Forward Head Posture and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Markks, Dec 6, 2016.

    1. Markks

      Markks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      My tinnitus has been on and off for 4 years now. The cause is still unknown. I notice that my head is somewhat forward. Looking at photos taken 4 years ago, it was horribly forward. I began to exercise 3 years ago and my tinnitus completely disappeared, I forgot the whole thing for 1.5 years before I quit exercising.

      I am not sure if I had forward head posture those times, but I am pretty sure I have it now. I also am one inch shorter than during the times I used to exercise.

      It has not been diagnosed though, and no one has mentioned about it. But it is easy to see when you look at a mirror. And now I have quite severe tinnitus, a high-pitched ringing in my ears.

      Should I go to see a physiotherapist? I sometimes have mild pain in my neck.
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    2. The Red Viper

      The Red Viper Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Neck injury (Tendonitis @ trap/SCM junction)
      For sure. It seems like there might be a correlation in your case.
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    3. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I've had tinnitus for 6 years now and my neck was so tight in the beginning. About 3 years ago I started doing extensive physical therapy which helped my tinnitus a little, but my neck is way less tight now and the range of motion is about 90% instead of 50%. I recently developed forward shoulders too.

      My question is: with as much as my neck has improved, why can't I fix my forward head posture?

      If you fix your forward head posture, is there a better chance that your tinnitus improves?

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