Outer Ear and Ear Pain When Stretching Neck

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hedgehog, Mar 27, 2020.

    1. Hedgehog
      Bookworm

      Hedgehog Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unkown
      I'm trying a stretching routine I found somewhere on here for somatic tinnitus. One of the stretches very oddly makes my ear go a bit numb, and it hurts while stretching. I put the link below. It should stretch the anterior scaling muscles. It feels really tight and it kind of gives a needles feeling in the ear on that side as well. The numbness seems to wear off in a day or so, but I'm doing the routine a few times per day, so my ears are still a little numb. One side is much worse than the other. This also happens to be the side with the worse tinnitus for me, but since it's 50/50, it might just be coincidence.

      Could this be doing any harm? Or is this just a side effect of stretching a very tight muscle.

      Timestamp is 7:40 for the stretch.

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      AUTHOR
      Hedgehog
      Bookworm

      Hedgehog Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unkown
      I believe it is related to the great auricular nerve (GAN), which goes through the SCM muscle. Not sure if it could be related to tinnitus or TMJ or whatnot.
       
    3. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably noise, stress and a neck injury.
      If it hurts, don't do it.
       
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