Popping Ears, Pressure in Ears, Mild Tinnitus, Face and Neck Pain

Discussion in 'Support' started by chris1986, Nov 2, 2020.

    1. chris1986

      chris1986 Member

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      So for the past 8 years or so I have have seen several specialists about this problem none of whom can seem to work out what is going on.

      It started with intimating tinnitus lasting a few seconds and a feeling of fullness in my left ear. Over the months I developed mild dizziness (similar to the feeling when you have been in a lift or on a boat), I sometimes get a twitch in the same ear similar to the type you get in your eye when you're tired; it usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. I also get neck tension and points on my jaw and forehead that feel bruised when I touch them As it has progressed I have also developed a mild sensitivity to loud noises.

      The summer just gone I started getting a pressure in my ears which would be relieved by swallowing or moving my jaw and my ear would pop. I get it everyday for a couple of hours at a time. My doctor thought it was allergies and I was prescribed a nasal spray which hasn't really helped. The doctor also said he could see a lot of wax in my ears, so he told me to start using olive oil which I have been for the past few weeks. The other symptoms are really starting to get me down as I don't understand what is causing them. I've seen a maxillofacial surgeon who did scans of my jaw, he said the joint looked healthy. I have also seen a dentist who prescribed a mouthguard which actually helped a bit; the dentist said I had been grinding my teeth.

      Could it be that all these symptoms are linked to my jaw and teeth grinding?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    2. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

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      Several causes
      Yes, I think your jaw and teeth grinding may have caused the symptoms, or can be contributing factors.

      If your symptoms are still mild, try to relax and try not to pay attention to them.

      The mouth guard was a good idea too.

      At the end of the day, several contributing factors like jaw, neck, shoulders, bad posture, grinding teeth, may combine and produce hearing symptoms, together with damage done by loud noise or a worsening of hearing due to aging. Often doctors cannot point to a single cause, or fix the symptoms, so we - patients - basically resort to trial and error with medications, diet, exercise, meditation, etc
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