Tinnitus, cervical spine instability, and neck pain

Ross Hauser, MD

People with tinnitus can find benefit in many treatments. In this article, we will suggest one aspect of tinnitus treatment, the connection of tinnitus symptoms to cervical neck instability and treatments that strengthen the cervical spine neck ligaments. Repairing cervical spine neck ligaments can lead to an alleviation of tinnitus symptoms. Tinnitus can be a very complex condition to treat. Not all cases of tinnitus are caused by cervical neck ligament damage. In this article, however, we will discuss when cervical neck ligament damage is suspected as the cause of hearing issues and as a possible reason why you have been unresponsive to other treatments.

Tinnitus is a symptom of cervical spine instability

One person’s story:

I had three ear tests and went to a well known hearing specialists. The doctor looked in my ears and said ears are healthy. Reviewed hearing tests and said I didn’t need hearing aids. He was a very nice doctor, but no help. I would like to be rid of or have tinnitus ringing sound.

It is very likely that if you are reading this page, you or a loved one have been struggling with tinnitus or “ringing in the ears.” You have been subjected to multiple testings, have researched the condition extensively, have had more people look into your ears than you can count. You have had all sorts of treatments, sound therapies, behavioral therapies, drug therapies, and coping therapies to help you manage your day. There are many treatments to help manage tinnitus, but there are no validated treatments that will cure tinnitus.

Many people that reach out to our offices say they are confused and scared because there does not seem to be a direction that they can go to have this problem taken care of. This is why they are reaching out, we are presenting a different option.

Ross Hauser, MD discusses the neurology behind why many people with cervical instability complain of tinnitus.

Explanatory notes and supportive research are below.

About half of the patients that I see have tinnitus or ringing in the ears. There are many differnt types and designations of tinnitus. Some tinnitus is the high pitch type, some are the low pitch type, some are pulsatile, they have a beat. Then there is the humming type. I am going to explain in this video and the notes below, the neurology of tinnitus.

There are many different ways that cervical instability causes tinnitus.  The most common way that cervical neck instability causes tinnitus or ringing in the ears is because it disrupts eustachian tube function or if it causes compression of the carotid sheath or carotid artery. Then you get a pulsatile tinnitus, a rhythmic beating that corresponds to the heart beat.

What are we seeing in this image? The most common ways cervical instability causes tinnitus

This image is described below.

There are many types of tinnitus. There is:

The fact that Venous hum tinnitus treatment remains elusive is attested to in this description published 40 years ago in 1983 in the journal Laryngoscope (1). “Sounds arising from abnormalities of or abnormal communications between blood vessels in the neck or cranial cavity may result in objective tinnitus. It is audible to patient and examiner alike. Contrary to the usual subjective tinnitus of non-vascular origin (subjective tinnitus are sounds heard only by the patient), it is low pitched and pulsatile (there is a beat, like a heart beat) in character. That tinnitus which arises from and within the internal jugular vein is particularly important, as it may be loud enough to interfere with sleep, and result in some loss of hearing. Diagnosis is important as it can be cured by simple ligation of the internal jugular vein.”

Ligation of the jugular is a procedure that ties the jugular vein in a way to prevent pooling of blockage of the blood exiting the brain. What this research above suggests is that Venous hum tinnitus is a drainage problem of blood out of the brain that in many cases allows the patient and health care provider hear the patients heart beat coming from the ear. I have an extensive article on the compression of the internal jugular vein and how it may be treated conservatively without stenting of other surgical interventions. Please see Symptoms and conditions of cervical spine compression causing internal jugular vein stenosis.

These different types of tinnitus can be caused by:

“Treating cervical spine disorders can result in a reduction of tinnitus.”

The idea that treating cervical spine instability as a method of treating tinnitus, is an idea that we, as well as many researchers and clinicians, have had for a long time. Yet recent research still has to present this idea as “novel” or new. Henk M Koning, MD, Ph.D., whose research is presented in this article published a paper in The International Tinnitus Journal (1) in November 2020 where he stated at the very onset “Treating cervical spine disorders can result in a reduction of tinnitus.”

Here are the summary learning points: 

Conclusions: “Treating cervical spine disorders can reduce tinnitus.”

Dr. Koning’s further research is presented throughout this article.

“Many patients are not satisfied with their doctor’s answer when they complain about tinnitus.”

