Tinnitus is a worrisome level of public health problem, there are several million people with tinnitus in Spain. Worldwide, approximately between 12 and 14% of the population of developed countries suffer from tinnitus, although it should be noted that not all go to an osteopath because their problem is solved alone or can support them perfectly.
What is tinnitus?
The tinnitus are noises in the ear or skull that the person perceives persistently in one or both ears. They do not come from outside noise, but the patient suffering from tinnitus only listen to it and are called subjective tinnitus.
They can occur at any age, sex or ethnicity variable indifferent and have a natural evolution with intensity fluctuation cycles.
Multidisciplinary treatment of tinnitus
Understanding of tinnitus increases day by day with therapies tailored to each case. The symptoms of tinnitus should be treated in a multidisciplinary way with osteopathy as the cornerstone of treatment with a holistic and therapies such as cognitive and behavioral therapy or relaxation therapy and hypnosis dentist.
Patients seeking consultation explain and demonstrate how the specialist medical team in tinnitus ORL, cardiologist, neurologist dentist or almost always give the same diagnosis and medication, why come to the consultation Osteopathy very disheartened.
Causes of tinnitus
Tinnitus is caused by a number of causes:
- Dysfunctions in the temporo-mandibular region and the cervical spine, which are connected directly via the auditory pathways.
- Otosclerosis, or rigidity of the middle ear bones.
- Causes of otologic origin.
- Neurological abnormalities.
- Dental diseases.
- Acoustic trauma.
- Overdose ototoxic medications such as anti - inflammatories, antidepressants, antimalarials or diuretics.
- Lack of blood supply.
Symptoms of tinnitus or tinnitus
The main symptoms of tinnitus are sleep disturbances, fatigue, sadness, irritability, loss of concentration and intense anxiety that interferes with hearing.
Osteopathic treatment for tinnitus
Osteopathy can attenuate or disappear symptoms of tinnitus. The result will depend on the patient and causes of tinnitus, so in the first session is very difficult to foretell the number of sessions required or the time required to improve each patient.
After an exhaustive exploration of the medical history of the patient is necessary to osteopathic examination to try to determine what the causes of tinnitus and proceed with carefully chosen techniques thanks to the results shown in the tests and eavesdropping by the osteopath. The stage of osteopathic diagnosis is the most important for therapeutic success.
In the next session the osteopath specialist reevaluate the state of tinnitus to further refine the diagnosis and treatment if they persist.