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Tension headache, jaw pain, pains to open mouth, neck muscle tightness. Worried

hi, I have been dealing with headaches daily for about 2 months now. I have a history of tension headaches but they appeared rarely. Lately i have been experiencing bad headaches with a suspected TMJ pains, my jaw is constantly aching along with the headaches. The headaches are around my head sometimes on the right side more ( where the suspected TMJ is) ny jaw hurts when opening my mouth, i get pain in my forehead and my face hurts too mostly in my right jaw and cheek bone near my ear. I have tight muscles in my neck and shoulders. I have used a mouth guard but this has not helped. I have been doctors many times. But nothing helps. I am waiting to see a neurologist , but this will take forever. I am worried there is something serious going on?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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The tension headaches that you are having could cause the pain in TMJ that you are having. However it is best to rule out a muscle spasm in the area after a physical examination. You can use a heating pad till then.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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