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Really bad ear pain from sleeping on it. Any solution?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: TMD
Sleeping on the ear should make you suspicious of inflammation of the jaw joint.
It is remarkable that most people do not think of the jaw and jaw muscles as a source of pain. I tell my patients to think of their ear as being on top of their heads, and then ask them what their complaint is. Only then do they realize that at the side of the face is the jaw joint, the jaw muscles and the teeth.

In brief: TMD
Sleeping on the ear should make you suspicious of inflammation of the jaw joint.
It is remarkable that most people do not think of the jaw and jaw muscles as a source of pain. I tell my patients to think of their ear as being on top of their heads, and then ask them what their complaint is. Only then do they realize that at the side of the face is the jaw joint, the jaw muscles and the teeth.
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