Hi everyone To give you a bit of my background and why I'm here....I'm a 25yr old woman and I've had a bad back since the end of April, seen an osteopath and physio privately for 4 weeks to no avail, got referred by GP to osteopath but no great improvement so osteopath referred me back to musculoskeletal clinic (she suspects bulging c5 disk in my neck) and am now waiting for an mri (booked for 22nd sept). 3 weeks ago I noticed an aching jaw one morning, I guessed I was grinding my teeth at night due to anxiety so went to see my dentist who said I probably was grinding my teeth and fitted me with a mouth guard which I picked up a week later. The guard hasnt helped with my jaw pain at all, I can't open my mouth wide enough to eat normally or eat hard foods. I also began a course of antibiotics (prescribed for an infected piercing) the day my tinnitus started (13.8.2015). I am wondering if there is any link between my neck/jaw problems and the tinnitus starting? Could the antibiotics have anything to do with it? Saw my GP on Monday, going back again next Monday for a hearing test. Any advice would be greatly received. Thank you for taking the time to read this!