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Does anyone have cheek bone pain with their tmj? By the end of the
day, my muscles feel like they are tearing away from the cheeks.
My muscles feel so tired.
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replied March 27th, 2006
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Yes and it was/is awful. That was where my worst pain was during this last major flare-up of about 3 years. Since I started taking lyrica and my tmj has calmed down a lot, the pain is only occasional now. Intra-oral massage is also very helpful (done by the right massage therapist).

Carol
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replied February 24th, 2008
i am a medical mystery..please help
have been suffering with facial pain for 8 months now. Nose pain, cheekbone, eye socket, pain behind eyes, at back of head, forehead pain etc. My gp diagnosed it as sinus probs and have had numerous anti-b's and nasonex spray. Eventually in was referred to ent where i had a camera in nose. The doc said i had pus in my nasal cavity and perscribed a 12 week course of nasal drops and spray with some more anti b's.
I have been back to ENT as no change where i had another camera and another doctor who said the pus had gone and as i have never had any nasal congestion at all with the other symptons, he didnt think it was my sinuses but didnt know what else it could be. He has arranged for me to have a scan on the areas concerned and my brain to try and rule out other things and mentioned it could be neuralgia and i may have to live with it. I have since looked up neuralgia on the net and my symptons dont really match those described.
I am starting to get really worried now that it could be a tumour or cancer or something...can anyone help?
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replied March 31st, 2011
Medical mystery
I have the exact same thing, although I've been suffering for a few years. I've been to an ENT who prescribed a 12 week course of nasal drops, spray and anti b's. Then I went to a neurologist and had an MRI. I have some compression in my neck, but nothing serious. I went to the dentist and finally had a wisdom tooth removed. I have also seen a retina specialist and no one can figure this out. It can't be cancer or I would be dead by now, but it's terribly uncomfortable and it makes me crazy not knowing.
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replied June 3rd, 2008
wisdom teeth
as far-fetched as this may sound, but i had pain behind my eye for a good 6 months about 3 years ago until i removed my wisdom teeth on that side....suddenly the pain was gone. the dentist insisted that wisdom teeth do not cause such pain, however i was right and it was related. hope that helps
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replied June 4th, 2008
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yeah i have that too. every thing is connected
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replied April 27th, 2009
root canal & sinus pain
i had my first session of root canal done on 22nd of april & after that i got severe pain in my cheek bone, my eye & itching in my ears. Is it because of root canal or involvement of some nerve which is causing pain?
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replied August 5th, 2009
For Rozza 30, I would go to the dentist and have your teeth checked on that side. I had a similar problem and it turns out I had an infected tooth.
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replied August 27th, 2010
Yes i have cheek bone pain and also ear pain not all of the time but it flares up. however i do have jaw pain and locking all of the time. i am currently on Baclofen (muscle relaxant), amityptline (Anti depressant for pain), co codomol and ibruprofen. i have accupunture 1x a week and have tried massaging the area, hot cold compress, breathing exercises and nothing has even touched the surface of the pain. in fact it has made it worse on several occasions. the pain therapist i have seen does not know what else to try so i am now waiting for my teeth to be in the right position to under go surgery. il let you know how that goes.
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replied May 7th, 2011
It could be...
I know this is old but I thought I'd throw out TMD as something to research for anyone who is having facial pain with neck(back or front) pain, ear pain, intense headaches. There are many sub types of this disorder, each with different symptoms. These pains can also be caused by missing back teeth, infected teeth or wisdom teeth that need removing. I just stumbled upon this and it fits my symptoms perfectly. I'll be bringing this up to my dr.
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