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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.

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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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I have jaw pain and numbness in the face. I heard these are nerve related. What is the cure?

I have jaw pain and numbness in the face. I heard these are nerve related. What is the cure?

Depends.: Depends upon the cause. Trigeminal nerve problems are very different from ms, for example. Might want to see a neurologist.

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I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

Swelling: More than it touching on a nerve per se, it is the size of the node in this area that is likely the culprit. Tissues are displaced and swollen when a node that typically is between 2-5 mm in size gets big. This occurs due to lots of issues including infection and cancers. Oftentimes it will be removed to see the cause unless there is obvious answer.

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Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you.

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Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and lead to a possible treatment. Best wishes.

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When can jaw pain be serious?

When can jaw pain be serious?

Almost always: Jaw pain can be both a dental and medical problem. A heart attack can present with only jaw symptoms. Dental abscesses and tumors can present as jaw pain. The pain should be evaluated by a dentist and if it is not of dental origin then by a physician.

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Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderation is probably best, even if the chips are tasty.

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Should I apply ice directly to my skin if jaw pain?

Should I apply ice directly to my skin if jaw pain?

No, but: No, follow the instructions by the other docs here so far. But, make sure you treat the cause of the jaw pain. Dental infection? Trauma? TMJ problem. Get proper advice about your problem from an oral surgeon.

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I have jaw pain problem...Plx do let me how me feel better?

I have jaw pain problem...Plx do let me how me feel better?

Jaw pain: For your age there may be many common reasons for jaw but the only way to get to the bottom of it is to get to a dentist asap.

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How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of many disorders of the jaw joint. Usually common sense things like a soft diet, moist heat, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve) will help with the pain. If not, you may want to see a doctor for evaluation.

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Does running correlate to jaw pain?

Does running correlate to jaw pain?

It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities.

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Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache).

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Jaw pain causing my headaches. Help?

TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result.

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Can arnica help with oral or jaw pain?

Possibly: Arnica can be useful to help reduce inflammation which is usually present when you have oral pain, however, it is important to find out what is causing the pain first. Arnica only treats inflammation, it does not resolve the problem.

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are: 1) infected tooth. 2) cavities. 3) gum disease. 4) malignant (cancer) 5) muscle dysfunction. 6) TMJ malfunctions.\ 7) etc., .

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more