Pain on right side of face including top teeth, jaw, back of head. Feels like pressure on base of skull.

by Cecelia
(West Monroe,La)

I was having some stiffness in my neck and had a chiropractic adjustment. I think she shifted the pressure from my neck to my skull. How can I get rid of this?

Hello Cecilia,
You give me very skimpy details, but let's just day it's very unlikely that manipulation of the cervical spine has anything at all to do with tooth, facial and jaw pain.

Having said that, some chiropractic techniques may put some pressure on the jawbone, and it's vaguely possibly that it injured your jaw joint.

I would go and talk to your chiropractor about it.

Dr B

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