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June 02, 2011
I have a cold it seems like and my left jaw is like locked or something I can hardly bite down without having shooting pain into my ear and it feels like there is a lump in my jaw and a sore throat
June 02, 2011
I have had a cold for like a week it seems and my left jaw has been locking up and cracking it feels like there is a lump in the joint of my jaw on the left side. It sends shooting pain into my ear when i try to chew my food. Or when I bite down. Right now I have a sore throat. I feel after chewing for a while that it is loosing then it gets stiff again.
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Jaw and head pain on right side, worsened by bending down?
Full Question: Hi good day sir/mam, I've been experiencing this pain a while now. My jaw and head hurts but only On the left side. For instance if I bend down with my head facing downwards and raise back up it pains a lot for a minute or two then slightly easier to bear with. My mother suffers with high blood pressure but there isn't any other sicknesses that I know of in the family. So can you provide me with an explanation on why this is happening to me please, i'll be very thankful. Have a blessed day! Aaron. Full Answer: Dear Aaron; Two things you said might indicate Migraine: the pain being on one side and the pain worsening when you bend down. Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms. That said, what you describe could be any number of issues. There's simply no way for anyone to explain why this is happening...
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