Can a chiropractor visit help for tinnitus relief?
I never wanted to accept that there is nothing wrong with me antomically and I have never given up the hope that there could be an easy fix for my tinnitus.
So when my holistic healer said that she thought I really should go and see a chirporactor to get some points of my spine back into place, the hope I had stuffed deep down rose up again very quickly.
I thought wow…maybe there are some things that need to be poped back into place and my life will be great again.
I went to see a recommended chiropractor
My first session was besides, that he informed me about all the vertebras out of place, not very successful. He worked mostly with spinal manipulation therapy, but for that you need to breath in deeply and then breath out deeply while relaxing the whole body.
As I am not a very relaxed person in general and since tinnitus is part of my life, I am even more tense. But being tense prevents the vertabras poping back into place.
He said that each vertabra is connected with different parts of the nervous system. On the picture you can see which ones were out of place and with which part of the nervous system they are connected. As I live in Peru, it is in Spanish…
C1 = brain, hypophysis, base of the skull, cheekbones, inner ear
C2= eyes, auditory nerve, paranasal sinuses
C3= cheek, outer ear, cheekbones, teeth
C4 = nose, lips, mouth, eustachian tube
C5 = vocal cords, neck glands
C6 = neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils
C7 = thyroid and paratiroides
T1 = armpits, wrists, hands, trachea, esophagus
T2 = heart, heart valves, coronary arteries
T3 = lungs, bronchi, chest, sinuses
T4 = gallblader, bile duct
T5 = liver, solar plexus
T6 = stomach, duodenum
T7 = pancreas, duodenum
T8 = spleen, aperture
T9 = adrenal glands
T10 = kidneys, adrenal, pituitary
T11 = kidneys, urethra
T12 = small intestine, lymphatic circulation
L1 = large intestine
L2 = appendix, pelvis, thighs, face
L3 = reproductive organs, uterus, bladder, knee
L4 = prostate, dorsal muscles, sciatic nerve
L5 = legs, ankles, feet
In total it took me 5 sessions to get everything back to where it belongs. I realized that it was much easier to keep a straight posture and that some back tention has been gone since then. It is nice, but not really the outcome I was looking for.
He then said that he still can feel something up in the cervical spine, but that he won´t fix it as it is very critical. He had worked at a clinic before specialized on back injuries and he said that other chiropractors fixed problems on the cervical spine AND healed the tinnitus for some people but for others it got worse.
That is why he doesn´t do it, he says it could make it better or so much worse. Of course now I am intrigued, should I go and find another chiropractor who fixes problems on the cervical spine? On the other side I am scared, what if the tinnitus gets even worse?!And of course you have to consider the different reasons why people have tinnitus, so not for everybody every treatment works. If there is no anatomical cause for my tinnitus, that has been confirmed by x-rays, ultrasound and MRI check-ups. so I am wondering: How would that help?
I haven´t decided yet how I will go on from here, but I will keep you up to date!