Feeling Deafened After Physiotherapy (Radiofrequency Machine)

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    1. Juan

      Juan Member

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      08/2014
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      A few years back I started going to physiotherapy to relieve the cramps in my back, shoulders and neck. For the first 4 years physiotherapy was ok and I would leave with my hearing more balanced and stable, and it felt in better shape to cope with noise for a few days.

      My physiotherapist uses a radiofrequency machine that drives waves through your body, in theory it helps to regenerate tissue and reduce inflammation.

      In the last year and a half I just feel like tired and deafened after these sessions. My back feels ok but my hearing is so muffled, and coupled with hearing loss I am having a hard time to understand speech. Typically my first day after the physiotherapy session is more or less ok, the second day is the one where I am more deafened and on the third day I guess I somehow go back into bad posture and ironically I hear louder, making it easier to understand others but more sensitive to noise.

      Anyone has experiences like this?
       
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    2. Jack Straw
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      I would suggest you stop doing whatever this is. It is obviously negatively affecting your hearing.
       
    3. GregCA
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      Where can I read more about this?
       
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      Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
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      Juan

      Juan Member

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      The thing is I am under the impression that something changed due to noise exposure and that this treatment, that felt good and beneficial at the beginning, for several years, now feels so so and makes me nervous, because I spend like 2 days after every physiotherapy session feeling weird.

      Also, and this is strange as well, when I went to the phisiotherapist sometimes neck, shoulders etc used to hurt, but now it is like my nervous system does not drive the pain or something.. even if the physio presses hard I dont feel much pain at all, but apparently I am cramped as always.

      I think my posture, shoulders and neck bent forward due to a lot of time sitting should be corrected. I am walking more and running a little, but maybe I should go back to the floor stretching and also trying to swim (for that I need to get custom earplugs and hope they dont fall). I did custom musicians earplugs years back; I am guessing if the company that produced them may still have my mould so that they dont have to take another mould of my ear shape (that gives a lot of pressure).
       
    6. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Gracias Juan... but that's only a "marketing" site. Is there any link to the science behind it?
       
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      Juan

      Juan Member

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      Hmmm I honestly dont know about the science behind it. This technique was proposed by a physiotherapist, and a couple of years ago I just started using it once or twice a month. It felt good but recently (like in the last 6 months) my reaction after the treatment is different. It may be due to additional noise exposure and the fact that I dont hear so well anymore. Maybe my hearing has been further damaged.

      Also, I have had pressure for weeks and it does not go away yet. It is taking a long time now.. I try to keep high spirits!
       
    8. GregCA
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      I'm not sure that they know either... I couldn't find anything on their website (but I didn't spend more than 5 minutes looking, admittedly).
      I would look at a reputable source that describes effectiveness of such treatment before sinking more money into it, if I were in your shoes.
       
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    10. CMIH

      CMIH Member

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      If any procedure/treatment is negatively affecting your hearing, I'd stop it immediately regardless of any positive it has otherwise. All the other details are irrelevant. Just stop.
       
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      Juan

      Juan Member

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      Yeah, you are just spot on. I will not try to rationalise this anymore. I am going to stop using that INDIBA machine and just go to normal regular physiotherapy.
       
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      Juan

      Juan Member

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      Thanks for your answer! I think you are right. It is a bit sad these days one goes to a professional, doctor, physiotherapist etc and still one has to research things independently. After all, these people in theory are trained and specialists in their fields.

      But yeah, I will just stop using the INDIBA machine. Thanks God all these things are covered by insurance. Otherwise I would have spent a ton of money on hyperacusis already.
       
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