Aa
A
A
A
Close
Heart Disease Community
20k Members
Avatar universal

Lower Jaw & Neck Pain

I'm 58 yr old female with strong family history of heart diseases. I am 20 lbs overweight - I'm currently working on this.  My bp is - 110/60, total cholesterol is a little high and am how taking low dose Lipitor. My problem is that a year ago I noticed when I went for a walk outside in the cold weather, my lower jaw and neck tightened up to the point I felt pain. It was like a scarf tightened around my neck and lower jaw. I am not grinding my teeth or clenching my jaw. The pain went away when I stopped walking and went inside. This happens also when fast walking on an indoor track where I work out. When I tried jogging I felt as though my head would explode. I must let you know this does not happen when I do weight training.  Last Feb. cardiologist did tests such as cardiogram and I passed with flying colors. However, the pain for me continues and is interfering with my exercising. Is there any way this is related to my cardiovascular system?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
I'm reading your post and just wondering how did it go and what was the cause? Was it heart disease? The reason 'm asking is because I'm having the same symptoms right now. Regards
Avatar universal
I never did find the cause of my pain and it was very disturbing.  Doctors said it was not heart disease as I had a battery of tests done. I even had the pain when doing the stress test on the treadmill.  Eventually the pain did stop, however, once in a while it appears again out of the blue,  usually if I am out walking briskly on a cold day. I ensure I am bundled up well and walk slowly. Sorry I cannot be of further help to you.
Have an Answer?
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1538184537
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1506084164
Netherlands
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? James D. Nicolantonio, PharmD, urges us to reconsider decades-long dietary guidelines.
Can depression and anxiety cause heart disease? Get the facts in this Missouri Medicine report.
Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped.
Learn what happens before, during and after a heart attack occurs.
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? Find out in this article from Missouri Medicine.
How to lower your heart attack risk.