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Inner Ear And Jaw Pain
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear.Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.
Muscle spasm: Ear pain or otalgia is secondary to masseter or internal pterygoid muscle hyperactivity (muscles that close the jaw). This is called referred pain. If you ear were located on top of your head (in your imagination), you would not complain of ear ache. You would complain of pain at the side of your face. In this location are the jaw joint (arthritis) and muscles of mastication. (muscle spasm). ...Read more
Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!
Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?
Temperal Arteritis: Hello, you should be evaluated by a doctor ASAP (ER or Urgent Care now!). The worse case scenario would be an inflammation of a large artery in the area you describe and the need for immediate treatment with steroid pills. You would need follow up with an ENT doctor to be further evaluated. They might even biopsy the blood vessel. You could also have some other infection worth treating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus or tooth?: How was the diagnosis of sinusitis made? You need an xray to diagnose sinusitis accurately. Sometimes with infection of an upper molar or premolar, your primary symptoms can be cheek pain, jaw pain and headache. Check with your dentist to make sure it's not a tooth problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jaw pain and pain deep in ears and head aches .No ear infection.Sometimes neck and throat pain too.Feels like my jaw is locked up.What could this be?
DDS & MD consult: While the jaw pain along with the ear pain and headaches may reflect some tmjoint issues, the neck and throat pain do not. It sounds like you have multiple issues and warrants seeing both a dentist and physician to evaluate your symptoms as to cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?
TMJ: This sounds like TMJ (tempromandibular joint) pain. This joint is where the lower jaw moves with the upper jaw - in front of the ear. People can grind this joint with eating or with stress. There is mal-alignment. This is called bruxism - grinding, gnashing or clenching your jaw. Some do this at night. The use of a jaw guard at night can help put the jaw into appropriate alignment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.
Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more
TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?
Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?
TMJD / TMD possible: These symptoms could be from such varied causes as low blood sugar, muscle sprain and common cold or allergy. However, one condition that could explain all three of these symptoms is temporo mandibular dysfunction - commonly called "tmj". If you also experience / have experienced one or more of these....Jaw joint soreness, jaw popping noise, difficulty chewing it would tend to confirm tmd /tmjd. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.
TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion ( teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Right ear outer pain and numbness/tingling spread to face and forehead (4 days), now moving to left ear. Neck and jaw stiffness. (41yr female)?
Hmm: The pattern of your symptoms does not fit anything that is extremely obvious. It might be worth having somebody check it out so that you can get some answers. ...Read more
Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more