Looking for feedback from those who have been diagnosed with Eagles on one or more sides. Do you have pain on your neck under your jaw about 1/2 way between your ear and your chin? Right where the styloid process would begin? We took my son to another doctor who clearly stated that all Eagles patients have pain or tenderness in that one spot on the front side of the throat/neck area. Since my son doesn't have pain there, Eagles was ruled out quickly. I would like to know if this is true for any or all of you. Thanks.
It never goes close to my chin, and I wouldn't put it as halfway between my ear and chin as where my pain mostly is. I get pain behind my jaw, about 2 to three inches down from my ear, and my throat rarely has any pain or tenderness... Did the doctor even bother running any tests other than asking your son where he hurt? I'm sorry but you need a real test to confirm or deny eagle's, a CT w/ contrast, or a 3d CT scan. Doctor sounds lazy.
Thank you for your response Lively Cadaver. That is helpful information. This is our 5th doctor looking at my son specifically for Eagles syndrome, and we do have a CT scan and a 3D CT scan showing elongation of 31mm on each side (which is long for a child). However, we have been told that many people have long styloids and it doesn't mean anything and my son has many symptoms. So, they are looking at the other symptoms to help ensure we do the correct surgery. My son has pain in his throat but it is in the front of his throat under his chin (but the whole width of his throat) down the whole throat in the front on both sides. This most recent doctor stated that all Eagles patients have pain kind of where you would look for swollen glands and my son doesn't have pain/tenderness specifically in that one spot. That was his "rule out factor" but we ultimately need to make this decision based on many facts. We just want to do the right surgery. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THROAT PAIN IN THE FRONT OF THE THROAT & or tenderness/pain as previously described?
I have never had pain in the front of my throat, some tenderness under the jaw nearer the sides of my throat is generally always there, basically right where the point of my jaw is (right where it angles off below the ear) I always am fingering that area with tiger balm and rubbing directly behind and underneath the area. Sorry I didn't understand the original post as far as the main location of pain that your son has.
Generally all my major pain is located from behind the ear right near the sight of my stylohyoid area, I have never had foreign body sensation in my throat though, which is considered to be a major symptom that helps with diagnosis.
You were correct the first time lively cadaver…I added on to my original question. Thank you again for responses. Hopefully others will share too.
I HAVE PAIN IN THE FRONT OF MY THROAT AND SIDES, PAIN BEHIND THE JAW ,PAINFUL MANDIBULAR SALIVARY GLAND (KIND OF NERVE PAIN) BACK OF NECK PAIN ,SHOULDER PAINS ,NAUSEA AND FELLING OF WEAKNESSS !!!
FORGOT TO ADD THAT MY RIGHT SYLOID IS 4.8 CM IN LENGHT AND LEFT 3.5 CM BUT I AM NOT SURE IF MY SYMPTOMS ARE RELATED TO THE STYLOIDS, I AM WAITING TO SEE A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON !!! HOPE HE CAN HELP ME !! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!
I had pain in my neck but where it was I could feel my pulse so it was near the Carotid arteries on both sides. Part of this pain was explained to be as carotidynia. I had a lot of pain in the area below ear near bend in jaw too and tried ice and icy.hot and just pushing on it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carotidynia - Vascular neck pain due to tenderness of the carotid artery.
The tenderness ran from the ear down the neck on the outside and the entire back of throat around the tonsils on the inside.
If I had ES on both side at the same time the pain would have been across the neck I think. I would rub my throat from the jawbone down which seemed to stretch the area out for a little short lived relief.
I think any manipulation of that area would give some relief since you are changing the contact area of the styloid.
ES causes all sorts of symptoms so to rule it out because he doesn't describe what the doctors want to hear is ridiculous.
When they saw the styloids--eagles was ruled the cause. then the next step is whether they will do the surgery. Not invent anti-symptomology. You can't ignore the CT's! oh wait, yes you can.
Can anyone explain the neck stiffness and shoulders pain please ? I also get weird tenderness in the area of the thyroid cartilage is (all thyroid blood tests within range)!!