TMJ & Ear Problems
TMJ is a commonly misdiagnosed cause of ear problems. Many of the patients who see us have been mistakenly diagnosed with infections, blockages, and may have taken numerous antibiotics and seen several specialists before getting a TMJ evaluation.
Many people are not aware of this, but your ear is housed in the same bone where your jaw comes together with your skull. When your temporomandibular joint is out of alignment, it can put pressure on the bone, putting pressure on your ear’s inner mechanisms. In addition, displacement, strain, and spasms of the muscles that work the jaw can put pressure on blood vessels and nerves that supply the ear, resulting in ear symptoms, including dizziness and vertigo.