What is Tinnitus
Tinnitus might be one of those most difficult and frustrating conditions for both doctors and patients. Usually, tinnitus is not found alone. It is most often accompanied by a host of symptoms such as vertigo, TMJ, Eustachian tube dysfunction, and brain fog to name a few.
Tinnitus can come in many different forms; ringing, whooshing, hissing, pulsatile, and varying pitches.
In our Lake Elmo based upper cervical health care office, we take care of what we call medical failures. These patients usually suffer from multiple chronic conditions and have exhausted most forms of conventional health care.
One-third of all our patients have tinnitus in combination with other conditions when they come to our office.
Tinnitus is difficult. To be transparent, we find that one-third of the cases who suffer from tinnitus resolve, one third improve, and one third do not respond to care.
With that said, for those that respond they are grateful that the annoying ring in their ears remits.
You might be asking yourself; what does my neck have to do with tinnitus? We hope to answer that question in the following article.
Natural Treatment for Tinnitus
Upper cervical specific care is a rapidly growing niche technique within the profession of chiropractic.
Upper cervical doctors are well trained to locate, analyze, and correct spinal misalignment in the upper neck region.
This anatomical region is the most complex neurological and structural area of the body.
Two PubMed research articles implicate the upper cervical spine’s involvement in Tinnitus.(1,2) The Stapedius muscle is known as the dampening muscle of the inner ear.
Clovis or muscle spasm of this muscle has been connected to chronic tinnitus.
The stapedius muscle is controlled by the second cervical nerve root and as a consequence neck injury can directly affect neuro pathways that have been implicated in causing chronic tinnitus.
What is Pulsatile Tinnitus?
If you have a thumping or whooshing sound in one or both ears that seems to follow a steady beat, you may have this rare form of tinnitus. Like regular tinnitus, you hear a constant sound that others don’t.
But with the pulsatile form of this condition, the noise comes from inside your body. Your doctor may be able to hear it, too, if she listens with a stethoscope. It’s also called rhythmic, vascular, or pulse-synchronous tinnitus.
Pulsatile Tinnitus Treatment
Conventional mainstream medicine does not have a cure for pulsatile tinnitus. In some instances, it can be related to high blood pressure. Some patients find a reduction in their high blood pressure can help or ameliorate pulsatile tinnitus.
In some instances pulsatile tinnitus can be related to the following conditions:
Irregular blood vessels. This is a common issue. When blood flows through damaged or kinked vessels in the brain near or around the ear, it can change pressure and noise.
A narrow or kinked neck artery (the carotid artery) or vein (the jugular vein) also can cause the sound.
High blood pressure.
This can lead to a change in blood flow, and things like stress, alcohol, and caffeine can make the noise more noticeable.
Anemia or an overactive thyroid gland. These can make your blood flow quickly and loudly.
What is the Most Effective Treatment for Tinnitus
We may be biased here, however, we have not seen anything in the health care industry that gets the results that upper cervical foes with tinnitus.
It is a terribly stubborn condition and as we stated we estimate that upper cervical care has a 30 percent recovery rate from tinnitus.
The best treatment for Tinnitus
In our 20 years of service to our patients we have found three different forms of natural health care to be the most effective and best treatments for tinnitus:
- Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
- Upper cervical care
New Tinnitus Treatment
If you are looking for a new Tinnitus treatment it is probable that you have heard of acupuncture, hypnosis, and mainstream medicine.
It is doubtful that you have heard of upper cervical care. Since you are most likely unfamiliar with what upper cervical cate is read on…
What is Blair Upper Cervical Technique?
Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to locate spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine and correct them.
Spinal misalignment is located by running a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck injury.
Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (Cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the misaligned joint.
Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern.
Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling. The patient is then monitored over time to ensure that the correction is holding.
If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”.
It isn’t the correction that produces healing. It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process.
This is how Blair Chiropractic treatment can often help remove the underlying cause of many who suffer from Vertigo, dizziness, neck pain, headaches, and other chronic health problems by supporting the body in healing itself.
Tinnitus Treatment Near Me
If you are searching for Tinnitus treatment near you and you are located in the Lake Elmo area call 651-748-5731.
If you are outside of the Lake Elmo area you can call either of those numbers and we would be happy to find someone in your locale that can help!
We hope that this article finds those suffering and will shed some light on how to naturally recover from ill-health. ” Nature needs no help just no interference”. Remove the cause and healing occurs.
These are the mottos of Blair upper cervical care. Be well!