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Pattig

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Picasso and others.
I have recently found some relief and am so unbelievable hopeful for full healing from H. I have been working with an extremely informative physiatrist. (Physiatrists also treat people who require long-term rehabilitation due to such conditions as: Musculoskeletal disorders)
Under his care I receive occipital nerve blocks under ultrasound/x-ray guidance). As long as I do not use/turn my neck & head in certain ways or more than a quick slow movement, I have experienced a fair degree of improvement with H along with other occipital nerve issues from my whiplash injuries. When discussing this with the physiatrist on several occasions, it led him to the thought of an upper Cervical chiropractor ( http://ucc-ny.com ). I was able to get into the one he reccomended that same day. Long story short...The UCC is confident he can along with continued PT, massage therapy and occipital nerve blocks, resolve my upper cervical issues. He was able to pinpoint my injured/painful areas in the first visit and show me with his hands on his head, neck and shoulders where I was hurt and verbally explain in terms I could understand why and what was going on. I was SPEECHLESS b/c he was taking the description of how I feel and what I thought was happening right out of my mouth. He was very fair to say that we will have to wait and see on the H. However, I have experienced a fair degree of improvement in just 1 day.
I am most definitely not saying this is a cure for anyone. Yet I know that that there are others out there with the whiplash induced H that seem to feel that if someone could just figure out their neck, that the H among other things could actually be resolved. This is just another avenue for some of you to explore.
Please feel free to email me if any has any more detailed questions. I go again today πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.
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This is very encouraging news for you Patti. Continue to be such a great "self-starter" and explore the many ways one can work with, in helping to overcome their auditory issues. Let's ALL remember, there is NOT just ONE way to receive the Net Effect of Wholeness, Health & Healing.

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cactus

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Very interesting story, I really hope you continue to improve. The link between hyperacusis and tension in the muscles/joints etc of the face/jaw/neck/back/shoulder is an interesting one. I've heard people who have had noise induced H, but experienced increasing muscle tension in those areas as well as a result of it. Others seem to have gotten H via whiplash, blows to the jaw etc. and sometimes experience exacerbation through noise. Many have even noticed the muscle tension and related jaw and ear pain reduced through pink noise...

It seems to indicate that there is some sort of connection, a feedback loop of sorts, in which the auditory nerve system is somehow irritated/confused (either by loud noise or by a sudden blow in that area), and the nerve/H-issues trigger tension in the adjacent area, and the tension in turn exacerbates the issues with the nerves/H. Combine this with the psychosomatic symptoms such as TTTS and hypersensitive nervous system and avoidance behavior due to anxiety and you can identify many feedback loops which create self-perpetuating symptoms, similar to some centralized pain disorders. I responded in another thread to someone who had great success with a C1 C2 chiropractor, and I still contemplate going to someone like that myself as I still have soreness in that area, but on the other hand I've been making so much progress with pink noise and sound exposure (also in terms of muscle tension in my face and jaw) and also hear a lot of stories about chiropractors and physical therapists making it worse, so I'm not sure what to do. 

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Pattig

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Hi Cactus,
Our bodies are quite complicated for sure!!!!
I’ve heard it is common but not always, to feel worse for a while after seeing a chiropractor, having massage and/or PT therapy. They tell me and in my mind it makes sense especially in my scenario...it took a long time of escalation for things to get where it had and true some things started to settle but came to a plateau b4 complete healing. Once the Chiro and therapist get in there and start setting things back to normal, all the tendons, muscles and ligaments are disrupted from the new out of place positions they started to get used to while compensating for injuries, they kind of get angry again.
I think for anyone it’s important to not only listen to what the doctors say but also to listen to your body, your gut, your instinct when trying or not trying different therapies/approaches. A lot of it depends on trial and error and which professionals are able to connect what dots... We though, can each help ourselves so much by letting our brain help tell us what is wrong. I feel lucky that I kept pushing for my gut instinct. I feel lucky too that I had a few instrumental players on my team of doctors who were more interested in finding ways to help me than being β€˜RIGHT,’ who eventually overshadowed the doctors who were more interested in financial numbers of repetitive services that didn’t lead to a more permanent progress.
I still have a road to travel for sure but knowing I finally seem to be on the right one, no matter the length or contour is HUGE. πŸ‘
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