Avatar universal

Fullness in ear due to head or neck injury

Back in mid February 2013 I fell snowboarding and hit my head and had whiplash.  I was wearing a helmet and had had similar falls in the past, so I shook it off and did not think much of it.  Later that day I was feeling light headed and a slight pressure behind my right eye, but it was gone the next day.  A few days later it came back but then I did not notice it until about 3 weeks later.  After about 3 weeks I was having dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, pressure behind me right eye, and headaches.  Later on I noticed my neck was sore/stiff/cracking, and I assume it was due to the whiplash and maybe because I was not physically active.  In addition I have had fullness and noise(when moving neck/head) in my ear.  I still have all of this symptoms to date, but some days certain symptoms are better and some days they are worse.  So far I have seen a neurologist, 2 ENTs, neuro-opthomologist, general doctor, orthopedist, 2 physical therapists and chiropractors.  I had a few pressure tests done by the ENTs to test for excess fluid in my ear and did not notice anything, and was wondering if the fullness in my ear could be related to my neck?  My main neck pain is on the right side, and the ear causing problems is on the right side, as well as the pressure in my right eye(that does not give me problems much anymore).  After my ENT said my ears looked fine, and did not notice excess fluid in the pressure tests I have no idea what is causing the fullness.  I have also had all sorts of eye/balance/dizziness tests and not much showed up.  Any guesses to to what is causing the sensation in my ear?  Any solutions?  Thank you!
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi, your symptoms of ear fullness may not be related to the injury. There are tubes called 'Eustachian  tubes' which connect the middle ear to the throat, this balances the air pressure in the ears. This tube can get  blocked due to infections of the throat, which can give lead to a feeling of fullness in the ears. The tubes can also be blocked in Eustachian  tubes dysfunction. The blockage can be intermittent. Please check with your doctor to rule out this condition. Regards.
Avatar universal

did you have solution to your problem,

I suffer from the same issue,

I suffered from a neck injury c5c6 herniation and now I have ear fullness !

hmmm, please if you found a solution or the symptoms healed on their own contract me on alaa-***@****
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
Discover the common causes of and treatments for a sore throat.
Learn about what actually causes your temperature to spike.
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
Family medicine doctor Enoch Choi, MD helps differentiate between the common cold and more threatening (bacterial) infections
Dr. Steven Park reveals 5 reasons why breathing through your nose could change your life