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Tearing/Pulling Pain After Head Injury

I had a syncope episode, fell and hit the right side of my head very hard on the road during the summer. Since then, though most of the pain has subsided, every now and then the area of the skull which I fell on hurts, which may not seem strange; but since the incidence I ve had this pulling/tearing sensation in my head ligaments that occurs when I open my jaw to eat or yawn. Once it begins it s painful & continuous. I alerted the doctor because I don t have any dental problem or infection, known or unknown which may be causing a related pain. Plus the pain is not in my jaw bone , but is caused once the head muscle/ligament that attaches the jaw bone to the skull moves and I d never experienced such until after the fall. I noticed it started again 3 days ago after I slept on my right side. I m hoping it s not an undetected hairline fracture though my initial scan was normal and simply looking for a regular fracture after I was taken to the ER
Asked On : Wed, 2 Feb 2011
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Thanks for query,
It seems that your TM Joint has affected during hit on the head.
It is possible that you might have mild sub luxatation or some injury to tm joint causing problem while yawning or biting some hard stuff.
Avoid chewing hard things and avoid wide opening of your mouth.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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