Ac Joint Pain Jaw Pain

Anyone who has had a painful jaw can testify to the incredible frustration and unhappiness it can cause. Your jaw plagues you all the time, when you are stressed, when you are chewing and even when you get home after a long day and feel like a big yawn, it hurts then too. So let us do something about it! Do any of these symptoms sound like the sort of lower jaw pain you are having? Clicking or popping jaw, sore jaw, jaw ache, locked jaw, clenching jaw or does it feel like a dislocated jaw? If so, your jaw and jaw pain can be addressed and possibly cured and much of the time naturally.

Jaw pain sinus is often confused with normal dental pain though both of them are very different. Jaw pain sinus can occur only at the top of the jaws because only those are linked to the maxillary sinus cavity. Dental pain can occur in any area of the jaws. The main symptom of a jaw disorder is the TMJ jaw pain, there is pain located directly in the jaw joint– especially during eating and chewing. There are other symptoms associated with TMJ syndrome such as: headaches, ear aches or ringing in the ears, neck pain, clicking or popping if the jaw, locking of the jaw, and other facial pain.

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Some of the common culprits behind jaw pain or headaches in Los Angeles include TMJ (an abbreviation of temporomandibular joint disorder) and jaw misalignment. TMJ pain occurs when the jaw doesn’t fit into its hinges; popping and clicking sounds are a telling sign of this problem. Jaw misalignment can result in such varied symptoms as TMJ pain, tooth clenching and grinding, worn or cracked teeth, headaches or migraines, and unnatural tooth sensitivity.

Ac joint pain jaw pain

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. This is set right below the ear. The TM joint is the most complicated joint in the area of human body because it is the only joint that moves up, down and left to right. This joint can become weak and damaged leading to this disorder that causes extreme pain because of this. Your chiropractor will take a health history, do a review of the nerves that most commonly cause TMJ and examine your spine to see if those nerves are impinged by misaligned vertebrae. When indicated, spinal x-rays will be put in place to see exactly where the spinal bones are misaligned and how to re-align the spine to correct the problem.

What did Metoprolol do to me?
I was in great health and only 23 but during my first pregnancy but I developed Pre-eclampsia in the last 5 weeks. My mother and sister both developed it during pregnancy so I assume it is genetic. After delivery my blood pressure went up much higher and my Gyno put me on Labetolol for about a week. It made me so incredibly ill I couldn't sleep, felt so weak and couldn't eat. I felt like I was dying. She switched me to Metoprolol which was better and after a week doubled my dose to get my blood pressure normal. I began having breathing trouble that got worse over the course of a week after she doubled the dose. I went to see an emergency clinic since my Gyno's office was closed and the clinic doctor told me to stop taking the medicine right away and he actually threw away the pills. Within two days I was unable to stand, then even sit up straight. I felt like I was going to pass out. My heart was hammering and I felt exhausted. I had excruciating pain in my back, shoulder, chest, neck and jaw – all on the left side. My chest started squeezing. I thought I was having a heart attack, so I went to the ER. They did a CT scan worried I had a clot but they said everything looked fine. They did blood labs to check for clotting and heart damage that came back normal. I saw a cardiologist the next day and had an echo cardiogram that was normal. My blood pressure was very high at the hospital and cardiologist's office so the cardiologist told me to see my Gyno who prescribed it to me and tell her what happened and suggested I get back on blood pressure medication. I saw my Gyno and she had no idea what was causing my chest pain, but said that the breathing trouble I was having is normal with beta blockers at higher doses, so she wasn't surprised my CT scan and blood work showed no clot. My blood pressure was still high and she said I needed to get back on something. I was terrified to start a new drug so we decided to get back on the metoprolol. My chest, neck and back pains never went away. After 4 weeks she said my blood pressure was low and to slowly get off the meds over a few weeks. I got off them with no new pain. I had lost about 25 pounds in those two months since having my child. I continued to have the same old pains for about 6 months after stopping the Metoprolol and no doctor could find out why. My family doctor said I was just sensitive to synthetic drugs and left it at that with no further tests. After 6 months of constant terrible pain, I noticed it was worst after my morning cup of tea. I wondered if caffeine was aggravating my condition, so I stopped all caffeine. Within a few weeks most of the pain cleared up. The caffeine definitely was aggravating whatever damage had been done. It's been one year and I still get aching pain, especially in the back between my left shoulder blade and the spine. My blood pressure normalized and at times is low. 99/67 last week at the store when I checked it. Sometimes I bend over and get an instantaneous excruciating pain in my chest that goes away after a few seconds. Still no idea what the pain is from or why I still can't have any caffeine. Even a cup of decaf tea with 4-6 mgs of caffeine causes horrible pain in my neck and chest that lasts for a couple days. I had no previous health conditions. I was thin (not underweight like I am now, I was healthy at 116 lbs), in good shape and had no heart conditions. I still can't gain weight today I am stuck at 105 lbs, considered underweight. Does anyone know what happened to me, what caused all the pain? Please help, I really want some answers.

