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Neck pain behind ear.

Commonly, my clients describe a neck pain behind ear as a deep aching.



It can be associated with a sharp pain when your jaw opens. It generally cannot be eased by positioning and movement.

The causes of neck pain behind the ear are many. The most common causes of this condition that I see are:
  1. Muscular pain from the neck muscles that lie behind the ear. There are many muscles in this area and when they become tight or weak they may cause neck pain behind your ear.

  2. Jaw pain arising from the tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ). This is a complex joint which is often associated with neck pain behind the ear. Correction of its function is usually quite easy with the appropriate manual techniques and TMJ exercises.

  3. Joint pain coming from C1/2/3 (see spine anatomy). These spinal segments are located in this area and also refer symptoms to this area. As a result of stiffness or other movement dysfunctions they can present with neck pain behind your ear.

  4. Throat problems can refer pain into this area and medical attention should be sought immediately if neck pain behind the ear is associated with throat problems or soreness.

neck pain behind ear Symptoms of neck pain behind the ear: Commonly my clients describe their pain as a deep aching behind the ear. It can be associated with a sharp pain when your jaw opens. It generally cannot be eased by positioning and movement.


The treatment of neck pain behind the ear depends on the cause. As with all pains, addressing the cause is the most important aspect in the overall management of your neck pain. If it is coming from the TMJ, the TMJ must be treated. If it is muscular, the muscles must be addressed and if it is from the neck joints, these joints must be treated.


Exercises for this type of neck pain will, again, will depend on the cause. However heat treatment followed by resting your head on an average height neck pillow will help. This should be followed by gently rolling your head and neck from side to side to ease out the area. Repeat 3 times daily and roll your head 5 times each way, each time. If it does not ease within 24 hours seek medical help.


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