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Tightness in the chin after neck cracking, it's getting improved but i need to know should i be worried or not?

Tightness in the chin after neck cracking, it's getting improved but i need to know should i be worried or not?

Symptoms?: If there is no problem with breathing or swallowing, you may ignore it. Try to avoid cracking your neck, it is just a habit, it does not fix anything. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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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I have had jaw pain/TMJ for 4 months now. I eat a mostly soft foods diet, but why, when I turn my heart sharply I get tightness in my cheeks and chin?

I have had jaw pain/TMJ for 4 months now. I eat a mostly soft foods diet, but why, when I turn my heart sharply I get tightness in my cheeks and chin?

See dentist first: Who evaluated your pain? A general dentist, oral surgeon, neurologist or primary care MD? If no consults were done, start with the dentist. Is there a history of trauma to the area? There are many variables to be addressed, see a doctor of your choice ASAP. ...Read more

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I have been recovering from a jaw injury, nothing broken or dislocated. I am getting pain and tightness in and around my chin. Is there any cause for needing urgent medical attention? No fever.

I have been recovering from a jaw injury, nothing  broken or dislocated. I am getting pain and tightness in and around my chin. Is there any cause for needing urgent medical attention? No fever.

Need evaluation: After jaw injury, presumption is that jaw pain is related to injury, However for someone >60 yrs old with cardiac risk factors (eg high cholesterol, strong Fam history of heart disease) then further evaluation is warranted, Occasionally angina (heart pain) can present as jaw pain (not usually chin pain). If pain makes you short of breath, or if worse on exercise, see your doc immediately. ...Read more

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Broke jaw have nerve damage to the inferior alveolar nerve bout 9 weeks ago most of numbnes gone but lip and chin tightness remain , how much longer?

Broke jaw have nerve damage to the inferior alveolar nerve  bout 9 weeks ago most of numbnes gone but lip and  chin tightness remain , how much longer?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the injury. In this case sounds like shearing or crush injury but sometimes if it's stretch with no damage to the axon it may recover quickly. Otherwise, human axon growth rates are 1 mm/day in small nerves and 5 mm/day in large nerves. If there is no way the nerve would reconnect then maybe permanent but best to check with a maxillofacial surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have had pain and tightness in my jaw, cheeks, chin, and at times in neck. Have had X-ray both at doctor and Dentist office. X-rays all show normal. Been going on for 4 months now. No improvement.

I have had pain and tightness in my jaw, cheeks, chin, and at times in neck. Have had X-ray both at doctor and Dentist office. X-rays all show normal. Been going on for 4 months now. No improvement.

See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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21 years old tight throat, swollen under chin, constantly needing to clear throat, and sometimes pain in ear months. 6 dr. All say i'm fine. Cancer?

21 years old tight throat, swollen under chin, constantly needing to clear throat, and sometimes pain in ear months. 6 dr. All say i'm fine. Cancer?

Six doctors!: If you have been examined by six doctors and they all told you that you are fine, it very very unlikely that you have any serious illness, let alone cancer. You may wish to see an ENT specialist to reassure yourself. This forum cannot do more. ...Read more

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Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Yes, possibly.: Some perimenopausal & menopausal women have tension headaches. ...Read more

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I feel headach my head skin is tight on the top of my head?

I feel headach my head skin is tight on the top of my head?

Concerned: I am concerned for these symptoms. Please call your family doctor for an evaluation or go the your local emergency department. ...Read more

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My head for the past two weeks keep feeling like its tighting up and then releases. Whats wrong with me?

My head for the past two weeks keep feeling like its tighting up and then releases. Whats wrong with me?

Need evaluation: You nee to see your doctor for check up , it could be simple hypertension ( b p ) or some thing else. ...Read more

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Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Hit my head 2 weeks ago now I have tight fore head ?

Hit my head 2 weeks ago now I have tight fore head
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Hmmmm: It may be simple bruising, causing the tightness, but since it has been 2 weeks now, see your doctor for an evaluation of the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi ya I have really bad anxtiy and stress can that make your head feel tight ?

Hi ya I have really bad anxtiy and stress can that make your head feel tight ?

Yes: Anxiety can do just about anything. Now if your head is severely hurting, best to see a doctor as soon as possible just to get checked out. Good luck ...Read more

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Do u think it could be my anxiety as I have it really bad at the min as my fore head feels tight ?

Do u think it could be my anxiety as I have it really bad at the min as my fore head feels tight ?

I can't make a: diagnosis in a vacuum. However, people with tension/ stress headaches sometimes say that it feels like their head is in a vice grip. I treat many people with this symptom with acupuncture - as they relax the headache usually goes away. Take care. ...Read more

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Tense neck and tightness feeling on top of head. Is this caused by tension? Been having it for 2 weeks now.

Tense neck and tightness feeling on top of head. Is this caused by tension? Been having it for 2 weeks now.

Sounds like it...: Tightness, especially at the top of the head is usually your scalp muscles (yes, you DO have muscles in your scalp) spasming. The question is why? Neck pain can cause you to hold your head differently; anxiety & stress can make your muscles tighter, or a new pillow, exercise, or activity could have strained your neck muscles. Try heat, massage, hot shower, advil, (ibuprofen) and if not better, see Dr.! ...Read more

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Feeling tightness and heaviness in my head neck and pain in my back. Feel like my head is about to explode what causing it?

Feeling tightness and heaviness in my head neck and pain in my back. Feel like my head is about to explode what causing it?

If in addition you: feel pressure in the region of your sinuses. It could just be asinus infection. However if you are also having blurry vision, headaches, nausea. Go to your nearest emergency room !!!. While there, have them check thyroid hormones. With the pain in your back, how long have you had it> any chance you could be pregnant again? ...Read more

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Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight i lift alot of heavy stuff at work. what can i do?

Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight i lift alot of heavy stuff at work. what can i do?

Neck pain: Would consider PT, massage, liftign techniques, Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or flexeril at night. Warm shower in AM, ice when home from work If lifting constantly consider breaks every 30 minutes for 1-2 minutes to shake out neck . may consider a few days of neck collar, sometimes at night it helps the neck from rolling all over f/u with doc /urgent care .. ...Read more

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Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up..?

Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up..?

Salivary gland stone: A stone blocking the salivary gland duct, most commonly the submandibular duct, is called sialolithiasis. Warm compresses, drinking plenty of fluids, and sucking on sour candy can help dislodge the stone. If it continues, antibiotics and surgery may need to be necessary. ...Read more