Recruiting The Effect of Physiotherapy on Cervicogenic Somatic Tinnitus

To determine whether physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of a group of tinnitus patients.

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    1. Tinnitus Talk
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      The Effect of Physiotherapy on Cervicogenic Somatic Tinnitus - To determine whether physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of a group of tinnitus patients.

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    2. jazz
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      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      This study is testing the effect of physiotherapy on somatic tinnitus. It began accepting participants in May, but may still be open. Data collection, however, is set for January, 2015, so now would be the time to join. It is being held in Antwerp, Belgium. I'm not sure TT has many members from Antwerp. That said, it will be interesting to follow the clinical trial when the results are published.

      Here's eligibility information:

      Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older
      Genders Eligible for Study: Both
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
      Criteria
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • severe chronic non-fluctuating subjective cervicogenic somatic tinnitus, which has been stable for at least three months, combined with neck complaints
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • objective tinnitus
      • subjective tinnitus with etiologies, such as hearing loss or Meniere's disease, severe depression (> 19 on the Beck depression questionnaire)
      • progressive middle ear pathology
      • intracranial pathology
      • traumatic cervical spine injury
      • tumors
      • cervical spine surgery
      • any cervical spine condition in which physical therapy treatment is contra- indicated
      • received physical therapy treatment directed to the cervical spine in the past 2 months

      Reference:

       
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    3. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Thanks for posting. I want to follow this study.
       
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    4. James White
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      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      I'm wondering what precisely is Cervicogenic (Neck) Somatic Tinnitus is, if anyone knows ? :)
       
    5. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I think along the way, most of us develop some form corresponding to somatic t, as the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus of the Central Auditory Cortex is the crossroads between the auditory and somatosensory systems.
       
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    6. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Super simple explantion: If neck vertebrae's are blocked -> tinnitus. So stiff neck puts on very tight neck muscles (trapezius / occipitalis / sternocleomastoids).

      In more words I have a German paper on it. Can send if you want via PM.

      I'm in this group. Somatic T due to Neck and Jaw problems.

      I cannot participate in this trial as I'm already doing physiotherapy, it fluctuates enormously and is not stable but highly progressive (for the better :) )
       
    7. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      Yes i'd like that paper via PM if you may :)
       
    8. conbsgc

      conbsgc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      october
      How can I enroll? I am the PERFECT CANDIDATE

      tinnitus, four years of chronic neck pain without a visible cause, constant trigger points on my SCM, trapezius, even dizziness and off balance due to muscle tightness!!! Who can I contact and I live in Belgium!!!
       
    9. MikeS
      Mellow

      MikeS Member

      Location:
      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Car accident
      What makes it non-fluctuating? I have tinnitus after whiplash, but mine fluctuates. I thought tinnitus due to neck problems tends to fluctuate.
       
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    10. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Dr Susan Shore (Mitchigan) has created a device to hopefully treat somatic t. it is currently being trialled.

      She explains that with somatic t, the somatic nerves try to compensate for a loss of auditory input, 'making everything noisy'.

      i gave physio a good go. i do have tmj but i dont feel my tmj and t are related whatsoever. i didnt notice any benefit to my t from the 8 physio sessions i attended.
       
    11. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes

      I would also ask you to please send me that paper via PM.
       
    12. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      @conbsgc do you happen to have a so called forward head posture? If yes, it can cause and maintain all sorts of neck and upper torso problems. Google this to find more info on how to reverse it.
       
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    13. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      I'm into my 10th month of weekly physio to combat my TMJ Tinnitus. So the 45 or 46th session. Would like to know what kind of device this is.

      It took at least 3 or 4 months before major drops in T volume were coming. And another 2 before major pain started which is now 2 weeks gone but was there today after new jaw massage session.
      It took 8 months for me to loose the halucinations I have on running water / plastic bags etc but sometimes they are still there.

      After every session I feel my body is readjusting. So nauseous, pain, cold/hot, all sorts of feelings. I do 3 kinds of physio, neck and jaw at 2 specialized therapists and I started middle back and lower back earlier this month for L1/L2/L3 and C1/C2/C3 improvements of my spine.

      After all sorts of measurements the therapists still see a lot of things to improve so still continuing. Also depends if you still clench or grind your teeth. If you still do, facial and jaw muscles still contract and still are overused. That's like carrying water to the sea. You have to breakthough the pattern, start wearing a bite splint, do jaw excersizes 2 times a day, etc etc. It's in fact a lot of work. And I'm not even talking about the psychological path that I have to reboot since my former psychologist didn't knew a thing about somatic T. So that's a new challenge for the coming months.
       
    14. lost horizons

      lost horizons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2014
      My T started 4 days after a whiplash. I did physical therapy for a few months. No effect. Did acupuncture. No bebefit. It's been about 14 months now. I do have a bit of forward head posture. Has anyone tried neck massage and did it help.
       
    15. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Yes, when I turn my head my T changes. I worked on occipitalis and sternocleomastoide muscles and together with TMJ therapy it helps. Do not expect results after a few months. My T came down after 4 months or weekly treatment.
       

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