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    Old 05-29-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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    Neck and jaw tension

    I wondered if anyone else is experiencing this lately. We could tell each other it is going to be okay and will go away soon

    I used to have more stomach type tension, including nausea and IBS.

    Over the past few days, though, I've been having major neck and jaw tension, (and arm pain--like it feels if you sleep on top of your arm all night.)

    I thought I might be getting sick, that it was a sore throat starting, but now I realize it's just tension I'm holding in my jaw/neck.

    Why oh why can't I relax, even when I'm trying?

    Thanks to anyone who reads this, and I wish you well!

     
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    Old 05-29-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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    Re: Neck and jaw tension

    IBS can also lead to referred pain in your shoulders/neck/etc.
    Many people miss this link.

     
    Old 05-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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    Re: Neck and jaw tension

    Teeth grinding and clenching can also cause neck, shoulder pain. There's a TMJ site here with a long list of symptoms. Jaw pain is one of them along with headaches, etc.

     
    Old 06-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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    Re: Neck and jaw tension

    Have you tried taking muscle relaxers or a med. for anxiety? I take Lexapro for anxiety everyday & a Xanax during the day only when necessary. Flexeril is a good muscle relaxer to try.

     
    Old 06-06-2009, 06:14 AM   #5
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    Re: Neck and jaw tension

    I get terrible neck, shoulder and arm pain from tight neck muscles. I'm currently seeing a Chiro as the pain is so bad. The other thing that helps is therapeutic massage. I also take magnesium tablets, it's suppose to help the muscles relax but it hasn't helped me.

     
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