• nmsprkz nmsprkz
    February 27, 2013
    Can a pinched nerve cause ear and jaw pain?
    nmsprkz nmsprkz
    February 27, 2013

    I've had this pain twice, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I have a really bad earache that radiates down my neck to my collarbone. It causes discomfort in my jaw, but only on the left side. I also get a bad sinus infection on the same side, then it clears up and slowly goes away. I've had all kinds of tests to rule out TMJ, but with no answers. Should I see a chiropractor?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    March 04, 2013
    Cort
    Health Guide
    March 04, 2013

    I wish I could provide more definitive help, but it sounds like your medical team is working with you to help find a solution. I'm sorry that what they've found so far isn't helpful, but it has the advantage of ruling things out, I suppose.

     

    It is possible for a pinched nerve to cause head and neck pain, including pain that can radiate down one's arm, as well as cause ringing in the ears, so it's possible that you're onto something. Honestly, at this point I would recommend that you give a chiropractor a try, particularly since you've tried other methods to relieve the pain.

     

    Here's a good article on how to know when it's time to see a chiropractor. Remember though that chiropractic care is meant to complement other forms of care, so if that doesn't help please keep trying to get to the root of the pain problem.


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