Chronic Cervicogenic Tinnitus Rapidly Resolved by Intermittent Use of Cervical Collar

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    1. beeeep

      beeeep Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      ~2000, but real bad since 06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Well, sometimes you stumble upon strange things. This is definitely one of 'em... ;)

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4803736/

      Basically they are currently trying to help people with cervical pain syndrome using cervical collars. A larger paper is in preparation. The article reports a case of someone having suffered T (after cervical pain syndrome) for 20 year who got cured by use of a cervical collar for about a month.

      Interesting read, but I don't think getting a Cervical Collar will be the cure. ;)
       
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    2. 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
      Actually I think a neck issue (likely in the sternocleidomastoid muscle and nearby muscles) may have been the source of my dysfunctioning Eustachian tube (ETD) and thus my T.

      My reasoning goes like this: local inflammation in nearby neck muscles led to dysfunction of the tensor veli palitini or one of the other Eustachian tube muscles. I suspect that many people whose ears pop a lot when they swallow or wake up with negative ear pressure may have this. If there is no ear fluid, then otitis media isn't the cause of the ETD. Rather it really is a dysfunction or the Eustachian tube muscles.

      I know I've been using a heating pad on my neck for the past 20 days or so and my headaches have almost disappeared. Similarly, I now wake up and rarely have negative middle ear pressure. I still have residual pain when swallowing in the sternocleidomastoid region so there's still that. However I do notice a reduction in my T so maybe cervicogenic tinnitus is a real phenomena.
       
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    3. Ian Mac

      Ian Mac Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vestibular Nueritis, loud music (dubstep)
      I was sleeping funny for a few days, making my neck crooked and holding it there and going to sleep. I woke up and the room was spinning were were ringing I had nystagmus and nausea. I have never been the same the Tinnitus never went away. They say I got a virus that inflamed my inner ear but I think it was my posture when sleeping... Still trying to make the T go away..
       
    4. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
    5. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      How do u establish that? Good find...injured my neck a couple of years ago, had physiology for it, still find it painful to look up with my head...ENT never mentioned, why do we have to find this stuff out for ourselves?
       
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    6. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      How do u get a cervical collar, how would u replicate the experiment?
       
    7. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Well ENTs will look at your audiogram and say your tinnitus is caused by high frequency hearing loss (if you have that) and diminish any chance of another cause.

      You can probably get a simple foam cervical collar many places. I have one of them and a post-surgical collar also. I had a C5-C7 fusion from the front in late June. I will ask the spinal surgeon on 9-28-16 on a possible surgery on the back of my neck due to instability. I am not even certain if I have instability to my upper cervical? I have a lot of stiffness and grating noises though.

      One of mine is a Aspen cervical collar and the other one is a Medline brand.
      http://www.aspenmp.com/products/upper-spine/aspen-collar/
      http://www.medline.com/product/Soft-Foam-Cervical-Collars/Z05-PF02899
       
    8. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Thanks for the info. No hearing loss (even though was subjected to loud noise) have had TMJ for a long time/ETD.

      Then Nearly three years ago hurt my neck at gym, did physio therapy but upper cervical never back to normal, struggle looking up...well it's a lead worth following.

      Also anyone heard of this treatment:
      Tinnitus, Headache, Neck and Back Pain, Atlas...
       
    9. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      I have left TMJD and ETD too, but don't think they are the cause. My noise is very, very loud today so I'm frustrated again. I'm seeing a ENT tomorrow that specializes in tinnitus. I had not seen him in years as he went to the VA I was told. I'm sure he will tell me it's inner ear caused again. I have to keep trying and find relief somehow?

      I've never got any relief from upper cervical chiropractors.
       
    10. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      You know this is all a dream and you can get out of it once you realise that.
       
    11. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Yes it is a living nightmare.
       
    12. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Our posture in front of a computer is not good either. Very difficult to break that bad habit.
       
    13. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      What did he tell you?
       
    14. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?

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