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Tightness In Jaw Muscles
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could the way i'm holding my jaw in place affect the tightness in my jaw muscles? Maybe I am forcing it to a new position or stretching it too much
Maybe, maybe not: Pain in the collarbone area is not a common sign or symptom in tmd. However, very tight jaw muscles and neck pain are commonly seen in tmd. It sounds like you may be suffering from myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (mpds), which is one of several forms of tmd (temporomandibular disorders). Treatment for this is usually nonsurgical, involving medication and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My drs won't take me seriously. I have tight jaw/neck muscles pulling at my bones, but i don't have tmj. Now i get some tingling down my left arm
Need evaluation: Jaw pain and left arm numbness can be a signal of cardiac insufficiency. Need to be cleared byphysician now. If medically sound, need to then see dentist to evaluate occlusion and muscle function. May need orthodontist if malocclusion contributory to facial pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?
Jaw muscles felt tight, went to go eat... bit down on something hard and felt a sharp pain on one side of jaw muscle for a second, could be cramp???
Yes: Yes. Likely a cramp. May have injured jaw joint (TMJ) if pain persists, see oral surgeon or TMJ specialist. ...Read more