As mentioned, treating cervical spine disorders is typically not the first line of treatment for tinnitus. Extensive hearing tests are. This is why a portion of tinnitus sufferers may find fault with their treatment programs. It is probably of little comfort to know that you are not alone in thinking this way, but you may take solace in that doctors are trying to figure out how to help you. Unfortunately, if you are reading this article you are likely not satisfied with your doctor’s answers to the problem of your tinnitus.

In October 2018, researchers at Hofstra, Yale, and Columbia Universities published a paper titled: ‘”Tinnitus: A Stepchild in Our Specialty.”(2)

They wrote: “Many patients are not satisfied with their doctor’s answer when they complain about tinnitus,” and called for a new classification system to be used to communicate with patients as well as guide future research.

The patient types we see are mostly from the B and C types.

The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory survey, “Does your tinnitus make you angry?”

In January 2020, researchers (3) at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Poland re-examined the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), this is a survey that many of you reading this article may have taken. It is, according to the researchers, “one of the world’s most commonly used tools to assess tinnitus severity.”

Using the questions of the inventory’s survey which included the sample below, to which most people would probably answer yes. The researchers sought to further divide the sufferers by gender, and those with normal hearing and those with hearing loss as responses from women differed significantly than men and those with normal hearing and those with hearing loss differed significantly. This would help guide decisions about appropriate intervention options or evaluate treatment outcomes.

“The full experience of living with tinnitus from a patient’s perspective has been under-investigated”

This is from a new May/June 2019 study in the journal Ear and Hearing. (4) Here we find Canadian researchers from the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa suggesting that Tinnitus is a challenge that needs to be addressed on an individual basis. They point to these observations:

Before we continue on with the research, here is a video from Dr. Ross Hauser that describes the patient conditions and what we look for in treatment possibilities.


In this video Ross Hauser, MD discusses general problems of ear pain, ear fullness, sound sensitivity, and hearing problems.

Here is a transcript summary:

In this next video, a patient discusses how she no longer required hearing aids. Again, this treatment can help improve hearing in many people, it does not improve hearing in every patient. A careful evaluation of each person is needed to give a realistic assessment of possible outcomes.


The answers to Tinnitus may lie in something hidden

In this article, we are going to make a case for something hidden, the “non-treatment,” or “lack of treatment,” of cervical neck instability as a cause of tinnitus in some people. We will present the evidence for Prolotherapy injections as a treatment for cervical neck instability and treatment for a symptom of cervical neck instability, tinnitus.

Throughout our website, we have demonstrated that problems of the head and neck, including sensory issues of sight and sound, are more than an isolated problem of a single diagnosis. TMJ needs to be treated with a focus on cervical neck instability. Cervical neck instability needs to be treated as a problem of itself and the cause of a vast myriad of symptoms including TMJ and Tinnitus, among others.

The patients that we see in our clinics, maybe just like yourself, have been on long journeys looking for help for their problems. They often spend a lot of time on trial and error medications and treatments looking for that correct combination that will provide relief.

The United States National Library of Medicine has a web page dedicated to Tinnitus. (MedlinePlus)

The common causes of tinnitus:

What is missing on this list is what we are going to cover in this article? Tinnitus can be triggered by cervical neck instability


I have extreme tinnitus, which gets better or worse when I rotate my neck. When I move my head from side to side, it gets better. When I move my head up and down it gets worse. Then my jaw hurts

Tinnitus can be caused by temporomandibular disorders. Temporomandibular disorders can be caused by cervical neck instability. Shouldn’t we then explore the source? Cervical neck instability?

Listen to this research, published in January 2019, it comes from medical university doctors in Sweden, published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. (5) In this study, the doctors evaluated the prevalence of tinnitus in patients with temporomandibular disorders and the possible effects of TMJ/TMD treatment on tinnitus symptoms.

Here is what they discovered: “The finding that tinnitus is more common in patients with TMD means that it can be regarded as a comorbidity to TMD. However, in view of the lack of evidence currently available, further well-designed and randomized studies with control groups are needed to investigate whether possible mechanisms common to tinnitus and TMD do exist and whether TMD treatment can be justified to try to alleviate tinnitus in patients with TMD and comorbidity of tinnitus.”

The missing diagnosis of cervical instability appears to have influenced supportive findings that were also published in print in January 2019. This study comes from medical university doctors in Spain, and also published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. (6) After reviewing the medical literature that spanned from 1992 to 2018, this research team was able to demonstrate that the prevalence of tinnitus in TMD patients is significantly higher than that in patients without TMD.

