I posted awhile ago concerning ear pain I've been having for thee to four months. You suggested it might be TMJ. I've been seeing an ENT doc and he has concluded that it is not allergies(tried FloNase for 2 wks) or an infection. I recently had my wisdom teeth out and that wasn't it. Both oral surgeons I saw did not detect TMJ. At one point the doc thought I may have had reflux. Have you ever heard of reflux/GERD being related to ear pain? Also, I had a cat scan of my ears last week which I will find out the results of tomorrow, but I didn't get the impression from the guy that gave me the scan that he saw anything. Aside from my previous question, is there anything else that you can think of that it could be? Thanks.
In Reply to: Ear pain posted by Jon on August 17, 1998 at 14:01:43:
There is SO MUCH ignorance out there about the precurser of full blown TMJ that I will still bet that that is what it is.
There IS a way you can find out by first forgetting what I
am saying here. THEN, when you are doing something else and you happen to think of it, INSTANTLY see if your teeth are touching. If they are, let them drop apart & forget about it again. Catch yourself a few times & let me know what you learn.
Ones' teeth should NEVER touch when they are relaxed. It is only after this has been going on for years that enough damage happens to the TMJ that any idiot can recognize it.
Long before that time, ear pain is a VERY common result.
If you try catching yourself at allowing your teeth to touch, let me know what you learn. If you are not doing this, you should see a Certified Cranial Osteopath in consultation. If you are, look at the FAQ page & do the emergency stuff recommended & you will see relief.
THEN, let me know & I think I can point you in the direction of more help.