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Jaw Muscle Feel Tired
I have got a numbness in left jaw area for about one month ago and i already have neck stiffness which lead to shoulder and muscle pain what to do?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Need atteion: Any ' tough' or hard lump in the head and neck area need immediate attention, have to see your physician to make sure it is not a metastatic lymph node ( malignant ). ...Read more
Surgery/splint/botox: If your muscle enlargement is due to clench/grinding - a nightguard may help. Botox can also work in the same situation. Occasionally, the muscles that are enlarged can be sculpted surgically by an oral surgeon. See a board certified oral surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To a degree: The jaw muscles can enlarge with clenching of the teeth but not enlarging of the jaw. ...Read more
I have jaw muscle pain on the right side of my face and worsens when laying down. There is no pain when i'm standing?
Source of pain: Laying down will increase the blood pressure to your head which can increase pain stemming from your jaw bone. This is common with tooth abcesses. Also, head position can effect the sinuses. The muscle pain may come from pulling on the muscles differently, associated with side you lay on, or holding hand under your jaw, etc. Oral occlusal guard may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two diff. Things: If the pain is from the jaw muscle under your cheek that could be from the parotid gland under it, if the pain is from the joint TMJ , treatments varies from a simple night guard to surgery, see you's dentist to determine the cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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