Chiropractic/Upper Cervical Work

Discussion in 'Support' started by nsm, Jun 24, 2016.

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    1. nsm

      nsm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Conductive Hearing Loss
      Hi guys,

      This has been covered a little bit, but I would like to hear about anyone's experiences with trying Upper Cervical/Chiropractic adjustments. Has anyone had any success at all with help for tinnitus, ear fullness, or conductive hearing loss? Even small changes?

      There doesn't seem to be a lot on the web about this topic. Except for testimonials on the actual websites of chiropractors who claim to be able to help with these symptoms. So I would like to hear some "real life" experiences before I think about pursuing this as a treatment for my conductive hearing loss/T.

      PS I've had multiple sinus surgeries, tried a zillion medications, acupuncture, vitamins, diet changes, physical therapy, TMJ Docs, dentist, cranial sacral, massage, etc etc. Chiropractic is the one thing I haven't really pursued. To be honest I'm a little fearful about neck adjustments/possible stroke. So I'd like to hear some real stories before I go for it. Thanks guys!!! And you can bet that I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!!!
       
    2. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Tried it as a last resort. Was paying out of pocket and went to about 12 appointments over the course of 6 weeks. Zero improvement/change in anything. If you have insurance that will cover it, I'd say give it a shot. If you're paying out of pocket, and you really want to try it, only go for 2, 3, maybe 4 appointments. The adjustments are very light and you barely feel anything.
       
    3. nsm

      nsm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Conductive Hearing Loss
      Thank you for your input, Jason.
       
    4. The Red Viper
      Angry

      The Red Viper Member Team Research

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Leftover infection ETD + neck muscle injury
    5. nsm

      nsm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Conductive Hearing Loss
      Thanks, Red Viper. I'm definitely leery and thinking it may not be worth the risk to try. If I could read any real success stories, then I would possibly go for it.
       
    6. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      One or two adjustments may be okay, but any more than that you are probably ringing up the cash registrar for the chiro. I never had any luck with upper cervical chiros helping my tinnitus.
       
    7. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma
      there are many different types of Chiropractors, for the neck you would want to see a NUCCA chiropractor, they do 3 x rays of the neck and they do very gentle adjustment, like in any profession there is good/average chiro's and there really great excellent chiro's, do your research first to find a chiro that has the right amount of skill and knowledge and experience, don't just go to any chiro thinking there all the same
       
    8. John G

      John G Member

      So true. I spoke to one chiro quack haha. He said he has helped alot of people with tinnitus. Said he does xrays and will adjust my atlas c1. Went there and he did no xrays. Did a consultation and then he went with the treatment. Typical neck crack and then he pushed down on the top of my head with alot of force. It came to approx $260 and told me to come back for 2 more adjustments that same day at approx $100 an adjustment. I left. I shouldnt have fell for his bs. I shouldnt agreed to anything after finding out he wasnt doing any type of xray. Sometimes we do stupid things when we are desperate. I am seriously thinking about trying that Nucca. If I do try nucca.. I will tell them I am only trying a few appointments to see if it helps. I dont want them to con me and say I have to come 3 times a week for so many weeks $$$$ bs.
       
    9. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      I have a very low personal opinion of Chiropractors. My osteopath...a MD...cracked my neck for my tinnitus and it did nothing. In fact, I believe Chiropractors do more harm than good, waste people's time and fleece them of their money.
       
    10. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma
      Good Luck, I'll hopefully be seeing a NUCCA chiro next month for my neck and Tinnitus.
       
    11. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma
      I would say maybe you saw the wrong type of Chiropractor, NUCCA chiropractor's don't crack the neck, they do 3 x rays of the neck, and a very gentle adjustment, but it all depends on what is causing your Tinnitus, if stress or loud music caused your T then yes a chiro most likely can't help, if your T is caused by a neck issue, c-1 issue, a chiropractor can help, mainly NUCCA chiropractor, just type in NUUCA Tinnitus on YouTube to see the testimonials.
       
    12. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      I do thing it can help, but it depends on what is the actual cause of the T. If the conchlea is damaged it won't help a bit.
       
    13. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      If you put 3 different chiropractors in a room and showed them the same x rays for a given patient, each would want to manipulate the neck and spine differently...including different areas of the spine. There would be no consensus because there isn't any. Further there is no hard data that suggest X rays reveal where or how a spine should be manipulated. Some that go to a chiropractor resulting in spine manipulation cause musculature imbalance or injury. Some that go to a chiropractor would have healed anyway due to elapse of time. Many times pain is the result of muscle imbalance and/or spine degradation due to age or injury and nerve impingement. Massage for example and myofascial release maybe more effective.
      I completely agree with the video posted by Red Viper above.
       
    14. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma

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