Tinnitus Treatments — Drugs Are Not an Option
Tinnitus is a condition experienced by many, but for the vast majority of sufferers it isn’t likely to subside without tinnitus treatments. It must also be understood that there are times when tinnitus cannot be rehabilitated, and that hearing loss or impairment may be permanent. Currently there are no known medications for tinnitus treatment, and no drug has been proven effective in treating tinnitus. For this reason, drugs are not commonly used in tinnitus treatment.
Other Tinnitus Treatments Are Available
Talk Therapy is one of the most common treatments available, and if you have tinnitus you may already have tried this kind of therapy. There are some positive results for this type of tinnitus therapy, but the results are not consistent. Sometimes it just doesn’t work.
However, there are some newer tinnitus treatment protocols that can work for many sufferers. At The Tyler Headache Center we firmly believe that tinnitus treatments stand a better a chance of providing long lasting or permanent relief to the sufferer if they involve targeting the root causes of tinnitus — NOT just the symptoms. Because tinnitus suffering is often linked to neurological distress, it would seem logical that any treatment protocols used in mitigating the symptoms of tinnitus be specifically focused on rehabilitating areas of neuromuscular distress in the Stomatognathic System.
Tyler Headache Center is one of only a select few practices in the U.S. (currently less than 300) that have the diagnostic protocols necessary for exposing neuromuscular force imbalances within the Stomatognathic System. These forces can exacerbate or directly cause tinnitus symptoms.
While all tinnitus sufferers would like their tinnitus symptoms to be under permanent control, it is an admittedly difficult thing to achieve. It IS possible to be free of tinnitus symptoms, though, and the treatment protocols we use here at the Center are geared to do just that.
Tinnitus Treatment: Tyler Headache Center’s Approach
The root causes for tinnitus tend to vary widely from one patient to the next. For this reason all of our patients are given a customized treatment course unique to their tinnitus diagnosis. A normal course of treatment for tinnitus is usually about 12 weeks in length but the time length can vary based on severity and progress. Treatment visits usually occur a week and each session is around 50 minutes in length.
Treatment for tinnitus may include, but not be limited to the following therapeutic modalities:
Manual Manipulation — increases blood flow, breaks up knots, decreases pain/inflammation.
Ultrasound — increases blood flow and heat to improve circulation in sore & strained muscles.
Electrical Stimulation — reduces muscle spasms & referral pain while stimulating the nerves.
Cold Laser — further reduces pain & inflammation and rehabilitates neurological pathways.
Neuromuscular rehabilitation is a viable way to tackle tinnitus problems if other therapies have not produced results. It has worked for many tinnitus sufferers, and it certainly hase the potential to work for you if there are neuromuscular force problems causing the tinnitus manifestations.
The time it can take to experience tinnitus relief depends on various factors, including the unique diagnosis of the patient and the severity of the symptoms. Some patients may experience a reduction in auditory anomalies and frequency as soon as the first treatment session concludes. Realistically, getting tinnitus relief may take more time and more treatment sessions.
We’re standing by at The Tyler Headache Center to help you get your tinnitus under control!