The timeless story of
the first chiropractic adjustment by DD Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, details
the hearing return of a deaf janitor after spinal manipulation.
(1) So interesting! Today’s research reports
help describe and corroborate the connection
of hearing and cervical spine pain issues. Most Chiropractic Clinic hears reports
of improvement in Murfreesboro chiropractic patients for seemingly unrelated things that brought them
into Most Chiropractic Clinic for chiropractic care. Patients are elated!
Most Chiropractic Clinic is ecstatic for them. Let’s study this side-effect of hearing loss improvement after
chiropractic spinal manipulation.
THE HEARING AND CERVICAL SPINE CONNECTION
Hearing loss is not that unusual with
cervical spine problems. The association
of cervical spine and hearing has been presented in
the medical literature for decades. In
1994, one author gave an idea of the
existence of a “vertebragenic hearing disorder” that accompanies
with tinnitus, a feeling of ear pressure, otalgia and deafness due to
functional deficit of the upper cervical spine. He attached conditions
like cervical vertigo and hearing disorders in 15% of patients with cervical
spine issues and hearing losses of 5 to 25 decibels in 40% of them. (2)
Murfreesboro chiropractic patients recount such conditions
occasionally, so Most Chiropractic Clinic is not shocked
Cervical spine issues can affect ear vessels and/or nerves causing hearing loss, vertigo or tinnitus. Cervical spine
injuries can produce pain and limits in range of motion. The
chance of hearing loss in patients with limited
left rotation ability is high. Such hearing loss after a cervical spine injury
is more usual in men. (3) Additionally, there is indication
of interaction between the somatosensory and auditory brainstem structures, a
pathway linking the cervical spine to hearing function.
Researchers are seeking ways to define the
pathway and understand better how spinal nerves like those of C2 (the second
cervical spine segment) have an effect on auditory responses (hearing).
They have found projections from C2 dorsal root ganglion extending
to the cochlear nucleus. (4) Patients who have Kimmerle’s anomaly – an
anatomical variant of the first cervical segment (C1) – often
have chronic tension-type headaches and
neurosensory-type hearing loss. (5) What does this say about the
connection between hearing and the cervical spine? A connection. Most Chiropractic Clinic
considers this when treating Murfreesboro cervical spine pain
patients who have a hearing loss or deficit.
CHIROPRACTIC HELP FOR Murfreesboro HEARING LOSS
RELATED TO CERVICAL SPINE ISSUES
Since that first chiropractic adjustment in 1895,
chiropractic has documented improvement for more patients
with hearing issues. A study of 90 patients who experienced cervicogenic
sudden hearing loss recorded that those who had
chiropractic treatment in addition to routine medical care bettered
their hearing and alleviated their neck pain effectively
after 10 days of care. (6) A case of hearing loss and tinnitus associated with cervicogenic neck pain in a female patient whose hearing and tinnitus
were improved after undergoing chiropractic spinal manipulation
treatment. On a scale of 0 (no problem) to 10 (complete impairment), she graded
her issues a 7 at the start of care and a 1 at
the conclusion of 5 months of care. An audiogram was normal, too. (7)
These are gratifying outcomes that Murfreesboro
hearing loss patients could accept! Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready
for the chance to help!
CONSIDER Most Chiropractic Clinic FOR RELIEF
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about how Cox Technic eases cervical spine related
neck pain and shoulder pain.
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to experience how Most Chiropractic Clinic may help relieve
cervical spine problems, neck pain and even possibly
cervical spine related hearing loss.
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