Tinnitus is a very annoying disorder with almost unknown causes.
It presents with hissing, buzzing, rustling perceived in the ear canal, continuously and persistently .
It can be a psychosomatic manifestation of stress , or depend on blood pressure, or on the increase in levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that forms bonds between neurons.
Cervical disorders, disc compressions, muscle tension in the neck can also represent a plausible cause of the onset of tinnitus.
Let’s see better which mechanics is put in place to cause such a disturbance .
Tinnitus and Cervical: Relations
Recent studies have highlighted an important incidence between trauma to the cervical and tinnitus, especially after accidents with the so-called “whiplash” .
Even if the nerves connected to the cervical portion of the spinal column are not directly related to the auditory nerve , we are studying which relationships can still be established indirectly and cause damage to the auditory system and consequently manifestations of tinnitus.
In fact , some spinal injuries can cause the pressure of the fluids in the ear labyrinth to change and cause the onset of rustling, hissing or buzzing.
Muscle inflammation , with stiffening and consequent incorrect postures that can cause a modification of the cranio-cervical structure are also a subject of study in case of tinnitus.
Once the relationship between the ear disorder and the trauma to the cervical portion has been established, the pathology is indicated with the term “cervical tinnitus “.
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Cervical Tinnitus: Remedies
In case of cervical tinnitus , caused by trauma such as whiplash or inflammation of the muscles, it is possible to intervene to reduce and eliminate the presence of tinnitus.
The figure most indicated in these cases is that of the physiotherapist who, after a correct postural diagnosis, will be able to apply the most appropriate protocols.
In fact , it is not enough to intervene with localized manipulations , but stimulations of another nature may be necessary, with more or less long frequency waves to de- inflammation the part such as for example tecar therapy , before putting one’s hand on it.
We can combine physiotherapy practices with the intake of natural anti-inflammatory remedies , such as dry turmeric extract and dry ginger extract .
The dry extract of boswellia and glucosamine also act on the muscles and joints, exerting a decongestant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action.