face everyday and it won't go away.?

See specialists: See the Prosthodontist, Oral Surgeon, and the Dentist who treats TMD (TMJ) as their focus. Going on too long. If these specialists cannot help you, then they will refer you appropriately. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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Does a tension headache also cause pain in the face, at the bridge of your nose?

Does a tension headache also cause pain in the face, at the bridge of your nose?

CHECK: Pain in the bridge of the nose isn't typical, but since many things are possible checking it out with your doctor might be a good idea. Pain in the face might be a dental or sinus problem too. It's worth checking. ...Read more

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My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

Need more info: Did she become nauseated? Did she feel faint? Did she have have involuntary movements? It's hard to say what happened. My guess would be a neurological reflex called a "vagal response." you can read more about it here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vasovagal_response your daughter's reaction was milder than described there and, in fact, vagal reactions do occur in all degrees of severity. ...Read more

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I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

Persistent headache: Does it occur in cold weather too? Does it go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Do you have stuffy nose or nasal allergies? Is your B/P ok, did have an eye exam lately? I don't think the fan has anything to do with it. Try to sleep without the fan one night & see what happens may be it dry your nasal mucosa, use aline nose drops before bed time. If they persisted consult a neurologist. Good luck ...Read more

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On and off weird feeling in face/chin for days. Feels like Tension. Not numb and not painful. I can feel touch. TIAs? Pcp says it's anxiety/stress. Age28.

On and off weird feeling in face/chin for days. Feels like Tension. Not numb and not painful. I can feel touch. TIAs? Pcp says it's anxiety/stress. Age28.

Further testing: Before a DX of anxiety is made, I would check the tissues for the presence of pathogens. Then I would rule out the presence of VOCs, followed by the presence of a parasite, all of which could produce a weird sensation. I have always found a physiological basis for such weird sensations. If there was numbness or pain, there would be other considerations. ...Read more