Chiropractic and Tinnitus

Tinnitus is most commonly known as a chronic ringing of the ears, but it can also include any abnormal, recurring noise perceived by the inner ear. Between 15% and 20% of US adults deal with tinnitus on a regular basis, and many are left searching for relief from this frustrating condition. While there is currently no official cure for tinnitus, a number of things can be done to improve the condition. One of which is chiropractic care. Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic are conveniently located in Charlotte and are available to help you overcome the challenges of living with tinnitus. Read on to learn more about how they can help.

Causes of Tinnitus

It’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause of tinnitus, but doctors and researchers have found some commonalities in people who deal with this condition. It’s rarely indicative of a serious medical issue, but it is often linked to underlying conditions. The following causes are commonly cited for or connected to tinnitus:

  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Vertigo
  • TMJ
  • Hearing loss (most commonly age-related)
  • Head or neck injury
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Earwax blockage
  • Inner ear damage
  • Certain medications
  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Acoustic neuroma

In many cases, addressing the root cause of tinnitus can help alleviate the symptoms of the condition. But sometimes, no other condition is related to tinnitus, and it is instead linked to the health of the spine.

Chiropractic Care for Tinnitus

Chiropractic care addresses the alignment of the spine and how it impacts the function of the central nervous system. While it’s true that chiropractors can help with neck pain, back pain, and headaches, they can also improve many other issues that seem unrelated to the spine, all due to the way the central nervous system functions.

Your spinal cord runs through your spine, and it is an essential component of the central nervous system. Your spinal cord is the information highway through which all the messages from the brain travel. These messages tell the rest of your body’s systems how to function and what to do. When a person has a spinal misalignment, one or more of their vertebrae is shifted or twisted. This bone puts pressure on the spinal cord, impeding the transmission of those messages from the brain. This brings about dysfunction across the body, resulting in pain, illness, symptoms, and more.

A chiropractor like Dr. Grant Lisetor will do an extensive evaluation of your spine, looking for misalignments. Dr. Grant will then adjust your spine, restoring proper alignment and improving the communication between the brain and body across the spinal cord. This brings about optimal function of all bodily systems, including the inner ear, which is associated with tinnitus.

Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte

The team at Greater Life Chiropractic loves to help those in their community achieve better health and a greater life. They are passionate about educating their friends and neighbors about the many benefits of chiropractic care, including helping those with tinnitus. If you or someone you love needs chiropractic care for better health, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor in Charlotte and schedule an appointment today.


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