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Chiropractic Care for Tinnitus


If you’ve ever been bothered by a high-pitched ringing in your ears, you’re aware of how tinnitus can affect your quality of life. While there are various aspects to consider when it comes to tinnitus, one thing is certain about this condition: living with it is exceedingly frustrating.

Finding an effective treatment for tinnitus can be difficult. In this article, we will look at what tinnitus is, what causes it to occur, and how chiropractic care may be able to provide you with relief. Continue reading below to learn more and find out how scheduling an appointment with Harlan Chiropractic & Acupuncture can help relieve your tinnitus-related symptoms.

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a neurological condition in which the inner ear perceives noise or ringing in an abnormal or chronic manner. Tinnitus affects between 15% and 20% of adults in the United States, and although it is seldom linked to a significant medical condition, it is typically a sign of an underlying issue (i.e., vertigo, age-related hearing loss, TMJ).

Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of reasons.

  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Earwax blockage
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Inner ear damage
  • Head or neck injury
  • Acoustic neuroma

Tinnitus usually affects one ear, although it might affect both depending on the situation. While many patients find it challenging to establish consistent patterns in their experiences with tinnitus, most describe hearing a high-pitched ringing, whooshing, buzzing, or humming sounds.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help Tinnitus?

Because a misalignment in the upper cervical spine can put pressure on the craniofacial nerve centers in and around the inner ear, tinnitus frequently arises as a result of back or spine problems. As a result, signals that move back and forth between the body and the brain are interfered with, causing a ringing or buzzing sensation in the inner ear.

Tinnitus treatment works by restoring the natural alignment of the upper cervical spine to alleviate any pressure interfering with inner ear neuronal function by realigning misplaced vertebrae. Small, precise upper cervical adjustments allow the brain-to-body communication to be re-established so that the body can begin to mend and repair itself. The goal of tinnitus chiropractic care is to make fewer adjustments over time until the upper cervical area is strong enough to maintain its alignment on its own.

Find Tinnitus Relief at Harlan Chiropractic & Acupuncture

While chiropractic care isn’t the first thing that many people think of when it comes to tinnitus, seeking help from a qualified chiropractor may be able to provide you with the symptom relief you deserve.

At Harlan Chiropractic & Acupuncture, nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of you and your family. Dr. Chris Harlan and the rest of the team are dedicated to providing you with the tinnitus treatment you deserve and a customized treatment plan for you and your lifestyle.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with tinnitus and tried everything to get that annoying ringing out of your ears, contact Harlan Chiropractic & Acupuncture today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help.

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