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What does it mean if your face goes numb sometimes?

Mother keeps complaining that her jaw keeps going numb. It happened right after we had the AC on in our car, and then it happened later again when we were
shopping. Anyone know what this means? I asked her if her teeth hurt and she said no, and I looked at them and they all looked healthy.

Asked by Meg at Aug 10,2011 11:05

You might wanna take your mother to the doctor could be something bad.its best not to wait.

Answer from Leigh at Aug 10,2011 11:07

Best answer

That is something in the nerves to make the body go numb. With the ac on it's possible that her jaw muscles are tightening up because of the chill. That happens
a lot when there already was a tightness in the muscles. To get rid of her pain she has to free up her jaw muscles so they won't tighten up any more and here's
how to free them up: Jaw muscles: Put your fingers on your head so your thumbs are behind your ears. Press into the back of your jaw bone next to the skull and
hold that pressure. After 30 seconds slowly raise your head until your neck is fully extended then open your mouth as far as you can. Release the pressure but
hold your head and mouth like that for another 30 seconds. For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

Answer from Douglas B at Aug 10,2011 11:12

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