  • Well first I am sincerely very happy that the majority of these painful symptoms have subsided. The residual issues, as such, should.. in time.. resolve themselves with a healthy diet, exercise, and the hardest thing to endure — 'time'. As for what exactly happened — no one can know for certainty. Though I am a little surprised no physician either knew, or researched and figured out that the beta blocker Metoprolol can, rarely, cause Joint and muscle pain. Why is unknown,.. but there is a definite correlation in rare cases. It is an inflammatory process that occurs due to the presence and build up of this beta-blocker in the serum plasma that has such inflammatory agents/biomarkers (which are mediated by your immune system) that causes a systemic reaction. IE: You may have had some residual pericarditis (inflammation of the sac surrounding your heart), along with generalized joint and muscle pain which — in your case — was heavily focused in your torso. Likely this inflammation occurred in the chest wall and radiated to the back through intercostal tissue/muscles — See these images for reference to these tissues: http://hsc.uwe.ac.uk/rcp/Images/MusclesOfBreathing.jpg http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/568/flashcards/989568/png/intercostals1332103366875.png This is also located in areas where the spine meets the facet joints in the back, and can simply be radicular in nature from the best/anterior torso. Further there may have been an orthostatic component to this as this isn't uncommon with blood pressure medications of all types (postural hypo or hyper tension). Caffeine would certainly be a possibility in aggravating a vascular condition — the tests you reported that were run at the hospital should have checked for vascular biomarkers of inflammation – which would , if elevated, have shown the walls of some of your vascular (blood vessels) system being inflamed. The vascular walls have a 'tone' which are dynamically changing minute to minute, hour to hour.. dilating, constricting, etc. Caffeine is a known vaso-constrictor thus it would have contributed to elevated pressures by constricted blood vessels. So with the issues that were occurring already without the caffeine introduced definitely would have been exacerbated by it's intake. That is my best 'educated' guess based on what you report(ed). I still suggest you stay on top of this. Make regular visits to your GP/PCP and I'd prefer at least every 6 months to see a cardiologist for proper test/monitoring of your cardiovascular health .. at least in the short-term. (Over the next year). Also, don't be afraid or hesitant to see new doctors in a clinical setting — we all don't have the exact same experience or thought process(es). What one doctor may totally miss regardless of testing the next may pick up on just by you describing a few of your systems. Discuss your weight and inability to gain weight,.. it is important. Take care,


  • Pain, especially in the lower jaw, can be a symptom of an imminent heart attack. It is best to consult your doctor immediately. Pain in the jaw bone can be a sign of several health problems. You need to be diagnosed first before you can have any treatment procedure. Exercises to relieve TMJ pain are likewise beneficial to the TMJ sufferer. Not only will they work to ease the pain caused by the condition, but they’ll also work in order to reinforce the muscles in the jaw region and to assist them to prevent further or future damage to the joint.