The important role that dental-related forces often play in the manifestation of tinnitus cannot be overstated. Proper function of the ear relies on a delicate balance between many structures — your teeth, various muscles, and the nerves of the ear and jaws. When there is no harmony between these body components a tinnitus condition can either be produced or made worse. Non-stop ringing or other noises, as well as throbbing and pain can result.
Most contemporary treatments for tinnitus overlook dental-related force problems such as bite force misalignment as a potential cause. This is a mistake that happens at the diagnostic level — if you aren’t looking for neuromuscular force imbalances, you’re not likely to find them. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Dr. Robison diagnoses patients fully aware that these kinds of imbalances can cause tinnitus and therefore must be detected if present. He understands that successful long-term tinnitus relief can be achieved only when those imbalances are corrected. At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center we use leading-edge technologies in our tinnitus treatment protocols that can restore balance.
Learn More About Tinnitus Treatment Options
At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center we use breakthrough protocols to treat the root causes behind tinnitus suffering. You may suffer with a simple bite force misalignment issue, or perhaps a more complex set of variables is working in tandem to cause your tinnitus. Regardless, our protocols are constructed in such a way as to produce lasting tinnitus relief — long-term results are always the goal.
You can review below some of the treatment protocols we use to treat tinnitus patients. All are FDA-approved treatment modalities that can really help you:
Manual massage techniques are an important part of our tinnitus treatments. Manipulating the sub-dermal pockets of painful tension can help to relieve pain and throbbing. Blood flow is increased through massage while inflammation is decreased.
Cranial Electrical Stimulation
Cranial Electrical Stimulation is employed with our tinnitus protocols. Low-level electrical signals penetrating the musculature can be extremely beneficial. The microcurrents interact with the bioelectricity in the body of the tinnitus sufferer to reduction pain frequency and intensity. Muscle spasms and referral pain are also reduced and nerve stimulation is promoted.
Ultrasound of the Muscles
Using an ultrasound device can make a big difference in your comfort level during rehabilitation from tinnitus or other chronic conditions. As an added benefit, ultrasound treatment is a warming sensation that generally feels peaceful and comfortable. However, this is no ordinary day at the spa! Using ultrasound helps to return normal circulation to sore and strained muscles that, along with bite force misalignments, can exacerbate a tinnitus condition.
Cold Laser Treatment
Dr. Robison also employs cold laser treatments to rehabilitate sore trigger points. Red red light photons, or infrared, can be beneficial treatment protocols for tinnitus sufferers and those with recurring headaches and migraines. Low-level applications of cold laser can reduce pain and inflammation while helping to reconnect the neurological pathways and speed the healing process.
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Orthotics
Neuromuscular rehabilitation orthotics are critical to the long-term success of all treatment protocols used at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center. A rehabilitation orthotic is a device placed in the mouth to retrain the bite forces — to return the muscles of the mouth and jaws to optimal resting positions. The muscles in the head, neck, teeth, mouth, jaws, etc., are all related to each other. Dysfunction in one may cause problems with another. Restoring harmony is made easier because use of the orthotic mouthpiece allows all of the progress made through the employment of other treatment modalities to be retained.
A Life Without Tinnitus Just Sounds Better
Our tinnitus treatments are designed with the idea that restoring total harmony through precisely equilibrated dental forces is the best way to achieve long-term positive results. Tinnitus conditions are clearly linked to the functional state of the head and neck muscles, facial muscles, your jaw, teeth, nerves, etc. However, an individual diagnosis can inform the doctor where these treatments can be more specifically targeted to address the needs of each unique patient. Treatment for your tinnitus can start soon after the initial diagnostic and examination protocols have been completed.
The root causes behind tinnitus are not the same for every patient. Therefore, each patient is provided a customized treatment course specific to their own unique tinnitus symptoms and diagnostic results. A full course of treatment for tinnitus is usually around 8 and 12 office visits. Call us today for more information and let’s end the noise together!
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