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what to do if i have pain in right side of neck that radiates up around my ear and into my temple?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Neck/Ear pain: Hello, i would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. TMJ commonly refers pain to the ear and temples.

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