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can neck and jaw stiffness with head and ear fullness all be caused by one problem?

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Dr. Prabu Raman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes. TMJD / TMD: Temporomandibulardisorders - tmd is commonly called "tmj". It is also called "the great impostor" since it mimics symptoms from other conditions. Jaw and neck muscles function in concert. So poor jaw position that strains the jaw muscles also strain neck muscles. Due to the proximity of ear to TMJ (jaw joint) ear fullness, ear pain are quite common with tmd. Tm.

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