Have you ever stood too close to the speakers at a concert? Maybe you’ve been at a baseball game and had to endure that awful whistle some folks can do with their mouth, thumb, and index finger. And of course, nothing gets the ears ringing quite like the speaker box outside of a Taco Bell drive-thru. “WHAT KIND OF SODA DID YOU WANT!!!”
The ringing in your ears afterward is the same experience for those who have TMJ and tinnitus. “What in the world is tinnitus?” I’m glad you asked. Let’s go ahead and define exactly what it is and then dive into some safe and all-natural home remedies that can provide you with relief asap.
Ring Ding Dong. Ring-a-Ding-Ding-Ding Dong (Keep Your Heads Ringin’)
So what exactly is TMJ and tinnitus? Let’s start out by examining what this not-so-common word means. You might think it’s a disease of some sort. This simply isn’t the case. It’s a symptom. It can be a symptom of:
- Incredibly loud sounds in the ear canal, such as a concert or a gun going off
- Fluid or wax build-up in the ear
- Ear infections
- A foreign object that does damage to the ear
- Listening to music with the volume set on high while using in-ear headphones
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
So if you are a sufferer of TMJ and tinnitus, what are the side effects?
Ding Ding! Round Two
If you are suffering from TMJ and tinnitus then you are probably experiencing the perception of sound from within your ear even though, in actuality, there is no external sound making this noise. Sounds pretty awful, doesn’t it?
There’s a good chance you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve ever been to a rock concert before (AC/DC comes directly to mind) you may have found yourself in bed later that night with a high-pitched noise seemingly stuck in your inner ear. It’s like the sound of a mosquito making its way through your ear canal – only 10x louder! So what can you do if you’re a TMJ and tinnitus sufferer?
Remedies That Aren’t Just Bells and Whistles
So you want to stop the ringing in your ears, right? This is where TMJ home remedies provide fantastic alternatives to expensive doctor visits. Moreover, some doctors may be eager to push side-effect inducing medications on you. Who needs that?
There are incredibly simple home remedies you can start doing today. For example, get off your keister and get some exercise. Put down the soda, coffee, and energy drinks and replace them with good ‘ol water. Perhaps most importantly, start doing some quick and easy stretches that will provide you with instant relief – especially if you stick with them in the long run.
Neither TMJ and tinnitus are much fun. The constant ringing in your ears can be enough to drive you mad. But before you visit your doctor, check out some amazing home remedies that will have you feeling better before you know it. Just make sure to throw in some earplugs before your next death metal show!