Tinnitus Diagnosis at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center
Tinnitus diagnosis is frequently followed by provider statements like, ‘there’s nothing we can really do for you at this time’. Many doctors do not have a firm understanding of tinnitus and many patients aren’t able to describe their tinnitus. Root causes for tinnitus can be difficult to impossible to pinpoint.
If you’ve been diagnosed and treated for tinnitus elsewhere but nothing has changed, bite force issues may be involved. Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center’s can tell you if this is the case. If bite force issues are involved, certain neuromuscular rehabilitation protocols may relieve or even eliminate the tinnitus but the diagnostic approach must be different.
A New Approach to Tinnitus Diagnosis
At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center we perform a series of painless procedures to expose the root causes of your tinnitus condition:
Tinnitus is a condition that may wax and wane for some, but some unfortunate others experience constant noise. Tinnitus is either objective or subjective and can be caused by a wide variety of things, particularly neuromuscular force imbalances within the Dentomandibular Complex. Dr. Robison checks for this during your diagnostic exam in multiple ways. He will review your medical history to gain a better understanding of what variables — i.e., any traumatic incidents like accidents and sports injuries, blows to the head, etc. — may have played a part in the onset of your tinnitus.
Though many tinnitus sufferers don’t know they can be linked, many report such things as chronic daily headaches, migraines or chronic head and neck tension. There is a perfectly good reason for this — the forces of the head, neck, and mouth are all interconnected and any dysfunctions in one body part can affect others adversely.
Dr. Robison will talk to you about your headache history — the types of headaches or migraines you’ve experienced in the past, their durations, and intensity — as he tried to determine how your headache or migraine pain may be connected to the tinnitus condition.
The neuromuscular forces of the mouth, jaw, and face are all directly linked to your ears. We know that force imbalances in any of these can lead to pain and even tinnitus. So, understanding those neuromuscular relationships and measuring dysfunction is paramount to treating a tinnitus condition.
Bite force analysis — literally, measurement of the forces in the mouth on a tooth-by-tooth basis — is how neuromuscular dentists precisely measure force relationships. These measurements tell a very specific kind of story. If the force relationships are explored and dysfunction is properly measured, neuromuscular rehabilitation directed to the right areas can relieve or sometimes totally eliminate the tinnitus condition.
Range of motion analysis is another indispensable tool in the effort to measure force problems within the head, neck and jaws. When Dr. Robison diagnoses your tinnitus condition and any related pain, range of motion limitations help inform the diagnosis AND the treatment.
Limited range of motion is a frequently reported problem among those who suffer with tinnitus. Range of motion limitations, if present, can be precisely measured Dr. Robison and his highly-trained staff. Once your range of motion limitations and their causes are known, Dr. Robison can direct treatment to focus on the right areas while treating your tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a condition where neuromuscular force issues may be contributing to the noises you experience. There may be areas of muscle stiffness and fatigue that need additional treatment during the in-office treatment sessions. Trigger points can even cause tension headaches or make tinnitus worse. Muscle exams are performed on all tinnitus patients we see because knowing where the problems are can only help us produce more successful tinnitus treatment outcomes.
Dr. Robison palpates the muscles of the head and neck to identify any present trigger points. These areas will receive additional rehabilitation attention during your visits to our office.
At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center we approach tinnitus diagnosis differently. We carefully review your pain history, locate neuromuscular force imbalances through direct examination, and pinpoint the trigger points involved in persistent tinnitus.
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Comprehensive diagnosis at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center is the first step in choosing the appropriate tinnitus treatments that could end the noise for good. Are you ready for tinnitus treatment that can make a big difference?