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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!

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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