Vertigo & Dizziness Triggers
Vertigo and dizziness can have many different causes — medication side effects, damage to or pressure on the ear, nerve damage, disorders that affect blood supply to the brain, and even anxiety.
It Might Be Your Jaw’s Fault
- The human jaw can generate over 260 pounds of force at the molars, and unless this pressure is perfectly balanced it can throw the delicate balance of the jaw’s muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments into disarray.
- The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is where your jaw connects to the side of your head, right in front of the ears. It one of the most complicated joints in the body and has a specialized structure and tissue makeup, and any disruption of its balance can result in symptoms like tinnitus.
How Did This Happen?
THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS THAT COULD BE AT PLAY:
- Stress is an important factor — it frequently increases muscle tension in the jaw, which creates imbalances over time
- Any kind of physical trauma
- Dental work, orthodontics
- Any quirk in your eating habits or grinding of the teeth
- Or it might just be time — your mouth and jaw are made up of living tissue, and can shift as you age