Chiropractor Questions Tinnitus

Tinnitus and chiropractic care? Really?

My recent car accident caused me to get whiplash, and now I have almost a constant ringing in my ears. At first I didn't say anything to my doctor, but now that I have said something, he told me this ringing is tinnitus. He wants me to consider getting chiropractic are for tinnitus, but it seems too out there. How can a chiropractor help my tinnitus?

14 Answers

Chiropractic adjustments to the upper cervical spine can reduce and sometimes eliminate tinnitus due to the direct relationship to the nerves in the ear.
Chiropractic first was developed because of inner ear problem and deafness. After the very first adjustment the hearing was restored. We reset the nervous system of the body and that will help with every organ and system of the body.
By normalizing nerve supply
Chiropractic can benefit some patients that are suffering with tinnitus. The upper cervical spine, which is your neck, is associated with nerves that can affect you, especially after a car accident causing a whiplash.

Dr. Mary Jean Negri
There could be a pinched nerve in the neck cause by the trauma from the car accident. Chiropractic can release the pressure on the nerve.
Tinnitus caused by trauma like accidents can be common. Muscle strain of the neck can translate up to the ear canal, where many of he muscles attach beneath, causing dizziness, tinnitus, headache, etc. Chiropractic helps to relieve that tension and strain with care which may help reduce the symptoms in your ear.

Vishal K. Verma, DC, CCSP
In order to understand how chiropractic can help you have to understand what happens during a whiplash injury. First the head and neck go in one direction and suddenly stop and then snaps in the other direction. This shaking can rip or tear ligament. It can shift or damage bone alignment. It can also negatively impact nerve impulses in the area. This trauma can cause all sorts of symptoms ranging from: concussion, head-aches, neck stiffness, sharp or shooting pains into the arms, numbness or tingling, and and even tinnitus. Chiropractic care can help to stabilize the neck by realigning the bones in the right position. This may help to balance irregular nerve impulses which may be creating the tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be caused by a problem in the neck or from injury to the brain following whiplash. Consider seeing a Chiropractic Neurologist. has a doctor locator.
Not that I know of. I haven't seen any research to show chiropractic care can help tinnitus. But I guarantee you can find a chiropractor who says they can help. My advice would be to stay away from such a chiropractor. And, of course, I'm a chiropractor.
Chiropractic can help tinnitus by checking the spinal column to make sure the vertebrae is lined up. If there is a mallignment of any of the nerves in the neck that will put pressure on the nerve that goes to you inner ear which most of the time causes tinnitus

Mark Klezmer, DC, CCSP, CCST, FIAMA Sent from my iPhone
Tinnitus can be a stubborn and tricky condition to treat. I have had success with treating tinnitus in my practice after whiplash type injuries. I have also had other patients with tinnitus that do not respond to Chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic care is a great option for whiplash trauma in general, so I recommend trying it.
Yes, indeed. There are many documented cases of tinnitus improving with chiropractic care.
Good luck!
First off, there is no medical cure for tinnitus, so why not try chiropractic, which is a non-invasive treatment that comes with benefits like increase in immunity? Tinnitus is usually a symptom of injury to spinal joints and temperomandibular joint of the jaw of TMJ. These two can be corrected with chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work. Another thing to remember that tinnitus can possibly be due to a vitamin B deficiency as well as caused by certain medications you may be taking. A good chiropractor knows to assess you for all of these possibilities.