People who suffer from TMJ disorder endure a wide range of symptoms that are as unpleasant as they are confusing. Often, people don’t know they have this debilitating disorder, because they don’t realize that all of their chronic symptoms are somehow linked.
TMJ disorder causes several different symptoms, including headaches, jaw popping, chewing difficulties, facial tenderness jaw pain and more. Often, sufferers also endure aural symptoms, such as whirring sounds or ringing in the ears. Also known as tinnitus, this condition can be caused by several different things; however, Japanese researchers recently demonstrated that, when they are combined with other specific symptoms, aural issues may be a sign of TMJ disorder.
In conducting their study, the researchers looked at a couple thousand freshmen college students. Among these, roughly 540 demonstrated signs of TMJ disorder, with many displaying a range of varying symptoms. Once they identified these study participants, the researchers tested them for aural symptoms and found a strong correlation between tinnitus and TMJ disorder.
Aural problems can be caused by several things, including certain medications, head trauma, blockages and more. With that being said, this new research indicates that, when combined with other particular symptoms, aural problems could be a sign of TMJ disorder. According to the Japanese researchers, patients who suffer from tinnitus should suspect TMJ disorder as a potential cause if they also have the following symptoms:
If you suffer from aural problems in conjunction with one or more of the above symptoms, help is available. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins provide their patients with long-term relief from TMJ disorder by correcting the root cause of the problem: a misaligned bite. To learn more, contact their office today.
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