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Has anyone had terrible tinnitus (ringing in ears) w/neck pain??

teddibtteddib Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have terrible tinnitus as well as dizziness and pain associated with a whiplash injury I had in November 2008. It didn't start right away but about 6 or 7 weeks out. Has anyone had something like this?? I can't focus or concentrate for long, I'm spacy and in pain. Pain meds don't work. They want to replace C5-6 disc with an artificial disc. Not sure if this is the answer. I also wake with numb arms, freezing cold hands/arms, lots of other symptoms. Can anyone relate to this at all????


  • yes, i too having the ringing - on and off - but not to distraction. Your other symptoms, yes, yes, yes! They have not even brought up surgery to me - guess my herniation isn't as bad as yours. Not sure why the ringing, very dizzy with rotation of head, esp. if i am laying flat and i turn my head to the left to look behind me.

    Do either of your toes go numb? My right foot toes go numb after about 15minutes. I actually timed it once.

  • Yes...the little toe on my right foot. Have you researched Cranio encephalic syndrome??? Not a ton out there but it's worth looking at.
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  • sometimes thoracic pain is from the disc herniation usually C-5-6. Do you have herniations??? God this is driving me crazy.
  • I was just on web md looking this up I've been dizzy and I've been hearing a heartbeat sound in my ear for months I got an MRI and it showed a mild buldge at C-5 C-6 but said that shouldn't be causing that problem.If you guys find anything out be sure to post it and ill do the same.
  • I have the tinnitus, it drives me crazy. Mine did not start until after surgery. I saw an eye,ear and nose doctor and he also did a hearing test and I have sufficent hearing loss in both my ears. He told me there is nothing that can be done for it. I don't know which is the worse of 2 evils, the ringing or not being able to hear well.

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  • actually it is my big toe that goes all numb - just got back from helping my mom out and pretty much the whole time, right foot big toe and rest of them all numb!

    my herniation is c56 with osteophyte complex
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    Yes and Yes ...

    I recently asked my doc about the constant hiss and slight ring (in my case) ... he said that it can be caused by the constant cervical muscle spasm that I (sounds like we) are blessed with ... there is another whole thread that we talked about toes ... I see if I can find it and link it here.

    Hanging in there is about all we can do ....

  • Thank you so much!!! No one has ever explained this to me before but it makes sense. I am so sorry for what you're going through! I'll put you in my prayers!
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    Here's the thread in which we talked about toes ....


    You are very welcome, and I will add you to my prayer list also ....

    Join us for chat somenight ... It does a spirit good!

  • I think some of the meds give me tinnitus. I was also anemic before and tinnitus was a symptom. I think alot of cervical problems cause tinnitus. Get checked out by a Ear nose throat Dr. take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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