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How To Get Rid Of Jaw Pain
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause?: Hi, back pain is very common. To treat it best, you need to figure out the cause. There are many possibilities including arthritis, fracture, facet disease, soft tissue abnormalities, infection, nerve impingement, stress reaction & stress fracture... If you've had the pain for a while or if it is disabling, you need to see your doctor for a diagnosis. Then he/she can devise a tx plan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Probable Root Canal : Pain can derive from a tooth problem, or a problem with gums or bone surrounding a tooth. Assuming it is from a tooth, that tooth is probably sensitive to tapping or hot &cold. If the sensation lingers for several minutes or longer, the nerve is probably unhealthy and the tooth, if it is structurally sound and worth saving, should have root canal therapy. It should be painless and relieve pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More information: Typical questions a medical provider would ask is severity, associated symptoms..I.E nausea vomitting, blurred vision, time of day, week, what makes it better or worse. Headache and neck pain can be because of multifactorial reasons..Musculoskeletal, stress, poor sleep, vision and other organic reasons. Try and find out associated symptoms before getting rid/masking symptoms by medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will go away.: Most back pain especially for a young person like you is self-limiting and will heal itself. But just like any injury in any other part of the body, you must give it time and take care of it. Avoid activity that hurts your back, take over-the-counter pain medications as needed, ice or heat, and don't lay in bed all day. If pain persists for more than a week or is very bad, go see your physician. ...Read more
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