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Tightness In Chin
Tightness in the chin after neck cracking, it's getting improved but I need to know should i be worried or not?
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.
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I have a major migraine for 12 days now and have been having dull chest pain here and there. I noticed a new symptom:tight pulling sensation in 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
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
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 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.
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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.
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
Left side of my face feels full tight, jaw hurts mainly under chin above behind & left ear full, right temple & above & behind full bottom of skull?
Wisdom tooth?: I'm guessing wisdom tooth. Best to see your dentist and oral surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
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?
Concerned: I am concerned for these symptoms. Please call your family doctor for an evaluation or go the your local emergency department. ...Read more
The right sidebof my head feel tight a throbbs a little it bothers me a lot and my left side is less tight what should I do?
Headaches: See a neurologist to rule out tension headaches ...Read more
Myself 30 had heaviness in head from past 1 month, it's feel like tight band in head, there are no other issue in my body, what is it?
You need a consult: To explore this pain pattern further. Many "tight band" sensatons in head are tension headaches, but very unlikely for this to last for a month. ...Read more
When I'm alone my head feels so tight but as soon as I meet my friends I forget about the problems I have and my head feels fine for over 8 months now?
My head for the past two weeks keep feeling like its tighting up and then releases. What's wrong with me?
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 without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more
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
Unclear: Please see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Do u think it could be my anxiety as I have it really bad at the min as my fore head feels tight?
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
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
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
Wake up with tightness in the back of my head and sometimes throughout the day in different areas of head? Could this be tension?
I been having pressure and tightness on top of my head and around my head....It also be feeling like something is crawling in my head???
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
Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when I lean my head to the right?
I've been getting my hair braided for years and always get this sores in my head. My hair is not tight so why is this problem getting worse?
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For 2 yrs I've been suffering with a tight / crushing feeling right side of my head with numbness & trickling sensations down right side of body.
Seek care now: Get care now to avoid a potential serious health issue. ...Read more