Somatic Tinnitus Causes (TMJ, Neck, etc.): Is There a Way to Tell?

Discussion in 'Support' started by KWC, Jul 24, 2020.

    1. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      @Greg Sacramento is this good for TMJ, reverse curve in neck, forward head posture, etc?

      Amazon.com: Neck and Shoulder Relaxer, Cervical Traction Device for TMJ Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Alignment, Chiropractic Pillow Neck Stretcher: Health & Personal Care
       
    2. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Mathew Gould

      There can be good or bad results with device that you point out in post above to place a curve back from a straightened C spine from forward neck injury.

      Constant pressure on neck muscles may end up straightening C spine more.
      If one's atlas is tilted to one side, device can do more harm with applied central pressure that could cause more TMJ and also increased tinnitus.

      With use for a straighten C spine, a pillow should also be used under head for brain stem support with tinnitus.

      Don't advise using with carotid artery disease - pulsatile tinnitus or vertebral artery trauma from whiplash.
       
    3. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Thanks @Greg Sacramento.

      The local pain management clinic will do the auriculotemporal nerve block. I had nerve blocks in my neck to see if they helped my tinnitus. I have the grade 5 internal derangement in my left TMJ.

      An oral facial pain management specialist brought up that injection to me. She thinks I should see Piper TMJ clinic in Florida. I think it could be neck and TMD related possibly. I’m sure frustrated with head noise.

      I had a neck injury when I was a teenager. Not sure if that would affect me anymore. I wish there was an easy solution. Anything to do with your body seems complicated.

      Noise seems to make me very tired.

      Merry Christmas.
       
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    4. just1morething
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      @KWC

      Merry Christmas. I hope you are doing better. I was working a bit on inside patching around cement blocks to keep mice out of basement. Just getting distracted and getting my blood pumping seems to help my noise quite a bit.
       
    5. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @just1morething - very rare and mostly all female. In this study 87 percent female, but other studies it's 99 percent. Headaches from this is only 0.04 percent and there's often redness on the cheek in front of ear - Frey's.

      Auriculotemporal Neuralgia: Eight New Cases Report | Pain Medicine | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

      Auriculotemporal Nerve - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics
      Effect from this can show up anytime for life and arthritis can set in.
      Yes, stay active.
       
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    6. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      My noise went berserk again after falling asleep so my ideas are probably no good.
       
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      KWC

      KWC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection/TMJ ??
      @just1morething @Greg Sacramento

      Merry belated Christmas to you too.

      I had a major setback this past week.

      Something burned in the microwave and set off 3 smoke detectors. It happened so quickly that I did not grab my earmuffs beforehand. I had to reach up and reset them so I was exposed to loud sound for a few seconds. I tried to cover my ears but not sure what damage was done. Really kicking myself for not moving the detectors or getting my earmuffs. It all seemed to happen so fast.

      No ear pain or fullness, just the ringing went to a whole new level.

      Hope your holidays have been nice.
       
    8. just1morething
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      Sorry to hear that. My noise is probably talking level. I'm still going to try injections and probably see Piper Clinic and/or Mayo Rochester.
       
    9. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      10 Symptoms of TMJ


      Symptom #5: Tinnitus
      Our ears are finely tuned instruments that help us understand what is going on around us. They may not be as sensitive as the ears of many other animals, but they can pick up slight sounds in a range of frequencies. Such sensitive equipment can go wrong, though, and when it does it can be quite uncomfortable.

      Tinnitus is a condition that manifests itself as a ringing in the ears, and it is occasionally experienced as a symptom in people with TMJ disorder. In addition to a ringing sound, it can also be experienced as roaring, clicking. or hissing sounds. Depending on the duration and severity, tinnitus can range from being mildly uncomfortable to outright unbearable.
       
    10. Plat87

      Plat87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020 maybe for quite a while
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss, TMJ?
      How's the therapy going? Notice any changes?
       

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