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Why would the back part of my jaw, the area by the ear, be stiff and hurting?

It's weird. I'm not in major pain. But my jaw at the joint feels stiff and painful on the left side.

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Musicmom80

Asked by Musicmom80 at 2:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Health

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Answers (3)
  • Are you a jaw clencher when you get stressed? Could be TMJ
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:34 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Yep TMJ - I'm a major grinder/clencher - I would bet money you are grinding or clenching at night.
    8Tinkerboo8

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 2:36 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My mom had TMJ, had surgery for it.
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 2:37 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

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