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12 Possible Causes for Jaw Dystonia, Otalgia

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    Muscle overactivity: bruxism (grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw); orofacial dystonias. [ 6 ] Dental malocclusion: this was formerly considered to be an important[patient.info] A closed Eustachian tube may be responsible for the feeling of ear fullness, otalgia and serous otitis media [ 38 ].[bmcearnosethroatdisord.biomedcentral.com] For example, there are some rare kinds of movement disorders (called orofacial dystonias) which cause excessive jaw clenching. Increased sensitivity to pain.[patient.info]

  • Bruxism

    There are many variations of oromandibular dystonia, but one common one is involuntary jaw-opening dystonia.[pocketdentistry.com] […] tenderness over mastoid process Otitis externa Pruritus, pain, and tenderness of the external ear Erythema and edema of external auditory canal Otitis media Fever; malaise; otalgia[aafp.org] […] restricted mouth opening).[10] Pain or tenderness of the temporomandibular joints,[10] which may manifest as preauricular pain (in front of the ear), or pain referred to the ear (otalgia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Subluxation

    Oro-facial movements are common manifestations, and jaw-opening dystonia can occur.[nature.com] Other symptoms Ear symptoms - otalgia, tinnitus, dizziness. Headache. Neck pain. 'Locking' episodes - inability to open or close the mouth.[patient.info] Drugs, primarily antipsychotics and neuroleptic medications, can cause dystonia-associated TMJ dislocation.[nursingcenter.com]

  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

    Lyme disease community... by MuonOne 05-04-2019 03:25 PM 146 644 Health Conditions M - Z Movement Disorders (1 Viewing) Including essential tremor, dystonia and Restless Leg[neurotalk.psychcentral.com] Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare and often controversial cause for odynophagia and otalgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] .: Primary juvenile otalgia. J. Neurosurg. 20 , 895–898 (1963) Google Scholar 3. Golding-Wood, P. H.: Tympanic neurectomy. J.[link.springer.com]

  • Deafness

    The patient presented with progressive segmental craniocervical dystonia with jaw-opening, tongue protrusion, retrocollis and gradual overflow including upper limb dystonia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) without systemic symptoms but with initial symptoms related to the ear, such as hearing loss, otalgia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Presence or absence of otalgia (earache), otorrhoea (discharge), vertigo and tinnitus. Past history of ear infections, ear injury, or straining to hear.[patient.info]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

    We successfully applied botulinum toxin to a patient with upper airway obstruction and TMJ dislocation relative to jaw-opening dystonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] tenderness over mastoid process Otitis externa Pruritus, pain, and tenderness of the external ear Erythema and edema of external auditory canal Otitis media Fever; malaise; otalgia[aafp.org] Drugs, primarily antipsychotics and neuroleptic medications, can cause dystonia-associated TMJ dislocation.[nursingcenter.com]

  • Juvenile Paralysis Agitans of Hunt

    Major features Resting tremor in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face Bradykinesia Rigidity- cogwheel or lead-pipe Minor features Bradyphrenia Speech abnormalities Depression[slideplayer.com] Facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster resulting from viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion, a form of juvenile paralysis agitans associated[mondofacto.com] […] related to this - cerebellar tumor, an intention tremor that begins in one extremity gradually increasing in intensity and then involve other parts of body - facial paralysis, otalgia[cram.com]

  • Ophthalmic Nerve Disorder

    Focal dystonia of the jaw and the differential diagnosis of unilateral jaw and masticatory spasm. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1986;49:651–656. 98.[neupsykey.com] In Ramsay-Hunt syndrome the involvement of the geniculate ganglion of the facial (VII cranial) nerve is indicated with ipsilateral deep otalgia, tinnitus, loss of hearing,[ispub.com]

  • Hemifacial Spasm

    […] of the lower face and jaw, and cervical dystonia are frequently associated with BEB. 8, 9 Being female, a family history of dystonia or postural tremor, prior eye disease[jnnp.bmj.com] Two patients had a polyphasic course, with recurrent episodes of facial weakness and increased otalgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Jaw‐closing dystonia is the most common, and this may be associated with bruxism. 24 Unlike HFS, the eyelids are not involved.[doi.org]

  • Ataxia

    Paraneoplastic jaw dystonia and laryngospasm with antineuronal nuclear autoantibody type 2 (anti-Ri). Arch Neurol. 2010;67:1109–15.[doi.org] Romberg test Associated Symptoms Otalgia, vertigo and vomiting suggest acute labrynthitis Increased intracranial pressure suggests intracranial mass and/or hydrocephalus.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] There was fixed and painful dystonia with no change with posture. There was no dystonia of other body parts such as jaw or limbs.[neurology.org]

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