Somatic Tinnitus — Chiropractic Success (Initial Report)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Mattv, Jan 11, 2018.

    1. Mattv

      Mattv Member

      lincoln, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I have had severe tinnitus for about 8 months. Before that I had it mildly for several years. I have never been exposed to loud noise. I started to notice that I could greatly modulate the noise by moving my head in certain ways and accentuate it by pushing on the top of my head. I did all the usual ENT/ear tests. ENT was of less than zero help. I’m lucky in that although my tinnitus is very severe, it doesn’t stress me out like it seek to for some people. I can definitely see how some people have such a hard time with it. Most of the time, mine is like a hotel fire alarm going off 15 feet from head. It’s just insanely loud.

      In desperation, I started to see a chiropractor recently. I am a huge skeptic of this so, I was reluctant to go , but I had read some web posts that some people had had benefit. I have been going twice a week for about 3 weeks. After the first several visits, I had some mild relief, but I wasn’t really sure. Yesterday, I had an adjustment and the practitioner did a more forceful adjustment while pulling and and twisting my neck. This guy definitely knows what he is doing and specializes in upper cervical care. He was careful not to oversell or over promise that he could effect the tinnitus, which I appreciated.

      After this last adjustment, my tinnitus completely disappeared. I have had no days of relieve in 8 months, and I felt the change immediately after the treatment, so I absolutely sure the adjustment caused this. Time will tell if this has a lasting effect. For the fist time in many months I have had a full day of silence and I just wanted to report this to others who have somatic tinnitus so that they might seek out a chiropractor. I think I got lucky in finding a good one. My experiences in the past for other issues were not as favorable.

      I’m trying to keep an open mind, and I am hopeful for the first time since I developed this....
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    2. PamelaNY

      PamelaNY Member

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Great to hear this!
    3. suze

      suze Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I have a friend who told me she found complete relief after chiropractic care. She had upper cervical spine adjustments for C-0 through C-3. It's been on my mind for a while to give it a try, but they scare me a bit. I know my C-3 is hurting, clicking and cracking. Please keep us updated and thank you for your encouraging post.
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    4. hears4fears

      hears4fears Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Somatic or Cervical Neck Instability
      Oh my god, I have the same symptoms as the OP. Tinnitus has taken over my life and I'm miserable.

      After 3 weeks the OP's tinnitus disappeared? I'm booking appointments with my Chiropractor tomorrow.
    5. Lurius

      Lurius Member

      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Valsalva maneuver
      I've already said this multiple times, but after I first got tinnitus in 2016, I saw a chiropractor 3-4 times and my tinnitus completely disappeared. I was completely tinnitus free for 2 years, until I got it again in 2018, unfortunately.
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    6. Chet_Elderson

      Chet_Elderson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think typical loud noises during my youth
      I am also in MA. Who is this Chiropractor? Thanks.

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