• question-icon

    What causes a radiating pain in jaw, neck,ears, teeth and scalp?

default
Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: After a long 4 hours skitrip yesterday, I was relaxing for about 1 hour. Suddenly I felt a pain spreading through my jaw area, neck/ throat up towards my ears and making my teeth hurt. The pain was not very strong, more like nervepain. Might be described like the pain of recieving an injections at multiple sites along the jawline. The sensations spread all the way up towards my scalp, along both sides and top and lower teeth. This lasted about half an hour off and on, but pain in my teeth recided for the whole evening. Today I can barely feel it in my front teeth up and down. I had not eated or drank anything that might have set this off. I had been skiiing crosscountry for 4 hours earlier the same day, but felt no pain while skiing.
The sensation unnerved me slightly, my sister and mother both have MS and have suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia, but these pains are much more intense and usually unilateral. Well, I wonder whether any explaination is obvious, and fear slightly that it may be of cardiac origin. Any ideas?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dental origin should be considered. Not cardiac related pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

I guess the MRI results you refer didn't show any problems such neurovascular conflict that may explain trigeminal neuralgia, or any white matter lesions that may indicate MS, right?

Also, how long before you had the MRI done?

The pain you refer is not typical one of the cardiac origin, in my opinion, considering the distribution, bilateral trigeminal pain may be an explanation.

It may be related to dental conditions and an evaluation by your Dentist is necessary.

If dental origin excluded and this was just one episode, this atypical pain may be related to anxiety and stress disorder, and fatigue after prolonged skiing may contribute in triggering this.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 3863 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  White matter

doctor1 MD

what does a mri show when a lot of white matter and no one told me anything else but it is 200 pages long?

doctor1 MD

what is on A MRI ? I have a lot of white matter?

doctor1 MD

I had an MRI W/o contrast three years ago and it foundscattered white matter flairhyperintensities indicating a demyelinating processes such as...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I would like to know the meaning of the following:

MR Scan of brain reveals normal grey-white matter differentiation of both cerebral...

doctor1 MD

Brain scan report states: There are a few patchy hypo densities in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres which are non specific. Also:...

doctor1 MD

Hello I had a MRI conclusion is Multival small T2/Flair hyperintence signal areas inbilalateral cerebral white matter with sparing of corpus...

doctor1 MD

i m 48 years old with MRI finding that says several tiny T2 hyperintense foci noted in the white matter of the frontal lobes bilaterally in keeping...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

195 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Erion Spaho
  • Q - What causes tingling and pins and needle sensation on the left side of...

  • Q - What causes numbness in feet and ankles?

  • Q - What causes mouth spots and pit in forehead?

  • Q - What causes tingling feeling in shoulder?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for panic attacks, non functional rectum and memory loss

  • Q - What causes numbness in the right side of foot and leg?

  • Q - What causes burning sensation and tingling in hands and feet?

  • Q - What does my CT scan suggest?

  • Q - What causes shortness of breath in a patient with fibromyalgia?

  • Q - What causes severe muscle twitches at night in shoulders and arms?

backtotop2