Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Tinnitus?

Most of us that suffer from tinnitus would be willing to try anything to get relief from those annoying sounds in our ears. However, if we don’t see any improvement once we have researched and experimented with all the well known treatments for ringing ears, we may start to feel a bit dejected. Once that state of mind sets in we may decide we have to just accept our fate and live with it, or we may choose to move on to more unconventional treatments as a last resort.

I believe chiropractic treatment would fall under the latter category since there is no clear connection between the spine, neck, and ears. Most of what a chiropractor does involves realigning the spine, working on joints, and dealing with soft tissue injuries that could have been caused by a car accident, playing sports, or in some cases regular routine tasks. The first chiropractor was Daniel Palmer of ¬†Davenport, Iowa. He had many professions before turning his attention to healing and manipulating the spine in 1895. Incredibly, one of his first patients was a man with very poor hearing who claimed that his condition was caused by a crack in his back. Palmer found a bulge in his back and manipulated his spine to correct the problem. The patient and Palmer claimed that the man’s hearing improved after that.

Chiropractors believe that the body is one big system with energy and one body part can affect any other body part.They also believe that most ailments can be treated and possibly cured without the use of expensive drugs that are promoted by large multinational corporations that are beholden to shareholders. Whether you believe in their methods or not, it may be worth the $50 to $100 cost of one treatment to explore this further. There are not many documented cases of chiropractors curing tinnitus, but what have you got to lose if you have tried everything else?

The practitioners at Champion chiropractic don’t claim to be able to cure your tinnitus, but they do believe that if you fix any noticeable problems with your spine and neck, you could see some improvement with your ringing ears, simply because your body no longer has to react to something that is out of sync. At the very least, the rest of your body will feel much better, especially if you also get a massage. They also feel that people are too quick to go to a medical doctor for any ailment where they are almost certain to be prescribed a medication that could cause side effects that are in many cases worse than the problem it is supposed to fix. They believe they can help most people with the exception of life threatening emergencies.