Question by  Tostao (27)

What is wrong if I have neck tightness and jaw pain?

I have it on the left side.


Answer by  JamieB (14)

Stress (with subsequent jaw clenching and teeth grinding) is a common cause of neck tightness and left jaw pain; however, other causes might involve temporomandibular joint dysfunction or a neck alignment issue. Irregardless, see your doctor; hopefully it is an easy fix!


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

You might have a pinched nerve in your neck. Only a doctor can tell you what's wrong so if it stays make an appointment.


Answer by  phantsy (105)

Pain in the left side of the jaw could be indicative of many things. Most commonly it might be associated with cardiac or vascular problems. It could also be that the pain is caused by muscle pain or strain or caused by nerve pain. The problem would depend on other factors such as type and duration of pain.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

It is possible you need to visit your dentist and have a thorough check up. You could have symptoms of TMJ.


Answer by  HelpChat (494)

Neck tightness and jaw pain could be very minor, due to awkward sleeping positions or clenching muscles due to stress. Try and relax, chew normally, and don't hunch. It could potentially be a sign of a more serious condition, so if it doesn't go away you should consult a doctor.


Answer by  kashin7 (345)

There are several things that may be the cause. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), nerve damage, a pulled muscle, and dental problems are some possibilities.


Answer by  yh (5)

It could be due to stress, whether its emotional,physical or chemical stress. Besides that, it also could be misaligned neck joints which leads to the symptoms mentioned. However, there is also chances that you might be having Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

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