What’s that sound?
If you’ve ever been in a quiet room and heard a residual sound, the fancy term for that is Tinnitus.
Imagine a constant, unwelcome soundtrack playing only in your ears – that’s tinnitus. This phantom ringing, buzzing, or whooshing affects millions, from a whisper-faint hum in quiet rooms to a disruptive roar. While the cause can vary from loud noise exposure to ear infections, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.
If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from tinnitus, you’re probably on the lookout for anything that might help.
Chiropractic care has emerged as a potential treatment option for tinnitus. But does it work? The answer is, it’s complicated.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. It can be caused by a variety of things, including:
- Ear infections
- Exposure to loud noises for long periods of time
- Head or neck injuries from work, car accidents, or bad posture.
- Certain medications to name a few..
In most cases, the exact cause of tinnitus is unknown.
How Chiropractic Care at Kazio Might Help
Chiropractors believe that misalignment of the spine can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels, which can lead to a variety of health problems, including tinnitus. Through spinal adjustments, we aim to restore proper alignment and relieve pressure on these nerves and blood vessels.
There is some evidence that suggests chiropractic care may be helpful.. A small study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that chiropractic care improved tinnitus symptoms in some patients.
However, it’s important to note that more research is needed to confirm these findings.
What to Expect from Kaizo
If you’re considering chiropractic care for tinnitus, it’s important to talk to your doctor first. They can help you determine if chiropractic care is right for you and can also rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing it.
If you do decide to pay us a visit at any of our four locations across the DMV, be sure to schedule a FREE virtual consult with one of our doctors. We’ll start by asking you about your medical history and other questions related to your overall health and lifestyle.
Is Kaizo Right for You?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Our evidence-based care may be helpful for some people with tinnitus, but it’s not a cure-all. It’s important to weigh the risks and benefits before making the decision to work with us.
Other Treatment Options:
In addition to chiropractic care, there are several other treatments that may help with tinnitus. These include:
- Sound therapy
- Tinnitus retraining therapy.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
While there is limited evidence to definitively say whether chiropractic care can help tinnitus, it may be worth exploring if you’re looking for alternative treatment options. It’s important to talk to your doctor first and weigh the risks and benefits before making a decision.
We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or reach us directly at 240 766 0300
- American Tinnitus Association: https://www.ata.org/
- American Chiropractic Association: https://www.acatoday.org/