Pain behind right ear for three weeks, appointment in two weeks?

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For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.

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Dear Betty;

Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.

Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurologist and / or call the neurologist's office and ask them to let you know if they get an opening to see you sooner.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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