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Muscular spasm like discomfort in jaws? Tightness every morning.

Muscular spasm like discomfort in jaws? Tightness every morning.

Grinding/TMJ: Sounds like you are grinding and may be creating muscle soreness or TMJ soreness. Dentist make mouth plates to help. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Swallowing and when feel a burp coming, intense pain mid upper back sharp clenching spasm but only with swallow and b4 burp. Diffuse but r side worse?

Swallowing and when feel a burp coming, intense pain mid upper back sharp clenching spasm but only with swallow and b4 burp. Diffuse but r side worse?

Esophagus: These symptoms suggest esophageal spasm which is painful, usually fleeting and can be felt in the front or back of the torso. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness i chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness i chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Yes: 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Rest the joints...stop chewing gum. I know that's tough to do cold turkey, but if you stop chewing and symptoms diminish it's an important diagnostic test. ...Read more

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Back muscle spasm causing struggling with movement. Shooting pain in lower abdomen. Difficultly taking a deep breath due to back. ?

Is it muscle?: Would definitely need more information for this one. When and how did it start, how long has it been like this, was there an injury, any nausea, fever, diarrhea, blood in urine? How does the muscle spasm in back explain the abdominal pain? Right or left side? You should see a doctor - if severe, go to the emergency room. If muscle spasm, use heat, ibuprofen, and gentle exercise. ...Read more

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Sharp pains that begin in upper shoulder that follow into the upper chest/boob area. Movement makes pain worsen. Muscle pulled or something else?

Sharp pains that begin in upper shoulder that follow into the upper chest/boob area. Movement makes pain worsen. Muscle pulled or something else?

Sounds like a muscle: But could indeed be something else. Best to do a good self exam to reassure yourself that there is no focal source of pain/. If indeed this is coming from your shoulder down into your breast bone area it may be that you strained your pectoralis muscle ...Read more

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Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Would muscle spasms  in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more

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Feel beat up, sometimes short of breath, can't open hands in morning, joints with severe ache & lower back pain with compacted feeling.burning hip.

Feel beat up, sometimes short of breath, can't open hands in morning, joints with severe ache & lower back pain with compacted feeling.burning hip.

Fibromyalgia ?: 35 yo female w. stiff hands "feels beat up, burning hip, aching joints & low back pain" has undiagnosed disorder. Start with primary care general eval. If negative see Rheumatologist to rule out autoimmune disorder. If still no findings then Fibromyalgia considered. Many fibromyalgics have unilateral sacroiliac joint disorder which manifests as hip pain & Osteopaths are skilled at this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine. Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine.  Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Night pain: One of the hallmarks of a potential problem in a young patient is night time pain/awakening. Even such, benign causes are most common. Nonetheless, pain at night would prompt me to recommend x-rays/mri and i would suggest a spine physician see you. ...Read more

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Sudden onset after lunch, pain in upper right chest next sternum, below neck, leaning forward, sitting. Feels like pulled muscle. Should I see a dr?

Sudden onset after lunch, pain in upper right chest next sternum, below neck, leaning forward, sitting. Feels like pulled muscle. Should I see a dr?

Costochondritis: This could be just inflammation at the sternoclavicular joint or costochondritis (inflammation at the ribs), both of which typically will resolve with conservative treatment. I think it would be reasonable to watch it for a few days and try some NSAIDs (ibuprofen or Aleve), and then see a physician if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Muscle tension, especially in back occasional pain in left temple, belching with no acid. Foggy headed. What could this be?

Find the causes: Pain, including muscle pain, indicates something is wrong. You may wish to check with you md, physical therapist or even your dentist (TMJ) to find out what is going on and why. I would start with your physician, but you need a thorough exam where they determine what muscles are sore and then why. A physical therapist would be a good person to see regarding muscle rx. ...Read more

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Intense right sided jugular vein pain. Happens after every soccer game/training. Pain in jaw also with metallic taste in mouth. Feels full and tight.

Seek Help Soon: Both subclavian steal syndrome ANS subclavian vein syndrome can present this way. Both easily treatable but can cause significant morbidity if complications occur prior to treatment. Do seek evaluation by a vascular surgeon asap. ...Read more

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A sharp pain for 30 secs or so, like muscle spasm, extending from left chest to left shoulder and neck. same muscle tightness taking deep breaths 30 mins after the initial pain, should I worry?

You are young: Of course, people tend to worry about left chest pain being cardiac in origin. This would not be common at your age (but not impossible). In broad overview, sharp, short pains are less often of serious cause unless pain is quite severe and/or associated with other abnormalities. Ultimately, cannot diagnose this way; so, if concerned then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Agonizing muscle spasms whenever bending of back, with pain, help?

Nerve compression: Anytime the spinal nerves are compressed or irritated there can be pain from the point of irritation all the way to the end of the line( your feet). Relieving the pressure on the spinal cord will lessen the pain. Some types of stretching might help you, check with a professional to help you. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping.Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping.Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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Weakness in legs, muscles twitching all over body, hot flashes, center chest pain when moving a certain way or sitting up right, pain/weakness in neck?

Chest pain: Please have someone take you the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. They will look after you and things should be OK. ...Read more