Could Cervical Disc Herniation Be Causing My Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by luckyman316, Oct 7, 2014.

    1. luckyman316

      luckyman316 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Saw my doctor today for a follow up with my MRI and he revealed the following:
      C3-4 broad-based disc herniation wih significant cord impingement
      C4-5 disc bulge without significant stenosis, very mild stenosis
      C5-6 disc bulge resulting in cord compression and bilateral C6 root impingement
      C6-7 central disc herniation resulting in significant cord impingement
      He did not reccommend surgery. He said it was an option but it was not necessary and it would be my very last option. He suggested a pain management specialist, but getting to one with my work schedule may be very very difficult. Plus, I don't want to just be thrown meds and be done with it. I'm not a fan of meds and haven't taken any pain meds for almost a year.
      Strange I am not in more pain and the pain I've been having mostly seems to be around C1-C2 area, which came back normal on the MRI. Go figure! Think any of this could be causing my T? He said walking helps!
    2. jeannie

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      my mri showed bulging disc, ddd hemangioma narrowing at c5 , ive wondered the same thing luckyman316??? didnt show anything going on with c1 and c2, but nucca that did xrays said they were off... so i dunno who/what to believe anymore... have you did anything for yours yet? i just went to pain management last week and she suggested cervical branch block with guided xray or something to go in and numb the nerve but im to scared to do this ,afraid it will make things worse...please keep us informed if yo do anything for your cervical area.. thanks!
    3. Von

      Von Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started when I woke up with a budging disc in my mid back
      About 2 months again I noticed a budging lower vertebrae and it hurt for several days in a row. I've had 3 sets of 4 day pain so far since and 2 days ago I woke up with a budging disc in my mid part of my spine and I've had a ringing in my ear ever since. At times it is more intense and noticeable than others. Could this be from the budging in my back?
    4. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Neck problems can cause tinnitus as the disc presses on a nerve.
      I have a cracking and crunching neck and damage to my bones and disks as have Oosrtiostio and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

      Just try do what you can to not get a stiff neck and good posture .
      Love Glynis

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