Tinnitus can be triggered by cervical neck instability, TMJ-TMD can be triggered by cervical neck instability. The evidence for a missing diagnosis and treatment.

Doctors find “something is missing,” in a tinnitus examination. It is a look at the neck

In December 2018, Israeli doctors summed up a big problem in tinnitus examinations in one simple sentence. In their study published in The Journal of International Advanced Otology, (7) this is what they said:

For many people with tinnitus, a simple look in the ear for ear wax buildup or infection can be an effective way to handle problems of tinnitus by handling the problems of ear wax and ear infection. But what about persistent tinnitus? How many times can we look inside a patient’s ear looking for an answer that may not be in the ear?

Doctors do look at the neck, but what they may be looking for is a neck mass or a neck tumor, an obvious anatomical deformity that may lead them towards neurological disorders. But what if there is an anatomical deformity that is not so obvious? Cervical neck ligament damage causes hypermobility in the cervical spine and pressure on the nerves that run through the vertebrae and the nearby circulatory system into the neck and head?

What are we seeing in this image?

In problems of tinnitus, we frequently see co-existing problems, some of which are detailed in this article. This includes migraine headaches, TMJ pain, ear fullness, hearing loss, and Meniere’s disease. One thing all these syndromes and diagnoses have in common is that their origins can be found in cervical spine instability caused by weakened and damaged neck ligaments.

In problems of Tinnitus we frequently see co-existing problems, some of which are detailed in this article. This includes Migraine headaches, TMJ pain, Ear fullness, hearing loss, and Meniere's disease. One thing all these syndromes and diagnosis have in common is that their origins can be found in cervical spine instability caused by weakened and damaged neck ligaments.

In 2014, Dr. Kenneth Yew wrote a comprehensive paper on the many causes of tinnitus and how to examine them. The paper appeared in the journal American Family Physician. (8)

As our article focuses on cervical neck instability, we will focus on the musculoskeletal examination portion of Dr. Yew’s paper.

Physical Examination Findings for Evaluating Tinnitus

Brain fog, breathing and swallowing difficulty, dizziness, tinnitus

Brad’s story will resonate with many of you. He will describe the same symptoms and combination of symptoms that many of our patients suffer with when they first see us.

Brad’s story is unique, it may not be typical of the patients we see. Brad with treated with Prolotherapy injections and neck curve correction techniques. Not everyone will achieve these results as the results of treatment will vary.

We specifically want to highlight his case because he has some unusual strange sensations in his ear and breathing difficulties because of his problem with his contracting diaphragm.

Patient symptom list:

The patient had these symptoms for 3 – 4 months. It started with a fall of a ladder. Symptoms did not develop for months

Because of the nature of his injury and ligament damage in his cervical spine, the patient underwent eight prolotherapy treatment sessions. Here is his description:

Something at C2 – the Dorsal Root Ganglion

That researchers and clinicians are making a connection between what is happening in the cervical spine in tinnitus patients is expressed by a study concerning Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment. This is a treatment that we do not use. We have been offering cervical spine therapies for almost three decades and based on our experiences and that of our patients, we have not found these treatments to be more effective than our current treatments of regenerative medicine injections. So let’s look at this research, it is not so much about the treatment but an observation of the C2 vertebrae.

Many of you may have already tried or are at least familiar with Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment. An electrode is applied to the impacted nerves and electrical stimulation is offered. The hope is that the treatment will provide pain relief by altering the nerve’s currents and transmissions.

In this September 2019 study in The International Tinnitus Journal (9) researchers wrote:

“The second cervical nerve ganglion bar appears to be beneficial in patients with treatment safe tinnitus… The point of this investigation was to decide the adequacy of beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion for treating patients with tinnitus, and all the more explicitly, to survey the parameters related to a long haul advantage so as to improve understanding determination.

To summarize, the clinicians in this study suggested that if you focus on C2 dorsal root ganglion, you can achieve good results (25% of patients) with beat radiofrequency.

“Therapy of C6 and C7 caused less tinnitus for 18% of the tinnitus patients.”

A January 2021 study in The International Tinnitus Journal (10) intended to estimate the outcome of (steroid injection) treatment of C6 and C7 to lessen tinnitus intensity and to find criteria for long-term success.

