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TMJ Ear Pain & TMJ Neck Pain

If you are suffering from ear pain or other ear problems and your doctor hasn’t been able to detect an infection, fluid, inflammation, or anything else to explain it, you may be experiencing referred pain from your TMJs (your jaw joints).

Typical Symptoms Of TMJ Ear Pain

Problems in your TMJs and ear pain often happen at the same time. It’s very common for people to have ear problems and have no idea that the cause is an issue with their TMJs.

Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Your ear feels “full” or “stuffy.”
  • You feel like something is dripping in your ear.
  • You feel pressure in your ear.
  • You have ringing in your ears (called “tinnitus”)
  • You hear a hissing sound.
  • You hear a buzzing sound.

If you answered yes to any of the above, there’s a good chance that your symptoms originate in your TMJs.

At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, we understand what you’re going through, and we are here to help. We are very familiar with your symptoms and have been successfully treating people who have TMJ ear pain for decades.

(If you have TMJ neck pain, please scroll down).

To make an appointment at one of our three offices in the NYC metro area, call 888-560-6674 or complete this quick form , and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Referred Pain From TMJ

TMJ is a catchall term for problems in your jaw joints. The question is, why do you feel pain and other symptoms in your ear if your problems are in your jaws? Here’s the answer:

Your TMJs, jaw muscles, trigeminal nerve, and a number of other muscles that influence your Eustachian tube and tympanic membrane develop in tandem. As a result, they are neurologically connected. That’s why when TMJ problems occur, ear symptoms are common – and often acute.

And that’s why you can feel pain in your ears from TMJ problems.

Treatment For TMJ Ear Pain & Other Symptoms

At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, we are experts in treating TMJ ear pain and TMJ neck pain. Our team is led by board-certified Orofacial Pain specialists who have been successfully treating people with these problems for decades. We understand your symptoms and have many ways to reduce them and help you get your life back.

TMJ Neck Pain

If you suffer from typical TMJ symptoms, such as frequent or constant facial pain, jaw pain, or headaches, you may be surprised to learn that the source of your problem could be your tight and sore neck muscles!

Your neck muscles support your head but also impact the posture of your lower jaw. When your neck muscles are constantly tense and contracted, your facial and jaw muscles can be affected too.

And, just like with TMJ ear pain, inflammation can cause pain and tension to refer to your upper neck muscles. Over time, this can lead to the activation of muscle trigger points, generate referred pain in your face, and cause jaw issues such as locking, clicking, and popping.

TMJ neck pain can also be caused by heavy and persistent nighttime teeth clenching or grinding.

If your neck pain has not responded to treatment, it may be referred TMJ neck pain, and we can help. Make an appointment for care at one of our three offices in the NYC metro area by calling 888-560-6674 or complete this quick click here , and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.