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Dr. Phillip L. Massengill, M. D.

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Phillip L. Massengill M. D. is a top Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) in Middletown, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Phillip L. Massengill M. D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Phillip L. Massengill M. D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Phillip L. Massengill M. D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Middletown, NY, Dr. Phillip L. Massengill M. D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
35 years Experience
Dr. Phillip L. Massengill, M. D.
  • Middletown, New York
  • University of North Carolina
  • Accepting new patients

What causes a sharp pain behind the back of the neck and ears?

Frequently, a severe cough can cause strain on muscles. This strain may be limited to chest muscles, but can involve the neck muscles. The posterior neck muscles connect to the READ MORE
Frequently, a severe cough can cause strain on muscles. This strain may be limited to chest muscles, but can involve the neck muscles. The posterior neck muscles connect to the skull behind the ear, so neck muscle strain or spasm can result in posterior ear and ear pain.

Are these crackling sounds in my ear from TMJ?

Yes. tmj issues can be chronic. The tmj anatomically is next to the ear canal. Thus, frequently cracking and popping sounds can be heard in the ear. The question is what is causing READ MORE
Yes. tmj issues can be chronic. The tmj anatomically is next to the ear canal. Thus, frequently cracking and popping sounds can be heard in the ear. The question is what is causing the tmj. Teeth grinding/clinching? Dental procedures or manipulations ? Chewing gum/ hard candy? Stress? All can be factors. Treatment is available and does help. Simple anti inflammatory such as Motrin, warm compresses, dental soft diet, short term steroids such as prednisone. There are mouth guards and/or oral appliances that can be purchased or fitted to your teeth/mouth. Often these are available from dentists.
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