Nine years ago I began experiencing a peculiar ringing sound in my ear. It was faint, but high-pitched. I wouldn’t really notice it unless I was in a silent room.
It wasn’t awful; just persistent. Cracking a window or turning on a fan easily drowned out the noise. But I always wondered what was causing it, and what could be done to help.
Later on, I began receiving a specialized form of chiropractic adjustment known as Upper Cervical Care. I started to notice an interesting trend… Soon after each of my adjustments, the ringing in my ear settled down. I could sit in a completely silent room and actually enjoy the silence!
So I did some research and found the results of a German study in the International Tinnitus Journal saying that tinnitus is a symptom of injury to the upper cervical spine. According to their research, tinnitus can disappear after “operative correction and stabilization of the articular geometry.”
Wordy, I know. In a way, they’re suggesting that when the head is properly balanced or realigned with the neck, ringing of the ears can be fixed… After experiencing it first hand through Upper Cervical chiropractic care, I realized how right they were!
Since that time, I’ve watched a number of tinnitus patients improve under care. While not every type of “ear ringing” has an origin in the neck, Upper Cervical Care is a painless procedure that shows promise, and may prove to be an effective alternative to medication and surgery.
Do Vitamins Provide Tinnitus Relief?
It’s worth noting that in a 1993 study from the American Journal of Otolaryngology, people with tinnitus and hearing loss had a statistically greater Vitamin B-12 deficiency than people with only hearing loss. Taking Vitamin B-12 supplements reduced tinnitus symptoms in some of the study participants. Here’s a good Vitamin B-12 supplement.