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Hi, I was wondering if you could give me some insight as to what may be happening to me. I recently have been having strange muscular/nerve pains. They seem to be mainly in my arms on the outer/upper part and my legs in the same place. I have also had some problems with my jaw getting really hot. I went to the doctor and he suggested that it had something to do with my TMJ. He gave me a shot of cortisone and it took it away for about a day. It has flared up off and on but not as severe as it was the day I went to the doctor. Today my face muscles seem to be twitching, and I have shooting pains around my lips. I do have an appointment to see an ENT and a Orthodontist. But in the meantime, maybe I could get an idea from you what the problem could be. Feel like I am falling apart... Thank you in advance
Nick


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replied January 1st, 2006
Neurological Disorders Answer A63
There are many possible reasons for the arm/leg pains that you are experiencing (tiredness, neuralgia...). The face twitching and pain, however, might be caused by inflammation of the TMJ, as your doctor told you. TMJ is anatomically close to the parotid salivary gland through which the facial nerve passes. Affection of this nerve may be causing some of your symptoms; affection of the mandible nerve also causes pain. You may think about seeking a neurologist’s opinion in addition to the ENT and orthodontist.
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