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After whiplash I suffered a dislocated jaw and damage to the

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after whiplash I suffered a dislocated jaw and damage to the trigeminal nerve now my blood pressure is very high
JA: Your nerves are the communications system for your body so you are doing the right thing consulting our Expert about anything to do with them. Losing comms is not good. Please give me a bit more information, so the Neurologist can help you best.
Customer: from the whiplash I suffered paralysis is several muscle groups in the left side of my face. now several yuears later after a malocclusion in my bite I suffered a dislocation of the jaw on the left side and am in severe pain from TMJ and my blood pressure is very high as well as an elevation of normal heartrate from 54 to 60 and my BP was always perfect and now is 160 over 110
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Customer: also persistant vertigo ear and vision problems
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


What is your question exactly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My blood pressure only went up after the dislocation of my jaw and damage to the trigeminal was suggested that I consider blood pressure meds which I don't want to do. Am I wrong to treat the cause rather than the symptom? Does blood pressure rise from damage to the nerve rather than the other way around since I've never had this before the injury? My normal HR is less than 54, very low respiration rate and normal bp 118/68
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

There is no evidence , medically speaking, that this is from your injury.

The blood pressure is too high, and unless you have a way to bring it down that is working, you do need medication.

Physical therapy stress reduction, biofeedback, correct diet, exercise, all might help, but this needs to be monitored by your doctor.

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