Could a Very Stiff Neck Cause Tinnitus?

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    1. dkayuk

      dkayuk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      Hi all
      [first post]

      The buzzing in my ears started about a month ago. I've had a persistently stiff neck for months now which I stretch several times a day.

      On the day the buzzing started my neck hurt a lot (more than usual).

      The pain settled down later in the day but the ear kept buzzing.

      I can tune out the noise during the day and usually sleep for a few hours before I wake up for whatever reason. When I wake up the buzzing noise is loud and very annoying and it's difficult to get back to sleep.

      Not sure if this is a coincidence. My GP says it's Tinnitus.

      Has anyone's tinnitus started in similar circumstances?

      thx
      DK
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      Yes neck problems can cause tinnitus.
      Have a chat with your doctor to see what he can do for you and ENT to check other posibilities for you....lots of love glynis
       
    3. Cityjohn
      Studious

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      Hi DK,

      It could, and it's really easy to test. Go see a manual therapist to loosen up your neck :) Did you change anything in bed? Maybe try a different pillow, or try sleeping without a pillow.
       
    4. Paromita
      Cool

      Paromita Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, maybe dental and facial nerve
      Hello,

      My T started two months back, and yes I was very stressed at that point of time. My neck and shoulders are sore still and hurt daily, even now.

      Yes neck troubles specially trouble with C1 and C2 can cause T. Kevin Hogan (T expert) also says about 1/3 of the T trouble starts with head/neck region.

      I am also on a wild goose chase as to how to understand the cause of my T, but my anxeity has kicked in real bad and now I have to solve that first. :) Wonderful, right ? So yes on anxiety meds now....Busriprone 5mg which does not seem to be doing much at the moment. I am having to take Valium to calm myself down at times.

      I have already seem 13 specialists in last month and half and gotten lame answers from everybody. Its a shame that in today's medical advancement and bla bla bla, we dont have a cure for this shit.

      Mita
       
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    5. dkayuk

      dkayuk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      thanks both for your answers, I've been to a chiropractor and also had accupuncture. Mind you it's just one treatment of each, maybe I need more visits!
      DK
       
    6. Paromita
      Cool

      Paromita Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, maybe dental and facial nerve
      Yes one treatment would be tough to tell.....what kind of chiro are you going to...I have been advised multiple times to goto Upper Cervical Chiro....Accupunture...I am not so sure...I went for 3 session and they seem to be treating my anxeity and not T....
       
    7. strato2009

      strato2009 Member

      Yes it can, some people have had success with muscle relaxants. But it's best to take them before sleep because they can make you drowsy. I think one can get prescription from any doctor.
       

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