First: Has anyone found a solution or name for this? Like many here I'm talking about the mechanical ear issue. Mine started many years back, but about 15 year ago after I'd had ear pain to the touch and sleeping on it, I ran across a alternative chiropractor who seemed to know what the issue was. She took my top ear and ear lobe, pulled it out and up. I thought she'd stuck an ice pick in my ear, I'd never felt that much pain, but it subsided quickly and I no longer had pain to the touch and could sleep on it. It's come back over time and she moved her practice, but I find pushing up along the jaw line into the ear lobe make it click/pop and the pressure goes away for a time. I do tend to clench my jaw so I think it dislocates the cartlidge somehow, pinching something. To the doc, I have been to several doctors and a couple of ENT's and unless Hmmm... or a skeptical look is a diagnosis, I have yet to get an answer. I rarely try to pull on my ear when I'm having pain, because I hesitate and have trouble giving a brisk yank(see ice pick above). Usually the pushing up on the jaw to the ear lobe helps. Thanks all, nice to know I'm among many and sorry what appears to be a fairly common and easy to fix problem has not been solved.View Thread
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