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Could Your Headaches Be Caused by Your Ears

There are more than 300 types of Headache. Occipital Neuralgia, Mastoiditis, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and dental problems can be the cause of pain behind the ear. If the pain gets worse, the possibility of an ear infection remains even after treatment. If you are still running a fever or are experiencing unexpected weight loss, you need to see your doctor. If you have sudden lockjaw, severe head pain, nausea, confusion, seizures, fatigue, or hearing loss, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your hearing care is imperative, so before talking about how each of these different types of headaches are treated, let's get more details about each diagnosis.

Your doctor will give you a physical exam and a blood test to make sure you don't have an ear, nose or throat infection. If your physician prescribes and anesthetic nerve blocker and it relieves your pain, he/she might diagnose you with Occipital Neuralgia. As far as TMJ, imaging test can conclude if your diagnosis is Temporomandibular joint disorder. X-rays, CT or CAT scan, and MRI Artest that the neurologist use not only for head pains but Hearing Loss so that you can be treated for Hearing Care early. Going for a regular check-up to the dentist is suggested because gums also get infected and will cause your jaws to lock eventually spreading to the back of your ear.

A person's posture, limiting the use of hand-held devices, rest, and a consistent eating schedule can prevent aches behind the ear. How you ask! If you stay in the same position for too long, you can pinch your nerves. Be mindful and switching your posture regularly. When using mobile devices, your neck tends to slant in an awkward down position which causes stiffness and pain. Skipping meals and not taking breaks from work with stretching exercises and walking around prevents blood from circulating in your body. If your sleeping schedule is all over the place and not the same time every day, that may cause stress and fatigue

Occipital Neuralgia is treated with pain relievers and requires keeping your neck in one position and the suggested therapies for this diagnosis is he on the neck such as heating pads, massage, exercise (physical therapy) and relaxation and meditation. Mastoiditis is an infection that gets treated with antibiotics. If you suffer from grinding & lock of the jaw, your diagnosis is TMJ and treating it can require physical therapy, removal of joint, open joint surgery, corticosteroid injections, arthroscopic surgery, pain relievers, and oral splints. But to any circumstance there lies a solution with therapeutic wellness in acupuncture, meditation and relaxation techniques, biofeedback.

With all of that said prevention and therapeutic Wellness can be achieved extensive testing and reliable medication. If you are experiencing headaches and issues with your ears, consider visiting a qualified hearing care professional. Contact us today for more information.