How can a chiropractor help with tinnitus symptoms?
With tinnitus or tinnitus, you hear a sound that is not there. The sound may be a constant beep, rattle, hum or noise. In addition, the sound may be perceived as loud or soft, and sharp or dull. The sound varies from person to person. Tinnitus is caused by a disruption in the transmission of signals from the ears to the brain. Tinnitus can be very annoying and can interfere with your daily life. Bij TOPCHIRO kunnen we u helpen om oorsuizen te verminderen of zelfs op te heffen.
People with tinnitus often experience sleep problems, dizziness, headaches and difficulty concentrating. In this article, you will learn more about what tinnitus means, what causes it and how our chiropractors can offer you care for this annoying condition.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is hearing a continuous sound, with no sound source in your environment causing the sound. You may hear the sound in one or both ears. In addition, it is sometimes possible to pinpoint where you hear the sound in your head. Others cannot hear the sound; only the person suffering from tinnitus hears the sound. Hence, tinnitus is called a subjective condition.
The objectifiable form of tinnitus can sometimes be heard by an ENT specialist. In this case, the tinnitus is caused by the rustling of a blood vessel or by involuntary movements of muscles in the middle ear. This form of tinnitus is less common.
The possible causes
The most common causes of tinnitus are a hard blow to the head and exposure to sudden loud noise or prolonged noise. Think of sound in nightclubs, at festivals or at work. This damages the hearing cells in the inner ear. They can then send sound stimuli by themselves to the brain that are understood as “sound. There is then a problem with signal processing between the ear and the brain.
Other causes include abnormalities on the inside of the ear and/or auditory nerves and a hard plug of wax in the ear canal. In addition, high blood pressure and contractions of muscles in the ear can also cause tinnitus.
Chiropractic care for tinnitus
A chiropractor has knowledge of the autonomy of the auditory organ, nerves and brain. The chiropractor is concerned with proper flow of signals in the nerves by specifically stimulating the musculoskeletal system and spine. Stimulation conduction in the body is then brought back into balance and this provides relief from tinnitus.
As mentioned earlier, tinnitus is caused by damage in the ear, nerves and brain. Therefore, it is important to examine the spine using a scan. A personalized care plan will follow for you after reviewing the examination results. Care focuses on reducing tinnitus by improving communication between nerves and brain.
Phases of the care plan
The care consists of an intensive phase and a stabilization and prevention phase. Especially in the stabilization phase, communication with the nervous system and the brain is central. The prevention phase is the periodic maintenance. After care, the chiropractor provides advice on preventing and managing tinnitus.
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Do you have symptoms consistent with tinnitus and are curious about care by one of our chiropractors?
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