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neck pain, jaw pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 16, 2006
  • 11:17 PM

I have been to doctor upon doctor to find out why my jaw has become so painful. I think its due to my arthritis and disc problems in my neck, but doctors say this is not possible. Has anyone ever heard or had this problem?

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  • trigeminal neuralgia?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 06:25 AM
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  • I think they ruled that out as it is not a "nerve type" pain according to them. Thanks for the suggestion tho. Any others?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 18, 2006
    • 10:18 PM
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  • Have you been to a good dentist? There's a condition where your jaw goes into spasm, I think it's called temporal mandibular arteritis or something similar.This is a bit of a long shot and it may sound very weird, but try putting the end of a pencil (not the sharp end, lol) or something similar between your front teeth, very gently, just strong enought to hold it there. Leave it there for a few minutes, it might just help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 18, 2006
    • 10:37 PM
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  • I had very similar excrutiating nerve pain on the right side of my face. I too could hold water in my mouth, which would ease the pain momentarily until I swallowed it. I went to a Gonstead Chiropractor who are amazing!! I didn't know my jaw was out of alignment, due to a couple of areas of my neck being out as well. I had other issues with my lower back. Wear and tear culminated for my jaw to end up like this- I didn't realise it was out of alignment, but the nerve pain told me something was certainly wrong. The water in the mouth assisting may have helped because it kept the jaw slightly apart momentarily? The Gonstead chiropractor takes an X-ray so they can see exactly where the problems are. It is the back bone with the nervous system that holds the key to so many issues with our body. I am pain free.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 15, 2015
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