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A 28-year-old female asked:

can very tight neck muscles, such as due to stress/anxiety, cause a feeling of fullness in the ears? if so, what's the best way to alleviate that?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Muscles: more likely you are clinching your teeth with feeling of ear pressure. Soft diet, decrease stress, range of motion exercises of neck as needed. Take computer breaks, keep screen at eye level, get dental splint for use at sleep, no gum chewing, no hard candies, etc.

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