An upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City provides natural relief for patients with various health issues. Ringing in the ears or tinnitus is a prevalent problem in the USA. Approximately 15% of the population suffers from this symptom. In most cases, those who experienced trauma to the head or neck are most likely to have this particular problem.
When people sense an interruption to the sound waves that travel in their ear canal, it causes tinnitus symptoms. Sound waves that enter the ear would vibrate against three small bones within the inner ear. It causes the fluids that are inside the ear to move. Thus, it would send messages to the brain. Excessive ear wax or a tumor may be the cause of the interference to this process. However, there are other causes too.
It may surprise you to hear that some inner ear issues originate in the upper neck. Surprisingly, internal ear issues often arise in the upper neck. One such source of the problem would be a misalignment in the spine’s topmost vertebrae, particularly the atlas (C1) or axis (C2).
A Doppler ultrasound can measure the blood flow in the ear that comes from the vertebral arteries. These particular arteries run through the neck bones. If there is a slight shift out of proper alignment in any of these two vertebrae, it would potentially disrupt the ears' adequate blood flow. If there are varying blood flow levels present in your ears, it will develop into tinnitus symptoms.
Finding relief for tinnitus can be very challenging. Why? It is because the first thing that most doctors would offer would be medication. However, this does not address the underlying cause of the problem. If misalignment of the upper spine may be the underlying reason for causing tinnitus, then it needs to be fixed.
Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on correcting misalignments in the top vertebrae of the upper cervical spine. Upper cervical chiropractors use a precise and gentle technique that realigns the spinal subluxation and encourages it to move back into the proper position naturally. As a result, once corrected, healthy blood flow to the ears will resume. The body also usually heals. Thus, it would result in significant improvement and eventual complete resolution of tinnitus.Give us a call at (650) 595-0500 or accomplish our contact form if you’re interested in getting natural and lasting relief with an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City soon.