Tinnitus is a strange condition which can be either subjective or objective. Objective Tinnitus is when you and the doctor can both hear the noise coming from within the ear. Subjective Tinnitus can only be heard by the sufferer.
When it comes to subjective tinnitus, the noises may be a result of neuromuscular force imbalances that have caused muscles to be overworked and strained. Bite force misalignment may be present and the causes may include trauma to the head or the ears.
Eliminating the force problems associated with bite misalignment has proven effective for many who experience tinnitus. If you tried conventional treatments without success then bite force issues would be a logical place to look.
At Connecticut Headache & Migraine Relief Center we treat tinnitus both when it is the predominant condition and when it accompanies others (i.e., headaches, migraines, TMJ, etc.). We do not treat tinnitus with drugs or surgical procedures. If we diagnose you as having neuromuscular force imbalances then we can offer rehabilitation options that may help to resolve the tinnitus long-term.
Tinnitus Treatments Offered at CHMRC
CHMRC’s tinnitus treatment modalities represent a new approach to dealing with auditory anomalies. Tinnitus treatment should be focused on root causes — not the suppression of symptoms. Therefore, we suggest a handful of tinnitus treatment protocols rooted in neuromuscular rehabilitation to be used in conjunction with each other — and they may produce better results than symptom-based treatments:
Manual massage is an excellent way to manipulate those sub-dermal pockets of tension in the muscles of the head, neck, face and shoulders — called trigger points — and rehabilitate the body to health and wellness. Sore and strained muscles absolutely must be handled for chronic head and neck tension to cease.
Manual massage is a pleasant experience, which helps! Rehabilitating the muscles in this way is a frequent “favorite” modality here at CHMRC. Nothing wrong with getting chronic tension treatments that make you feel as if you are in a day spa:-)
Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) is a powerful tool for neuromuscular rehabilitation and most chronic head and neck tension patients will receive this form of treatment. Low-level electrical currents penetrate the the muscles and a microcurrent with a unique waveform is introduced. The current interacts with the body’s bioelectricity to reduce pain, inflammation, and of course tension.
Electric stim has other positives. The electrical signals can drastically reduce muscle spasms in chronic tension patients — they loosen the muscles so they can perform their natural function. Referral pain is also minimized and nerve stimulation encouraged.
Ultrasound is a modality we use to deliver sound waves to the muscles of our chronic head and neck tension patients. There is no pain or noise with this rehabilitation tool, even though sound waves are used. Ultrasound is both gentle and warming, in fact, and this form of treatment really does feel good!
Ultrasound may feel great to receive, but it is very effective for use in chronic head and neck tension treatment plans. The beneficial sound waves that penetrate strained muscle tissue can restore your circulation and increase your blood flow to promote healing.
Cold laser is also very beneficial and we use it at CHMRC to treat patients with chronic tension. Cold laser allows us to break up knotty trigger points in the muscles to eliminate the soreness and stiffness that contribute to chronic tension conditions that persist. Cold laser devices emit red light photons which act on the hard and soft tissues of your body to speed up the healing process. They also reduce pain and inflammation. while aiding on the reconnecting of neurological pathways.
Chronic head and neck tension problems are frequently rooted in the neuromuscular force imbalances found in the mouth. It almost seems counter-intuitive that neck and shoulder pain — and chronic tension of the muscles in these areas — would have anything to do with your dental forces. In fact, they DO.
Whenever the neuromuscular forces of the mouth are severely disrupted, pain-free muscular function is no longer possible without taking steps to eliminate the root cause. Altering the resting positions of the muscles with rehabilitation orthotics can accomplish the goal by restoring balance and harmony. Using an orthotic device with other beneficial treatment modalities can literally bring you back to the life you had before — one without chronic head and neck tension or pain.
At Connecticut Headache & Migraine Relief Center we’re ready to diagnose you for neuromuscular force problems and, if appropriate, offer you a pioneering approach to tinnitus treatment to resolve your tinnitus suffering.
Dr. Anzalone and the CHMRC staff will start with a series of tinnitus diagnostics and a thorough examination of your past history with tinnitus. Other past health issues are also explored. We will take digital measurements of you bite force distributions, plot your range of motion debilitation, and palpate your muscles to identify points of neuromuscular stress than might require rehabilitation.
Once we understand the bigger picture, YOU will know what we know. Dr. Anzalone will then customize a tinnitus treatment plan for you. Are you ready to enjoy the sweet sound of silence? CHMRC may be just what you need.
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