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Lymph node pain in neck directly under left ear

Posted by
Klaus on August 16, 2002 at 00:00:42:

Hi:

I have this pain in the neck area, directly under my left ear, just behind the jaw pivot. Sometimes the pain is there and other times it isn't. I do not know wether it is a lymph node infection or not.

I have visited several family doctors and they say it's stress related. Possibly a pulled neck muscle but I do not understand why after several relaxion exercises I still experience the pain. I do not have a sore throat, a cold, no infections around the region to suggest that it may be a lymph node trying to fight the infection. However, I sometimes get temporal releive by turning my head around, stretching the neck area but the pain still comes back.
I do not experience the pain when sleeping or when I just wake up from sleep.

I am getting more concerned as I do not think it is stress related. Any suggestions?

Thank You.

Klaus



Re: Lymph node pain in neck directly under left ear (Archive in TMJ.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2002 at 07:01:47:

In Reply to: Lymph node pain in neck directly under left ear posted by Klaus on August 16, 2002 at 00:00:42:

Hi,Klaus.

Telling you it is "stress-related" without telling how to resolve it is less than helpful but that is one of the results of a monopoly!

This is a symptom of bracing that has lead to TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint) syndrome.

Read the archives about each of these and see the glossary for any unfamiliar terms.

Let us know what you learn. Once you have begun to understand what is going on you will be a big step towards resolving this.

Walt

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