Is TMJ Causing Persistant Ear Pain?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) related ear pain is a condition that often goes hand-in-hand with issues affecting the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. The proximity of the TMJ to the ear canal means that pain or discomfort in the jaw joint can radiate to the ear, causing a sensation of pain, fullness, or even ringing in the ears. This connection is due to the complex network of nerves in the head and face.
People experiencing TMJ-related ear pain may also notice other symptoms, such as difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, jaw clicking or popping sounds, and muscle stiffness around the jaw. Bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching are common contributors to TMJ issues, often exacerbated by stress. It’s essential to address the root cause of TMJ problems to alleviate associated ear pain. Treatment approaches may include lifestyle changes, stress management, physical therapy, and in some cases, dental devices or surgical intervention.
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