Causes Of Tightness In The Neck, Head, And Ringing In The Ears?
Good morning, I am 21 years old, my complaints are tight in the front and back of the neck, tight on the top, front and back of the head, sometimes cause dizziness, and ringing in the ears, very inhibits activities, I have been to a neurologist and suspected because I have Is the impaction of my 2 lower molars related, even though I don’t feel any complaints of toothache in my molars, indeed after the dental X-ray, my teeth were impacted sideways… thank you
Hello Hakimlukman, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Tightness in the neck, head, and ringing in the ears can be caused by several possible causes:
1. TTH/tension headache
2. Infection or inflammation of the ear
3. Disturbances in the teeth/oral cavity, for example impacted teeth, abscesses/collections of pus on the gums, etc.
4. TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) syndrome
Your neurologist suspects a problem with your teeth because the nerves in the oral cavity (eg teeth), head, and ears can interact and influence each other. In the face there are nerves called the trigeminal nerve and the facial nerve that connect these organs. Impacted teeth put pressure on surrounding structures because the new tooth doesn't have enough room to grow, causing pain. The pain can radiate to the head, jaw, and ears causing these organs to feel pain as well.
To reduce pain, the cause must be removed. For example, if the cause is an impacted tooth, it will be advised to undergo treatment with painkillers, antibiotics (if there are indications of infection), and removal of the impacted tooth. It's best to check with your doctor for further treatment plans. Several things can be done to reduce complaints:
1. Take paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain relief
2. Cold water compress on the cheek that has impacted teeth
3. Adequate rest and sleep
4. Apply pain relief cream to the neck to reduce muscle tension
5. Avoid stress, cigarettes, and alcohol to prevent deterioration
6. Maintain oral hygiene
That's it, I hope it's useful.
Regards, dr. Sarah Rizqia.