Coping with Tinnitus for Years

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by TonyHC, Jan 6, 2016.

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    1. TonyHC

      TonyHC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      I've had "low pitch" background T for 20 years that occasionally was bothersome. Learned to keep my mind off of the noise, and it was livable.

      Been seeing the same chiropractor for 10+ years that was just adjustments for my lower back. However, the past 3 years my neck has been giving me issues and the chiro included neck adjustments.

      None of my chiro visits were directed to relieve T, but did noticed in general it helped, indirectly. UNTIL LAST WEEK!

      I went to get my neck adjustment for pain relief and alignment. Normally my neck makes a popping sound, it feels good and helps the pain when that happens. But this last adjustment it didn't make that sound and it felt like my neck was over stretched. Left side kinda behind and below the ear.

      This adjustment kicked in my T 4-fold. It is a higher pitch now, and I am unable to block it out let alone coping with this new high pitch sound.

      What is my next course of action? Go back to the chiro to try to realign my neck to undo what happened? In the hope it will put my T where it was before. Or it could make this more serious and just make my T even worse. (Just a note, I would trade my neck pain to get my T back where it was before)

      Past xrays, MRIs, specialists say my neck cervical areas have some small bone spurs and bulging discs, and to some degree of degeneration, but all in all the general common diagnosis is osteoarthritis. I'm 62... and not on any meds. I could be mentally stressed because I just retired after working 42 years and a new life style I'm not use too is ahead.
      Tony
       
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    2. Phil-O

      Phil-O Member

      Location:
      Lancashire UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Hi @TonyHC
      I am relatively new to T compared to yourself, so can't advise you too much, but know exactly how you feel. I have just retired after 40 years and find the prospect a little daunting and adds to the anxiety over T. There are many wise experienced people on here who will definitely be able to advise you about your neck problem. Their advice has helped me lots. In the meantime check out the success stories, they certainly show how there's light at the end of the tunnel, although it takes time, also try https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/back-to-silence.7172
      Regards Phil
       
    3. TonyHC

      TonyHC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      Thanks Phil for the reply, I will check out other areas of this forum, and the link you gave.
      Time will tell either way I guess.
      Tony
       
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    4. TonyHC

      TonyHC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      I am coming across certain abbreviations,which some I know, some are explained, and others i just don't know. What does "H" mean?

      And is there an abbreviation glossary post for reference maybe?
      Tony
       
    5. Phil-O

      Phil-O Member

      Location:
      Lancashire UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Hi @TonyHC
      H = Hyperacusis. Regards Phil
       
    6. TonyHC

      TonyHC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      I went ahead a got another neck realignment today. It did have the popping sound and it did relieve the neck pain, but the high pitch T is still there. He concentrated on the C2 area.

      The chiro said give it time, and suggested to take vitamin A. He asked me if I'm drinking enough water and told him no, about half what I normally do. He said drink more water and showed me some neck stretches to do. Will see what happens.
       
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