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you should not be doing valsalva to unblock your ears. this can rupture your ear drums
try to yawn and thrust your lower jaw forward at the same time to open up your throat and eustachian tube which can help drain fluid out of your inner ear
you can also take allergy medications and steroid nasal sprays to keep your sinuses clear which helps your Eustachian tube drain properly
if your anxiety symptoms are bad, you may need anti-anxiety medications
you should be checked for grinding your teeth at night which can worsen TMJ joint inflammation
a bite guard in your mouth at night time could help
let me know if you have questions.
bite guard can help over time
try not to grind your teeth during the day.
bad anxiety can cause tension and tight jaws
massage therapy, yoga, deep breathing exercises can help you relax.
you don't need a steroid injection at this time
make sure your doctors clear out ear wax out of your ears.
if you have stuffy nose, congestion, this can cause some of your symptoms
steroid injections are only used for patients who have severe pain in the TMK joint from severe inflammation.
it doesn't really help the ear
only the TMJ joint.
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