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Doctor insights on: Jaw Cramps

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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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If I get too stressed I start shivering and get painful jaw cramps, heartburn, nausea and insomnia. I get it quite often, could this effect my health?

If I get too stressed I start shivering and get painful jaw cramps, heartburn, nausea and insomnia. I get it quite often, could this effect my health?

Yes, over time: The risks aren't of an emergency sort, but over time stress definitely causes physical damage to various systems. So many to detail here. It's a big reason to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress. CBT is very effective for this. Mindfulness Meditation , yoga and other exercise programs can help. Stress hormones help in a brief crisis. They hurt if chronic. Find a good way to learn more. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Causes are overuse: of a muscle, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, dehydration. There may be associated inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral (potassium, calcium, magnesium) deficiency. Tests might include electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), calcium/magnesium levels, iron levels, CK muscle enzyme, aldolase, ALT/AST, thyroid function. Rarely, an EMG (electromyogram) ...Read more

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What should I do to stop a severe and painful jaw cramp, in that very moment? I just had one and I very scared bc I didn't know what I should do.

What should I do to stop a severe and painful jaw cramp, in that very moment? I just had one and I very scared bc I didn't know what I should do.

Massage: Muscle cramps are usually a result of built up levels of lactic acid due to locally poor blood flow and tissue oxygenation. The best way to reverse this is to improve blood flow to the affected area by massaging the muscle in a direction away from the heart or venous blood flow. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a head cramp? That cramp feeling you get in your jaw from eating something sour or blowing something is the feeling in my head?

Is it possible to get a head cramp? That cramp feeling you get in your jaw from eating something sour or blowing something is the feeling in my head?

Salivary gland: The area affected is the Parotid glands, the major salivary glands in your cheeks, the ones affected by Mumps. Talk this over with your PCP. ...Read more

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Under my earlobe inside my left side jaw , its really uncomfortable and it like a little cramp that keeps happening every 3 seconds what could it be?

Under my earlobe inside my left side jaw , its really uncomfortable and it like a little cramp that keeps happening every 3 seconds what could it be?

TMJ syndrome: It is very common and is due to pain from your jaw joint. Ibuprofin. Warm compress and soft diet may improve it. See your dentist for night guard if pain persists. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have pains, more like a muscle cramp, around my neck and jaw when i eat?

Examination: A thorough examination may be needed to diagnose the cramps but some home remedies can be eating soft or liquid food, otc analgesics, drink more water as you may be dehydrated some. Regardless you may still need to be evaluated as you may have tmd or other pathology's. ...Read more