I've had tinnitus for about 40ish years, started at about age 15, but it was very low and bearable. This past April I had rotator cuff surgery - it was the first time I went under anethesia. Since then, my tinnitus has become so LOUD and unbearable, and is causing me to become deeply anxious and unhappy. It is constant and never ending. It is loud. It interferes with everything I do and every thought I have. I am presently trying out very expensive ($5200) hearing aids with masking, which instead of the high pitch, gives a low shhhhhhh sound which gives me a break. I am absolutely miserable. Has anyone had this kind of reaction to surgery? I'm thinking the anesthesia somehow screwed up my brain to cause this. Has this happened to anyone? If so, does it get quieter over time, or is this what my life is going to be like forever? Also, I have been going to a chiropractor for many many years. Now that my tinnitus is so loud, I have been noticing that when he adjusts my neck very high up, I hear a spike of VERY LOUD tinnitus and then it goes down to it's now normal roar. This leads me to believe that getting my neck adjusted very often for an extended period of time may help. Unfortunately, my crappy health plan has my co-pay as $50, so before I take this on as a payment plan for treatment, I would like to know if anyone has had success with frequent (three times a week) adjustments. And if so, does it just come back when you go back to monthly treatments? Any comments would be appreciated.