having neck and shoulder pain originating from under ear
So glad to find this forum. For the last 4 days I've been having pain from under my right ears and radiating down my neck and shoulders. I know I have TMJ though I was never diagnosed. My jaws been clicking for year. I can move my neck side to side and bend them front and forward but the pain is just there. It seems like when I'm stationary, the pain is more but when I start moving or exercising/stretching, it seems like it's not there. I went and see a doctor and he gave me a muscle relaxant Parafon Forte. He is sending me to a TMJ doctor but when he mentioned that a surgery might be possible, I chickened out because I've read somewhere that it should be the last solution and it's not always a guarantee that it will go away.
I need some input because this has been bothersome to me, I wake up with headaches. I had my sinuses CT scanned and it is negative.Thanks.