In this study, the steroid was offered. Below we will demonstrate the benefits of dextrose Prolotherapy as an alternative.

Clocking tinnitus and anti-migraine treatment: Tinnitus triggered by Migraine

In February 2019, researchers wrote in the Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (11) of tinnitus being a symptom or manifestation of migraine headaches. The treatment option they offered was an anti-migraine treatment to alleviate the audible ringing. Here is a brief review of the research.

Ten patients in this study were examined who described a “ticking sound” of a “pendulum or quartz clock (or termed clocking tinnitus)”.

Neither patient experienced vertigo, hemifacial spasm, focal neurological deficit, or otic disorder in association with tinnitus. Pre-existing migraine was present in seven patients.

CONCLUSION: Clocking tinnitus may be an audiology manifestation of migraines in some individuals. Anti-migraine treatment can be considered in this specific group of staccato tinnitus.

So what is happening here: The researchers believed that a migraine caused the ticking sounds of tinnitus.

The interconnection between tinnitus and other symptoms and manifestations again shows that these problems are not problems in isolation but problems that can be traced, in many patients, to problems of cervical instability.

Tinnitus and the Trigeminal Nerve

A paper in the May 2020 issue of the Journal of Headache and Pain (12) suggested, as we have seen in many patients, that trigeminal neuralgia patients have a significantly increased risk of tinnitus within 1 year of trigeminal neuralgia diagnosis compared to those without the diagnosis. Trigeminal neuralgia centers on what is happening to the trigeminal nerve which carries pain, feeling, and sensation from the brain to the skin of the face. In the case of trigeminal neuralgia, most medical professionals cannot find the cause of why this pain started. This is borne out by the definition of trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia means that there is nerve pain in the nerve distribution of the trigeminal nerveIt actually does not tell a person what is causing the condition.

As we stated above, tinnitus can be caused by many physical challenges. We will not suggest that every incidence of tinnitus can be treated by addressing chronic neck pain and chronic neck instability. The purpose of this article was to offer a “missing diagnosis” for people who have had extended medical care and seemingly no answers. We are trying to help people who are on medications and other cope management techniques by looking at something they may not have had explored, an examination of the stability of their cervical spine.

In the May 2020 study, the researchers added: “While tinnitus has been traditionally associated with otologic conditions such as noise-induced hearing loss, a growing body of evidence has shown that convergence of auditory and somatosensory pathways in the brain stem also plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tinnitus.” In our experience, impacts on the brain stem can be caused by cervical spine instability.

Improving tinnitus with the treatment of the cervical spine and jaw

A case study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (13) wrote: “Musculature and joint pathologies of the head and neck are frequently associated with tinnitus and have been hypothesized to play a contributing role in its etiology.”

To demonstrate the role of muscles and cervical spine pathology, the doctors of this case study offered the case of a 42-yr-old male experiencing intermittent bilateral tinnitus, headaches, blurred vision, and neck tightness. His occupation required long-term positioning into neck protraction. The examination found limitations in cervical extension, bilateral rotation, and side bending. Asymmetry was also noted with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) movements. Upon initial evaluation, the patient demonstrated functional, physical, and emotional deficits per neck, headache, and dizziness self-report scales and a score on the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) of 62 (severe tinnitus). Resisted muscle contractions of the cervical spine in flexion, extension, and rotation increased his tinnitus.

Results: “At 2.5 months, the patient demonstrated a complete reversal of his tinnitus after 10 physical therapy sessions as noted by his score of 0 on the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory upon discharge. He also demonstrated objective improvements in his cervical motion. This case reflected treatment targeted at cervical and TMJ impairments and notable improvements to tinnitus. Future studies should further explore the direct and indirect treatment of tinnitus by physical therapists through clinical trials.”

Exercise and postural correction of Cervicogenic somatic tinnitus

A May 2020 study in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (14) examined a case of Cervicogenic somatic tinnitus in which symptoms are modulated by maneuvers of the neck. The evidence for effective diagnosis and treatment of Cervicogenic somatic tinnitus is limited.

She was evaluated and treated according to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy principles with management consisting of individualized directional preference exercises and postural correction.

