Tinnitus, or Ringing in the Ears, is Not a Condition; It is a Symptom of an Underlying Issue.
Tinnitus is the perception of noise in the form of roaring, whining or ringing in the ears. It can be constant or a more transient issue. Some tinnitus sufferers feel that its effects are amplified under stress. Tinnitus is also common when Vertigo, TMJ Pain, and Brain Fog are present.
Even though it is a common problem affecting about 1 in 5 people, that doesn’t make it normal. It’s important to remember that tinnitus is a symptom, not a condition. In other words, the problem is not your ears, but another area of your body. Tinnitus often stems from a misalignment or motion restriction in the upper cervical spine called a subluxation. This type of subluxation can impair nervous system function and put stress on the muscles surrounding the ear, making them hypertonic. This increased tension alters the sensory input to the nervous system and can result in a roaring, whining, ringing or clicking sound.
The most effective way to address tinnitus is to not attempt to treat the symptom, but by addressing the cause of the ringing – in this cause, a subluxation. The job of a chiropractor is to locate areas of subluxation and restore the alignment and proper motion of the spine through a series of precise, specific chiropractic adjustments. Once proper motion and spinal alignment are restored, the interference to the nervous system is removed, the tension in the muscles of the ear decreases and the sensory input returns to normal and the ringing stops.
If you are suffering from tinnitus or another auditory challenge and would like to find out if specific chiropractic care could help, please contact our office for more information or click here to make schedule a new patient appointment.