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Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Bulging discs: A punches nerve due to bulging discs in your neck can cause all sorts of pains from numb hands to severe headaches. Even heart attacks radiate into the jaw. Unless you've had a clear exam from your dentist, don't forget the obvious reason for jaw ache is tooth, gum, or some other oral problem. Have a dental exam before looking elsewhere. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Every day I have pain in my neck that eventually leads to my jaw, ear, and skull. Is this from a pinched nerve?

Every day I have pain in my neck that eventually leads to my jaw, ear, and skull. Is this from a pinched nerve?

Probably not: The nerves that exit the cervical spine do not give any sensation to the face and therefore will not cause facial pain when irritated. The upper-most nerves do give some sensation to the back of the head, but irritation of those nerves is quite rare, and again, wouldn't refer any pain to the face region. ...Read more

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Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

TMJ: Does not sound like a pinched nerve. Could be TMJ or related to clenched as one does when stressed or bite has changed .This is when bite is off such as a new filling or crown. See the doc if persist and pay attention to the left jaw where it meets the head such as in front of the left ear. ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pinched nerve?

See your doctor.: A pinched nerve can produce very painful symptoms. If you are concerned, visit your physician. They can order additional testing and imaging studies, such as an MRI, to help obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like?

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

Need MRI: If you are concerned, i would consider asking your physician to order you an MRI to evaluate your spine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine , in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems . If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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