” It seems that the combination of tinnitus and postural instability begins as a cervical pain syndrome”

In January 2021, publishing in The International Tinnitus Journal, (15) Henk M Koning, MD, Ph.D., also noted that:

“In patients with tinnitus as the main complaint, 64% of the patients have also cervical pain, and in patients with cervical pain as the main complaint, 44% of the patients have tinnitus. Both groups of patients have in common a high prevalence of postural instability and dizziness, degeneration of the intervertebral disc between the fifth and seventh cervical vertebrae, and a large anterior spur in front of the fifth cervical vertebrae. Patients with cervical pain as the main complaint have more degeneration of the intervertebral disc between the third and fourth cervical vertebrae, a larger anterior spur in front of the third cervical vertebrae, and more loss of cervical lordosis.

Postural instability is an important discriminant factor in patients with cervical pain and in patients with tinnitus as the main complaint. In patients with cervical pain postural instability was associated with the occurrence of tinnitus. In patients with tinnitus, there is evidence for two profiles of somatic tinnitus, discriminated by the occurrence of postural instability and low-frequency hearing loss. It seems that the combination of tinnitus and postural instability begins as a cervical pain syndrome and that the tinnitus aggravates in time. . . “

Research on cervical instability and Prolotherapy. A mechanical approach to tinnitus

In the research above, a case is laid out for the treatment of cervical spine instability in patients with tinnitus. As pointed out, not every case of tinnitus can be attributed to tinnitus but it may be likely that more cases than are reported of tinnitus induced cervical spine instability exist. Certainly, at our center, we see many people with this connection because this is what we treat.

Above you read about cervical manipulation, physical therapy, and exercise programs for the treatment of tinnitus. In this section, I will explain our Prolotherapy program.

Medical research validating the use of Comprehensive Prolotherapy, from simple dextrose injections to stem cell prolotherapy injections is not new. There are decades years of research supporting the use of Prolotherapy for problems of the neck and head. (16)

Caring Medical has published dozens of papers on Prolotherapy injections as a treatment in difficult-to-treat musculoskeletal disorders. Prolotherapy is an injection technique utilizing simple sugar or dextrose. We are going to refer to two of these studies as they relate to cervical instability and a myriad of related symptoms including the problem of tinnitus. It should be pointed out that we suggest in our research that “Additional randomized clinical trials and more research into its (Prolotherapy) use will be needed to verify its potential to reverse ligament laxity and correct the attendant cervical instability.” Our research documents our experience with our patients.

In 2014, we published a comprehensive review of the problems related to weakened damaged cervical neck ligaments in The Open Orthopaedics Journal, (17) We are honored that this research has been used in at least 6 other medical research papers by different authors exploring our treatments and findings and cited, according to Google Scholar, in more than 40 articles.

What we demonstrated in this study is that the cervical neck ligaments are the main stabilizing structures of the cervical facet joints in the cervical spine and have been implicated as a major source of chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain often reflects a state of instability in the cervical spine and is a symptom common to a number of conditions, including disc herniation, cervical spondylosis, whiplash injury, and whiplash-associated disorder, post-concussion syndrome, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, and Barré-Liéou syndrome (craniocervical syndrome).

In the upper cervical spine (C0-C2), this can cause a number of other symptoms including, but not limited to:

Please see my article: Symptoms and conditions of Craniocervical Instability for a more comprehensive review and discussion of treatments.

We often see patients with all these symptoms, yet they do not have a coordinated effort to address them all.

We often see patients with all these symptoms, yet they do not have a coordinated effort to address them all. They may be getting medications for all of these problems, they may be getting physical therapy or other treatments to help them cope with these issues but rarely do they get a unified treatment to address them all. We suggest that Prolotherapy injections strengthen the cervical ligaments get at the root cause of these disorders at the cervical level. We are treating the cause, not the symptoms.

As we documented in this research, there is considerable overlap in chronic symptomology between atlantoaxial instability, whiplash associated disorder, post-concussion syndrome, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, and Barré-Liéou syndrome. Possibly because they all appear to be due to cervical instability.

To date, there is no consensus on the diagnosis of cervical spine instability or on traditional treatments that relieve chronic neck pain. In such cases, patients often seek out alternative treatments for pain and symptom relief. Prolotherapy is one such treatment that is intended for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, including those causing chronic neck pain related to underlying joint instability and ligament laxity.

Prolotherapy is referred to as a regenerative injection technique (RIT) because it is based on the premise that the regenerative/reparative healing process can rebuild and repair damaged soft tissue structures.

