Just Got My MRI Results Back and...

Discussion in 'Support' started by dayma, Oct 11, 2018.

    1. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      IMPRESSION:

      1. Unremarkable MRI of bilateral internal auditory canals.

      2. Unremarkable MRI of the brain.

      So at this point I am getting pretty discouraged. It’s one of those things where I was hoping to find something but understood that if they found something it could be difficult also. I am not 10 months in and my emotions the last month have been all over the board. I have been depressed and suicidal since my onset. I am in control of the suicide thing and see therapists etc.

      Here are some of the things I am still doing:

      I am just starting to do acupuncture, competing 3 session. So far no effects. I obtained my own acupuncture needles so I may play with it myself also:)

      I am going back to my chiropractor Monday to talk about options. My tinnitus is heavily somatic and the onset of my tinnitus was during lots of shoulder and neck pain. My c2-5 have arthritis and mild stenosis from all the running I do. If lean my head to the left (tinnitus is on left) I can almost make the tinnitus go away completely but once my head goes back to normal position it goes up from a 2/10 > 8/10. It’s a huge difference. Moving my head to the opposite side of tinnitus does nothing at all. I keep coming back to these next and jaw movements even though I know it may be grasping at straws. I am always thinking pinched nerves or something but x-rays show the bone only and have not had an mri of the neck.

      If anyone has suggestions on my neck movement stuff please let me know

      Thanks all for listening to me ramble on. I just needed to talk to people that know my pain. I really appreciate it.
       
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    2. RoeTaKa
      Creative

      RoeTaKa Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music/Somatic?
      All the research I've done into somatic tinnitus seems to show that if you can make a movement or put pressure on an area that makes your tinnitus lessen a lot or even go away then there's good odds that there are methods to get to that state more permanently.

      Trigger Point Therapy has shown to be effective for this. Stretching and working on postural exercises can also help, I know in my case this would give me relief and over time I have felt improvement. If seeing a chiropractor doesn't show any remarkable results over time then you might want to try seeing an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, think I read that some people having their Atlas corrected showed improvements. Apparently here in the UK there is only 1 UCC in the country but in the US there seems to be more dotted around.

      I'd probably continue to see a masseuse for your neck if you're feeling a lot of neck and shoulder tension. But for your own benefit and good practice I think that keeping up with stretches and even yoga will continue to help over time, try not to let yourself sit with bad posture for too long and try to relieve tension if it ever gets too much.
       
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      AUTHOR
      dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Thanks for the response. I have a trigger point therapy appointment set up. I will let you know how it goes.
       
    4. MuffinMan
      Alienated

      MuffinMan Member

      Location:
      Beirut, Lebanon
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/8/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, started the moment I woke up from a nightmare.
      do you have a hearing loss?
       
    5. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Hang in there, your T will hopefully fade in time. Try to relax, live every day like normal and try not to over stress, the paranoia will likely increase your T even more.
       
    6. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      My T is also heavily somatic- well the high pitch hiss is anyway. Look up isometric neck exercises. Any reaction when you press on your jaw/nose? Can you try something for me? Bend your neck to increase your T and press behind your ear-does the sound increase?
       

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