Check and see if the upper neck bones are misaligned. If one or more of these cervical vertebrae are "out," the resulting pinched nerve or strained muscle can indeed lead to an earache. To check this out, find the place where the neck, skull and jaw meet. This spot is just under the ear. If gentle pressure on this spot is painful, you may have an earache that a chiropractor may be able to help. It is worth it to find out.