The timeless account of
the first chiropractic adjustment by DD Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, involves
the hearing restoration of a deaf janitor after spinal manipulation.
(1) So interesting! Today’s research studies
help clarify and corroborate the connection
of hearing and cervical spine pain issues. Hollstrom & Associates Inc hears stories
of improvement in Largo chiropractic patients for issues not
always related to the issue that brought them
into Hollstrom & Associates Inc for chiropractic care. Patients are thrilled!
Hollstrom & Associates Inc is pleased for them. Let’s consider this side-effect of hearing loss improvement after
chiropractic spinal manipulation.
THE HEARING AND CERVICAL SPINE CONNECTION
Hearing loss is not that rare with
cervical spine problems. The association
of cervical spine and hearing has been considered in
the medical publications for years and years. In
1994, one author gave a discussion 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)
Largo chiropractic patients report such conditions
occasionally, so Hollstrom & Associates Inc is not shocked
Cervical spine issues can affect ear vessels and/or nerves resulting
in hearing loss, vertigo or tinnitus. Cervical spine
injuries can produce pain and limits in range of motion. The
possibility 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 joining the cervical spine to hearing function.
Researchers are working to describe 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 modification of the first cervical segment (C1) – often
suffer with chronic tension-type headaches and
neurosensory-type hearing loss. (5) What does this indicate about the
connection between hearing and the cervical spine? A connection. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
considers this when caring for Largo cervical spine pain
patients who have a hearing loss or deficit.
CHIROPRACTIC HELP FOR Largo HEARING LOSS
RELATED TO CERVICAL SPINE ISSUES
Since that first chiropractic adjustment in 1895,
chiropractic has recorded improvement for more cases of 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 eased their neck pain effectively
after 10 days of care. (6) A case of hearing loss and tinnitus linked
to 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 Largo
hearing loss patients could welcome! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is prepared
for the opportunity to help!
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