I know I have TMJ/Bruxism, don't question that when I wake up clenching my teeth, or a bunch of them are throbbing in pain, or it hurts to open my mouth, or chew food, it's not hard to understand, but this muscle tension in my face, I am seriously beginning to wonder about, I thought it was the TMJ but after today, I don't know.
When I started exercising earlier, I got this sharp chest pain/tightness in my chest (only on my left side) & shortness of breath, then I get worsening of my back pain, between my shoulder blades I guess, toward the left side, it's burning, & the pain starts radiating into my left shoulder, neck, & arm, and then my facial muscles go all crazy hurting in both sides of my face. And then the headache sets in.
Can an area of pain in your back cause muscle tension in your face? Cause it really seems like it might be doing so.
My doctor mentioned maybe a problem in my neck, but it's not a problem in my neck, it's in my back. Then he told me he thinks the problem with my back is due to my mattresses because I wake up hurting & it gets better after I'm up awhile. However with exercise, it makes it worse, & persistant. And I've switched mattresses. I also got new one's now, it's not helping. And if it was a mattress issue, wouldn't it make sense that the pain would stop if I changed the mattresses?
I would have at least apprieciated a muscle relaxant to see if it's muscle strain that would go away with treatment, but not a happening. I mean wouldn't it make sense to do that before doing an expensive MRI that may not even show the problem if it is strain. But well I'm stuck without either.