Dentistry/Ear ache

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Hi I have ear pain really bad. Everytime I go to the Emergency Room they say I have a swimmers ear. They say the ear is red and swollen. So they give me drops. So I go to follow up with my doctor he says the same thing the Emergency Room says. He says keep putting the drops in the ear. I tell him when I put the drops in my ear it feels like air going into my ear. It feels weird. So he sent me to a ENT doctor. He says that I have TMJ and to stop the ear drops and wear a mouth guard at night. So I do as he says. A year later I still have ear pain and this ENT won't do anything for me. I tried to get a second opinion and it was a doctor I did not pick he says the exact same thing that it is the TMJ and their is nothing wrong with my ears. What can I do? Thanks.

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Hi, Sean,

If it's TMJ Syndrome, you likely have other symptoms.

Please see this write-up. | http://somatics.com/TMJ-TMD%20Symptoms.htm

The article accessible from that page gives you an effective course of action -- if it's your TMJ.

Inform yourself.  

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Lawrence Gold

Expertise

can answer: TMJ Syndrome/TMJ Dysfunction / TMD jaw pain popping and clicking of jaws earaches TMJ/TMD headaches can't answer: drug-related questions

Experience

clients with jaw pain, jaw joint pain, limited ability to open the mouth, headaches

Organizations
found in my existing expert profile

Publications
see http://somatics.com/gold.htm includes The American Journal of Pain Management and The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients articles on TMJ Dysfunction http://somatics.com/Treatment_for_TMJ,1.htm

Education/Credentials
Certified practitioner The Rolf Method of Structural Integration (1990) Hanna somatic education(TM) (1992)

Awards and Honors
found in my existing expert profile

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