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I have numbness in the skin around my jaw and also stiff

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i have numbness in the skin around my jaw and also stiff feeling in the nape of my neck
it feels better after a gentle massage but keeps recurring back shortly after the massage.
I need some advice regarding what my symptoms may represents and how to treat them . thank you
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

How long has this been going on?

Are there any rashes or other physical findings in the area?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
About one year.
There is no rashes. I feel pain in the jaws. Also feel burning sensation around my face. Muscle aches around my body.
Twitching at eyelids and on the lips. Strain and pain mostly on the left side of neck, head and shoulder.
Only Indigestion. Using Aspirin 75mg. Also using Magnesium supplements.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

thank you for that additional information.

This could be from any of a number of causes. The thing that needs to be evaluated, as it can get worse if things are delayed, is nerve compression/damage.

I would recommend seeing your doctor and, possibly, obtaining an MRI of your head and neck.

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