I had this roommate a few years back who told me a story about the time he went to see AC/DC on back-to-back nights when he was in high school. I guess the band is notorious for having some of the loudest live shows of any touring act. At any rate, my foolish friend attended both shows without wearing earplugs. He said his ears were ringing like crazy for the next week! I told him, “That sounds just like tinnitus and TMJ!”
His reply, “What the heck do tinnitus and TMJ have to do with each other?”
This is a pretty common question asked by TMJ sufferers. Tinnitus isn’t exactly a word we throw around on a daily basis. Therefore, today is the perfect opportunity to define tinnitus while also showing you some effective home remedies to alleviate your problem.
What’s Tinnitus and TMJ?
Tinnitus is “the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound.” So while it might seem like there is some sort of sound coming from outside your home or office window, there really isn’t. It’s all in your head!
Aside from loud rock concerts, tinnitus can occur due to:
- Other loud noises occurring near the ear, such as fireworks or an airplane taking off
- Infections of the ear
- Waxy ear buildup
- Foreign objects that penetrate the ear
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
If TMJ disorder is the reason tinnitus is driving you batty, then it’s time to do some home remedies to help alleviate your problems today!
Home Remedies to Combat Tinnitus and TMJ
Now you’re going to learn the best home remedies to help you with that annoying ringing in your ears.
Let’s jump right in:
- The first “do” is a “don’t.” That is to say, don’t waste your time and money with so-called doctors. They don’t exist. By visiting them you’ll only find yourself in more pain – and with a significantly depleted bank account.
- Start off each day by drinking around 16 oz of water. Make it a habit. Even if you can’t live life without your morning cup of coffee, just make sure to consume your water first.
- Now that you’re hydrated, jump into the shower and turn up the heat as much as you can bear. Let the water hit directly upon your neck and shoulder areas. While you do this, slowly roll your head from side to side to get a nice stretch going. The water and stretching will help loosen up those muscles that may be tight from your evening’s slumber.
- Eat magnesium-rich foods throughout the day. Magnesium naturally helps your muscles relax, which is critical for attaining relief from tinnitus and TMJ pain. Click here for an awesome list of foods loaded with magnesium. Most of them are pretty darn tasty.
Now You Know!
Now you know how tinnitus and TMJ go hand-in-hand. There are literally hundreds of other quick and simple home remedies you can incorporate into your daily routine to start feeling better today. Even if you only begin with the ones I’ve suggested above, I know you’ll start feeling better right away.
Do any of you have experience with tinnitus? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.