... I too have "Military Neck" and TMJ. I don't have ringing in my ears but my ears always feel congested and painful, I go through a box of q-tips every couple of months trying to dig stuff out of my ears that isn't there.
The "side burn" pain is a pretty accurate description. Mine not only hurt but are warm to the touch.
I feel your pain. (16 replies)
... Same here. I'm 27, TMJ started at age 12, about a year after getting braces. Then at 14 I started having neck and shoulder pain. ... (16 replies)
... locks in place if I open it enough. I'm 18 and haven't been to a dentist because of my dad and still have no dental insurance. I am in the process of joining the military but still got months before I get sent to boot camp. ... (2 replies)
... Bob. What did you do for your tmj issue (16 replies)
... That's what I'm thinking pt and a chiro perhaps. Massage is good but only provides me temporary relief somewhat. Who are tmj specialists? ... (16 replies)
... Perhaps it is connected, just dont know who to see. Thinking of maybe a tmj specialist also (16 replies)
... th a tight neck and headaches and constant ear ringing for about three years. I have seen one chiro who said in xrays that my neck's spinal curve is straight aka military neck. MY jaw also clicks from time to time. ... (16 replies)
... A few months ago my jaw locked for several days where I couldn't get it open. My dentist couldn't do anything for me and my regular doctor didn't have any availability for over two weeks and told me to go to the ER (we are military and military ER's often double as acute care clinics). So, I went to the ER, feeling very stupid sitting in the waiting room next to a kid with a... (7 replies)
... For some context, I have a scoliosis curve at the base of my neck which pulls my head to the right a little, as well as the military neck. ... (11 replies)
... Also are you seeing a physiotherapist for your military neck? ... (11 replies)
... I was diagnosed with a fairly advanced case of TMJ last year. Since then I've worn a nightguard, but I don't know if it's working. It's stopped my teeth being worn down, sure, but that's all I know. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Jacko,
Out of curiosity's sake, do you have cervical pain or tightness?
My son has had MRI's, CT scans and Tomograms of his TMJ's and C-spine (bone and soft tissue) over the years. The tests had shown that his discs were displaced at a time, but have since been recaptured. He currently has no pain or issues with his jaw/joints.
The only thing that stood out... (18 replies)
... le to have surgery with him bc of military, but he still wrote a detailed letter of what should be done and what was going on with my joints for me to take to my military drs. ... (4 replies)
... What about military resources? ... (22 replies)
... So I am no further in my quest. My NTI seemed to make me hurt even more in the morning. Back to the dentist and see said I should seek a psychiatrist and wait for the NTI to help. He said the stress in my life (i.e losing my mom and husband in military deployed overseas) has added to my stress and clenching ect... and he help my hand and prayed. SOOOOOO his nurse said he... (22 replies)
... I can't believe I'm logging into one of these:)
Military neck is instead of the natural curvature of your neck...it bends backward. I have it from having a profession of 20 years of leaning over people all day.
I had such intense pain...come to find out it really wasn't my neck, it was my jaw. Being A type person...I guess I grind my teeth, even when I wasn't aware.
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... My tmj started abrubtly over night and within a few weeks the severe pain in my head and face spread to my neck, back, arms and legs. ... (3 replies)
... Has anyone heard of something called military neck? ... (3 replies)
... years due to my tmj problem. Now I have a pinched nerve on top of everything, it's so painful, and sometimes I don't know if the pain is from the tmj or the pinched nerve. ... (6 replies)
... My TMJ doctor has been doing ultrasounds and injections, some of which help but as we all know the fight with insurance i need to go through a normal doctor. ... (6 replies)