In 2015 we followed up this research with our study, “Cervical Instability as a Cause of Barré-Liéou Syndrome and Definitive Treatment with Prolotherapy: A Case Series”, published in the European Journal of Preventive Medicine. (18)

Again here we are making a connection to cervical neck instability and a myriad of problems that includes, for many patients, tinnitus. We wrote:

“Barré-Liéou syndrome, or posterior cervical sympathetic syndrome, has symptomatology related to underlying cervical instability. While classified as a rare disease, Barré-Liéou syndrome is likely underdiagnosed. Vertebral instability, occurring after a neck ligament injury, affects the function of cervical sympathetic ganglia (located anterior to vertebral bodies). Symptomatology includes neck pain, migraines/headache, vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness, visual/auditory disturbances, and other symptoms of the head/neck region.”

What are we seeing in this image? How does cervical instability create symptoms of tinnitus?

Prolotherapy by addressing the cervical ligaments can help stabilizes the bones of the neck. Once stabilized they no longer are on the move or hypermobile.

If you look at the illustration below you will see where the Vagus nerve is closely related to the C1 – C2 – C3 vertebrae. While doctors usually discuss the vagus nerve in the singular sense, there are two vagus nerves, one on each side of the neck and in combination, they are referred to as the vagal nerves. This means that the degenerative damage in your neck can significantly impact the function of one or both vagus nerves.

Cluster headache treatment - cervical ligament instability and the trigeminal and vagus nerves

Vagus nerve compression has been implicated in many problems. In our clinical and research observations, we have documented that Prolotherapy can offer answers for sufferers of cervical instability, as it treats the problem at its source. Prolotherapy to the various structures of the neck eliminates the instability and the sympathetic symptoms such as tinnitus and related disorders without many of the short-term and long-term risks of cervical fusion. We concluded that in many cases of chronic neck pain, the cause may be underlying joint instability and capsular ligament laxity. Furthermore, we contend that the use of comprehensive Prolotherapy appears to be an effective treatment for chronic neck pain and cervical instability, especially when due to ligament laxity. The technique is safe and relatively non-invasive as well as efficacious in relieving chronic neck pain and its associated symptoms.

What are we seeing in this image?

A Digital Motion X-Ray or DMX is a tool we use to help understand a patient’s neck instability and how we may be able to help the patients with our treatments. In the illustration below a patient who suffered from upper cervical instability demonstrated hypermobility of the C1-C2. This hypermobility can result in common symptoms of neck pain, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, concentration difficulties, anxiety, TMJ, and other symptoms.

A Digital Motion X-Ray or DMX is a tool we use to help understand a patient' neck instability and how we may be able to help the patients with our treatments. In the illustration below a patient who suffered from upper cervical instability demonstrated hypermobility of the C1-C2. This hypermobility can result in common symptoms of neck pain, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, concentration difficulties, anxiety and other symptoms common in TMJ/TMD patients.

The curvatures of the neck -What are we seeing in this image?

In our practice, we see problems of cervical spine instability caused by damaged or weakened cervical spine ligaments. With ligament weakness or laxity, the cervical vertebrae move out of place and progress into problems of chronic pain and neurological symptoms by distorting the natural curve of the spine. This illustration demonstrates the progression from Lordotic to Military to Kyphotic to “S” shape curve.

In our practice we see problems of cervical spine instability caused by damaged or weakened cervical spine ligaments. With ligament weakness or laxity, the cervical vertebrae move out of place and progress into problems of chronic pain and neurological symptoms by distorting the natural curve of the spine. This illustration demonstrates the progression from Lordotic to Military to Kyphotic to "S" shape curve.

In this video, a demonstration of treatment is given

Prolotherapy is referred to as a regenerative injection technique (RIT) because it is based on the premise that the regenerative healing process can rebuild and repair damaged soft tissue structures. It is a simple injection treatment that addresses very complex issues.

This video jumps to 1:05 where the actual treatment begins.

This patient is having C1-C2 areas treated. Ross Hauser, MD, is giving the injections.

Summary and contact us. Can we help you? How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

We hope you found this article informative and it helped answer many of the questions you may have surrounding cervical spine instability and tinnitus. Just like you, we want to make sure you are a good fit for our clinic prior to accepting your case. While our mission is to help as many people with chronic pain as we can, sadly, we cannot accept all cases. We have a multi-step process so our team can really get to know you and your case to ensure that it sounds like you are a good fit for the unique testing and treatments that we offer here.

Please visit the Hauser Neck Center Patient Candidate Form

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