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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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Left side back pain whenever i turn my head to the left. is it a pinched nerve?

Left side back pain whenever i turn my head to the left. is it a pinched nerve?

Where in the back?: You certainly could have something a little trapped at the level of the C5 nerve root level which could either be physically pulling on the scapular nerve giving you pain on the left or pinching specific nerve fibers taking off from C5 at the brachial plexus level firing off the scapular nerve in that region. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Dr. Roy G. Spurling : When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Can pinched nerve in neck cause
serve pain on the side of your head?

Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head?

Yes: Nerves in the upper cervical area can extend into the back of the head (occipital area) which can result in neck pain with combined headaches. Seek out a neurologist to evaluate for different types of headaches - if ruled out, consider imaging or other diagnostic testing to determine if headaches are spinal in origin. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more