Pain In The Jaw Area That Extends To The Neck And Back Of The Ear?

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Hello, I am 20 years high 170 bb 57. I just finished hiking with a distance of 4 km for 2.5 hours on the mountain. After hiking I used the gondola (not walking) when I got home, my jaw left and right (especially left) ached until my neck and back of my ear. I’m so scared? Family has no heart history, and last checked up two months ago, the blood pressure was normal. I have a history of jaws that like being locked for example when you can’t close it like that. If you open the jaw width there is a clicking sound. Is this just a tired jaw or is there an indication of a serious illness? Lately my chest hurts in the middle too. 🙁 I’m not fit, it’s easy to get tired and this is my first time. I don’t warm up when I’m hiking too.

1 Answer:

Hi Mayra,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain in the jaw area that extends to the neck and back of the ear can occur due to many factors. If you view from your information that previously often experience a jaw locked and jaws click when opened wide, this condition may be related to disorders of the jaw, for example because:

Jaw joint dislocation, often caused by injury, the habit of chewing food only on one side of the tooth Jaw joint inflammation, for example due to rheumatoid arthritis Inflammation around the jaw, for example due to parotitis, tonsillopharyngitis, infection around the head, neck, etc. This condition should not be related directly with hiking and riding gondola activities that you did before. However, if you open wide when doing these activities, for example because of screaming loudly, then of course this condition can be burdensome.

Chest pain and fatigue that you feel can occur related to this jaw joint disorder, or can also arise due to other causes, such as dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), viral or bacterial infections, fibromyalgia, inflammation of the airways, and so on.

Our advice, you first check your complaint to the doctor so that it is evaluated more deeply. Handling of your condition can be done with a variety, starting with the administration of drugs, surgery, or other medical measures. To observe your jaw condition in more detail, your doctor may also direct you to undergo an x-ray examination, CT scan, MRI, or other supporting tests.

At this time, you should go through the steps below:

Compress painful jaw with warm water Avoid excessive massaging of painful jaw Avoid activities that require you to open your jaw too large Get used to chewing food equally between the left and right sides If the pain in your jaw is very severe, you can consume paracetamol medicine Take a lot of rest Eat with regularly, don't procrastinate. More exercise. Hope it helps.

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