That awful ringing or hissing sound in the ears affects more than 10% of the US population. It is extremely common in veterans due to loud exposure of noise in their military careers and it affects many others as well. At some point in most people’s lives, they might be able to hear it if they are in a quiet room, and for others it comes on as a temporary sound and then goes away. Another reason for experiencing tinnitus is due to a whiplash injury after a car accident. Whiplash and tinnitus often go hand in hand.
Studies have shown that an auto accident as slow as 8mph can cause around 4.5g of neck acceleration. This causes sprain and strain injuries in the neck and creates a series of other injuries that are unseen. These can include conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, anxiety, depression and also tinnitus.
The effect of any crash on the body can cause the brain to bruise as it is slammed against the side of the skull. This forms concussion and should certainly be addressed by a medical professional as soon as possible. But of course an accident isn’t the only way to get concussion.
The interesting thing is that the effects of whiplash and this concussion generate similar symptoms as described above. For example a 2015 study addressed this concussion and a manual manipulation was performed. The treatment helped the patients improve their condition.
In a similar way, patients who have experienced whiplash often get treatment for chiropractic and this helps them to heal properly and appropriately. Because there are symptoms associated with both conditions (and it can be said that whiplash and concussion are often common in an accident anyway), this treatment helps to reduce pain and may also reduce the effects of tinnitus as well.
At Audubon Park Chiropractic, we treat many people for auto accident injuries with great success. We’ve also helped tinnitus sufferers too, and while there is no known cure for tinnitus, everyone does react in different ways and we have seen the reduction in the sounds in many people. If you’ve been in an accident and have whiplash and tinnitus, why not see if we can help and get you feeling better again.
If you are suffering from pain, do not hesitate in contacting us today. We are walk in friendly and would love to help you out of pain. Call today (509) 327-4049 or simply walk in and we will help you.