Could Stress Be the Cause of Jaw Pain and Discomfort?

Published on, 27 September, 2023. Answered by Dr. Naamat El Bejjani and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm currently experiencing discomfort in my lower jaw region and beneath my chin. There's a sensation of weightiness in the lower jaw, facial bones, and under the chin. On occasion, the pain can radiate towards my nose and eye area. Additionally, over the last 4-5 days, I've been dealing with headaches, nausea, and a persistent feeling of fullness in my stomach. It's worth noting that I've been under a lot of stress in the past few weeks.


Answered by Dr. Naamat El Bejjani


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Facial pain can have various origins, either localized within the face or stemming from other head regions. It can be triggered by factors like headaches or physical injuries. Additionally, facial pain may arise from nerve disorders, dental and jaw issues, or infections. The different categories of facial pain include:


Dental Pain: This type of pain is associated with problems concerning the teeth and gums.


Nerve Pain (Neuralgia): Neuralgia refers to conditions affecting the facial nerves, leading to pain.


Temporomandibular Pain: Temporomandibular pain is linked to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the associated jaw muscles.


Vascular Pain: Vascular pain results from issues related to blood vessels and blood circulation.




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