Re: Does This Sound like TMJ??
There is a sticky at the top of this board that has a pretty thorough list of possible TMJ symptoms. Ear problems are on the list.
Personally, my sympotoms manifested as ear problems first.
I have both medical and dental insurance. For the most part, the TMJ issues aren't covered by either medical or dental insurance in my case. From what I understand that is quite common. It has certainly made my journey to healing much slower since I can only take steps as I can afford to. Check your medical insurance regarding TMJ. Mine covers a lifetime max of $1000 for diagnostic only, none for treatment. My MRI pretty much wiped out the entire amount of that. I was able to get PT covered under cervicalgia and myofacial pain. Basically, the muscle issues that developed as a result of the tmjd issues.
I had to work hard to find a person trained in TMJ issues to help address my issues. Through research, I found that a well trained Functional or Neuromuscular orthodontist with additional tmj and/or orofacial pain treatments is a best bet to help. These orthodontists are trained in looking at the bite.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome