60-70% Tinnitus Reduction After Lidocaine Trigger Point Injection

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by ping@LA, Dec 25, 2018.

    1. ping@LA

      ping@LA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I had a lidocaine trigger point injection on my lower neck and shoulder..... first time I can actually say that something has worked on lowering my tinnitus. I have had tinnitus for about 2 years and I have seriously lost count on how many physicians, specialists, naturalists, TMJ specialists, MRI, MRA, diagnostic tests, supplements, detox, acupuncture, herbs, yoga, spiritual gurus, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, and all other 20+ list I have tried. I told myself if something is to work on my tinnitus, I will share my experience on this forum. The success stories by others have helped me pass some dark days.

      It obviously took me a while to find something that I can actually say it works. I went to see a rheumatologist a few days ago, and got a trigger points injection on my shoulder and lower neck (doctor described my pain was caused by myofascial trigger points in trapezius muscle). Doc also said that the injection may help reduce my tinnitus, and if not, the neck pain at the minimum. He was right on both, the volume on both ears decrease significantly by 60-70%. Tinnitus hasn't went away completely and I heard people saying that the reduction maybe temporary. REGARDLESS....for however long this will last, I am extremely grateful for a huge break! It also serves as a proof that there is something out there that can help lowering and eliminating the volume. At least I know my tinnitus is connected to nerves and neck, not strawberries and avocado (you know what I mean....)

      Initially, I was going to cancel my rheumatologist appointment, I just got so tired seeing doctors that didn't help. Plus, I didn't even know that rheumatologist was, and he was referred by my ophthalmologist (I know, sounds weird). But If you have already seen by at least 3 ear specialists and 5 ENTs like me, maybe you can book an appointment with other non-ear related specialists. I can also contest to the common statement that you (actually it's your brain) will eventually adapt and habituate to the sound, and the first year is the hardest. I know how you feel, I mean it,....but all the worries, fears, and sadness can be significantly reduce or gone, because T does get better with time, and DON't give up finding ways to help yourself.

      The Rheumatologist also prescribed naltrexone 1.5 mg (need certain pharmacy to make it at this low dosage). I have not use it yet, will let you know if it helps.
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      How many days ago was your treatment?
       
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      ping@LA

      ping@LA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      4 days, but the reduction in tinnitus happened a few hours after the injection. I saw some other postings on the lidocaine injection, where it lowers their tinnitus as well (temporarily). I had one injection and it works, will keep everyone posted on the progress.
       
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    4. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      I hope your reduction lasts. I know sometimes it only lasts a couple hours. Keep us updated on your length of reduction, any dangers, etc. Thanks.
       
    5. GregCA
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      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30282144
       
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    6. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      Hi @ping@LA -- Thanks for sharing your success story! -- I've been getting weekly physical therapy treatments recently, and today my therapist worked fairly extensively on my right shoulder, right arm, and right neck area. This evening as I was resting, I noticed almost a "cooling" sensation of energy running through those parts, along the the right side of my face and ear area. -- I also noticed my tinnitus was noticably softer than normal (which I hope continues!) -- We may have gotten somewhat similar results from working on similar areas, but by different therapies.
      I admire your persistence--which apparently eventually paid off big time!
       
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    7. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
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      ping@LA

      ping@LA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Tried Naltrexone last night, made T noticeably worse. Read some other postings on naltrexone saying it helps with tinnitus distress, not volume. The drug also helps people with autoimmune issues. I probably won't try it again, would not recommend it (unless your blood work shows some autoimmune issues that may connect to your T). My blood work was normal. Need to flush the drug out of my system today....
       
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      ping@LA

      ping@LA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      @Lane, I also was referred to see a PT by my rheumatologist. Thanks for your note, I will share my PT experience after a couple months. :beeranimation:
       
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    10. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      I would recommend doing some "homework" to try to find a therapist that might be better suited for treating tinnitus. The one I"m seeing is an absolute gem; very intuitive, very gentle, and incorporates cranial sacral work in her practice (which Julian Cowan Hill says is what helped him so much).

      Interestingly, the first session I did with her, she worked extensively on my right knee (which puzzled me). But I soon experienced a loosening in my lower back, and then up my spine, all the way to my neck area. My tinnitus was softer for about a day or so afterwards.
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      @Arseny, @Mathew Gould, @Bam, @Greg Sacramento, @jmasterj, @Ozwel -- You may find this thread of interest.
       
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    11. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Finding doctors, dentists and therapists that have an interest and understanding of tinnitus is key. I had posted a study for those with physical tinnitus, where it said that healthcare needs to address the physical issues associated with tinnitus. They often say that 25% could receive a 50% deduction and almost 50% could receive up to a 25% deduction with proper care. 12% can be cured completely and 15% more can be almost completely cured.
       
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    12. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      Spoiler alert : chinese study...
       
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