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Ear Popping Tmj
I've had popping muffled ear im told due to tight TMJ muscles . Is this right and as muscles relax should ears go back to normal?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Need reevaluation: Orthodontic treatment can bring an underlying problem into focus, not cause it. A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist should evaluate your occlusion. Know that clear Aligners are only about half as effective at resolving malocclusions, and if you only have partial resolution you may still have an occlusal problem. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Normal: Whenever you swallow the Eustachian tube opens and gases from the back of the nose enter the middle ear space to equalize normal barometric pressure. The only other possibility is that you may have become aware of muscle contraction of the middle ear muscles. This could be related to anxiety. Rarely a muscle relaxant may help the latter problem. If this really bothers you, see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Air pressure: It has to do with changes in air pressure and the connection between the middle ear space and the back of your nose which is where the eustachian tube connects the 2. Chewing gum, yawning or trying to gently blow your nose while blocking the nasal passages can help. As it will help to equalize the pressure. The popping you feel is the pressure equalizing and is normal. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Cold with ear congestion, for 2 weeks now decongestants, ear popping not working need help please?
Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold.That will often trap mucous in the middle ear and reduce hearing while it is there. This can take a few weeks to clear up but should do some over time. If it becomes painful or you run fever, have your doc see if it became infected. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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