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Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Suggesions: Sounds like you're on the right pathway. There are other reasons for facial paralysis. Most patients completely recover. If you are not recovering, seek evaluation by an ENT doc or neurologist. ...Read more

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Having severe pain under left ear and down the jaw. Also have partial facial paralysis, can't raise left eyebrow, can't close left eye independent of right eye, while eating or talking left side of mouth does not open fully nor raise up while smiling. Pre

Having severe pain under left ear and down the jaw. Also have partial facial paralysis, can't raise left eyebrow, can't close left eye independent of right eye, while eating or talking left side of mouth does not open fully nor raise up while smiling. Pre

See MD immediately: What you describe could be an entity called Bell's Palsy. If a rash were to appear in the same area this could be Shingles. Shingles can occur without a rash but Bell's Palsy is more likely. Usually the symptoms of Bell's Palsy fully resolve completely but not always. You should see an MD immediately and start treatment. Use artificial tears to protect your eye. Close eye and patch when you sleep. ...Read more

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What can cause right side facial paralysis, right side lower head pains and a temperature?

What can cause right side facial paralysis, right side lower head pains and a temperature?

Possible infection: I would see a doctor right away. A dentist or ENT physician would be appropriate. The most common cause of head pain is a tooth problem. ...Read more

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My grandfather fell on his head and can't move his hands! is this paralysis?

My grandfather fell on his head and can't move his hands! is this paralysis?

Spinal cord injury: This is central cord syndrome until proven otherwise. A form of spinal cord injury, needs immediate cervical spinal immobilization and neurosurgery workup. If he's still at home call 911 do not drive him to the hospital in your car. ...Read more

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During sleep paralysis I feel like something is moving in my head like flow of blood or something else I feel like my head will be explode ???

During sleep paralysis I feel like something is moving in my head like flow of blood or something else I feel like my head will be explode ???

What is question?: Are you describing a dream, or something that you feel just before you go to sleep, or just upon awakening? If you are waking up with this feeling, it could be anxiety after a nightmare. If this happens repeatedly, talk with your doctor, you could have some tests to rule out a physical illness. If all OK, and this persists, consult a psychologist using CBT therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more