Hi Dr. Joshi,
I have no fever or difficulty hearing, and have not sprained or pulled muscles in my neck. The feeling starts at the middle of the neck on one side ( along the muscle ) and ends with a slight feeling of pressure at the jawline and I can feel a little pressure deep in the ear. It's definitely not a pain per se, but more like a tingling pressure. The feeling is increased during the day and seems to recede a bit at night. It might decrease at night because I am more relaxed then. I've been working in a high pressure job for several years now and I'm wondering if the stress is playing a part in this.
This feeling has been going on for at least 8 months. I seems to come and go. I got a really bad cold back in March and I thought it was related to that, but this feeling has stayed on.