January 12, 2009

Tinnitus Whiplash

If you are a victim of a vehicular accident then most likely, you’re now suffering form an annoying condition known as tinnitus whiplash.

Whiplash injury occurs when the neck is forcibly bended forward and then backward, or vice versa. This type injury generally entails the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in the neck. The cervico-encephalic syndrome of whiplash injury is the most common. The symptoms include severe pain on the nape, vertigo, unsteadiness sensation, blurred vision, difficulties for concentrating and thinking, and tinnitus.

Tinnitus is the humming, buzzing, roaring, hissing, whistling or ringing in the ears. Although sometimes, only one ear is affected and there are also instances wherein the sound perception is entirely inside the head and without external source. There are many causes for tinnitus – ototoxic drugs, earwax build-up, age-related hearing loss, congenital ear defects, exposure to loud noises, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), Meniere’s Disease, and tinnitus whiplash.

They may be many causes for tinnitus but today, there are also many available tinnitus remedies to ease up the feeling of irritation and distress from the condition. Prescription drugs are available as well as homeopathic tinnitus treatments. Even alternative medicine such as acupuncture and hypnosis are said to provide tinnitus relief. However, it would be wise if you seek medical advice from your doctor before taking any tinnitus remedy since it may aggravate other symptoms brought about by the whiplash injury.

Tinnitus can indeed be very disruptive to your daily life. It can affect your ability to concentrate and think clearly. It also common among tinnitus sufferers such conditions like depression and insomnia. And for someone who just survived a car accident, the stress is even more compounded with tinnitus whiplash. After 6 weeks since the date of the accident and you’re still suffering from this condition, then it is safe to assume that the condition was a result of the accident.

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