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Under ear pain

sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi everyone. I've been having terrible headaches again lately with my arm and hand numbness/tingling. I've also been having sharp pains under my left ear. It feels like being stabbed! These pains just hit out of the blue. I've had this problem occasionally for years and my dr once said it was muscle spasms. I just wondered if any of you have had this and if you know if it's related to your neck problems?

Hope you're all having a great day.


  • Sorry to hear of your additional pain. Sometimes without realizing it you can clench your teeth or tighten your jaw causing muscle spasms or even something like TMJ problems. It could even be trigeminal neuralgia. I think it's worth re-mentioning it to your doc.
  • Hi Debbie - I have spasms that gave me mild to severe discomfort. It took a long time to figure out what the problem was. I kept wondering what was up with my back, neck and shoulders.

    Hope your feeling better - C45
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    ernurse, I will mention it to him again. It is painful but thankfully it isn't constant. Thanks.

    C45, Thanks. I take so many muscle relaxers you'd think they wouldn't be able to spasm. lol.

    Today I've got another strange symptom. My skin on my head, neck, and back is sore to touch. No rash, no nothing. Just sore. Maybe I'm crazy.
  • Now that is new. Here is the thing. Is there an injury to the area, that would explain the added pain, trama?

    I have found that I have to be very careful when concentrating on symptoms for myself. I have found that daily body scans allow me to be in touch with how I feel, throughout my body. I know that there are times when the nerves, gates of the pain system can become harmed and then misfire, in ways they were not meant to work. If it continues, make mention of it to the Dr, so he has that on his thought too.
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