Stop The Spinning!
First things first.
If you are suffering from TMJ Vertigo go find an Cranial-Sacral Osteopath, and/or a Massage Therapist that specializes in Cranio-Sacral therapy.
If you don't have a vestibular disorder like infection or disease, then a skilled CranioSacral therapist should be able to greatly reduce and even eliminate the vertigo and tinnitus symptoms from TMJ.
What Is TMJ Vertigo?
TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder (or syndrome, or disease, or whatever you want to call it, it's usually just called 'TMJ') can set people up to have TMJ symptoms like Vertigo and Tinnitus.
This is caused due to a variety of reasons, including pressure on the jaw which affects nerve signal, constant pain signal which affects nerve signals, misalignment of the jaw which can directly and indirectly affect nerve signal.
Inflammation of the jaw joint can also affect the inner ear.
These same factors can set up a dynamic that directly and indirectly messes with the inner ear, which produces symptoms like TMJ Vertigo and TMJ Tinnitus.
Vertigo is a state of spinning, of dizziness, and can cause nausea.
If your TMJ is affecting your inner ear, you can get vertigo, or tinnitus, or both.
Treatment for TMJ Vertigo
First and foremost one must reverse the TMJ Tendonitis dynamic.
This, in and of itself, will help.
But MOST people with TMJ don't have vertigo or tinnitus, they just have pain, clenching and grinding, headaches, and possibly TMJ Dislocation.
You likely need something very specific is you have vertigo, because that means there is something specific happening in your skull.
If you have TMJ disorder that includes TMJ Vertigo, you probably will, and/or probably have, gone to see a doctor or two.
They have run tests and checks, they have recommended surgery, they have prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. And you still have vertigo and tinnitus, along with the rest of your TMJ symptoms.
And Doctors and ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialists regulrarly tell you that everything is working fine and that there's no reason that you should be having these symptoms.
And Dentists do their thing with bite guards, alignment techniques, etc.
If you still have vertigo, find a Cranio-Sacral Osteopath, and/or a Massage Therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy.
I'm not going to explain why, for a couple reasons.
The first is because the work is very subtle, tough to explain and tough to understand until you get worked on.
The second, is that I'd rather you go find a therapist right now, instead of educating yourself more. In this particular instance, knowing more won't help you. And your CranioSacral therapist will explain it to you, which will make more sense during the session.
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