So for the past month or two I have had this weird issue where when I am eating something, chewing motions with my jaw, I will get this shock like sensation as though a nerve is being pinched.
I wasn't really able to consistently recreate it but as of last night, I can.
If I look towards my right side, and move my head up and down and starts opening my jaw wide and then closing it as though I am eating something, I can recreate the shock like sensation in my neck.
It does not radiate down my arm, it is contained to this one portion of my neck/trap/shoulder.
It appears to be directly at the base of my neck on the right side, and right above the collar bone. So if you were to put your fingers on your right collar bone, and move up to where your neck meets your shoulder, I can feel this shocking right there.
I don't have any other tingling or pain radiating anywhere and I was constantly doing this last night to see if it was going to work itself out and go away but it did not. However, the good thing is that it did not leave any lasting pain while I slept. I woke up this morning and tried again and sure enough, it's still there.
I'm wondering if this is being caused by a herniated disc in my neck or if it's being caused by a muscle every time I open my jaw wide enough at a certain angle, the muscle is pinching down on a nerve that is located in my shoulder area.
Does anyone have any idea what set of nerves, like c4-5 that would cause this to occur? Thank you in advance.
I've been to the doctor once and all he said was it is probably a pulled muscle. I have posture issues and have been addressing them lately.