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6 mos. ago

I had been grinding my teeth not intentionally... when I felt a sudden sharp pain in my lower left jaw.

I swallowed my saliva & experienced another pain, it was like something was stuck in my throat & the pain went from dull to sharp as I swallowed. In the back of my neck below my hair line I discovered a lump... It was extremely painful to push on because when I pushed it felt as if I were stabbing something threw my throat... The lump no longer sticks out the back of my neck but I still have occasional pain in my neck. This wasn't a lymph node.. It was hard like a bone. Everytime I opened my mouth my jaw would pop, EVERYTIME. It would occasionally rub/grind, instead of a quick pop. My jaw was extremely sore & it hurt to bite. There was a slight discoloration in my neck on the left side, just below/on my jaw line.Ever since I've been experiencing excruciating headaches, I can't close my eyes but I can't stand the light, at the same time.. 3 years prior to this I had one of my molars extracted & that was about it.. Has anyone else experienced this???

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Popping of the jaw sounds like TMJ of the jaw. This is very common and can lead to neck pains and headaches.

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