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Opening jaw causes shocking sensation in neck/trap area

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,623
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:35 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
For the past week or so I've had a weird feeling where my neck meets the shoulders on the right hand side in the back.

I want to see this is my trapezius area.

I have already seen a doctor and he said it's probably a sprained/pulled muscle.

I don't have any pain when I turn my neck but sometimes I get this shocking sensation like when you hit your ulnar nerve on something but in my neck/shoulder area. It does not radiate down my arm or up into my head. It is concentrated in one specific area which is the top of my shoulder and where the shoulder meets the neck.

I have this constant what I want to call tightness or pressure on my shoulder area. Sometimes stretching the neck feels good but it does not relieve the pressure.

I am so concerned that this is something major like a herniated disc that it is affecting my work.

Again I can turn my head in all directions, there is no loss of range of movement.

I have had poor posture for quite some time as I work on a computer for up to 12-13 hours per day.

Any ideas what this could be?
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Comments

  • Welcome to Spine Health. There's really no way to tell what it could be without some sort of diagnostic testing done by a physician. Depending on the type of doc you saw, he may not be looking in the correct area or with the right set of "eyes". Do you have the capability to go get a second doc to take a look at you? Did the doc you initially saw tell you to come back in X number of days if there's no improvement?

    Wish I could help, but the best thing would be to have someone else take a look at it again for you.

    "C"
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