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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-127

Efficacy of an eccentric osteopathic manipulation treatment in somatic tinnitus

1 Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
2 Department of ENT, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

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Nitish Baisakhiya
Department of ENT, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala - 133 207, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_83_16

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Tinnitus is the ringing in the ears heard by the patients in the absence of external sounds. The potential causes for the tinnitus could be the vascular, temporal bone dysfunction, inflammation in the ear, idiopathic, muscular spasms of the middle ear and palatal muscles, functional impairment of the eustachian tube, functional disorders of the jaw, and cervical spine. The author reported a 30-year-old female case who presented with the complaint of buzzing and hissing in the right ear accompanied by the stiffness in the head and neck. Patient had no past medical and surgical history of any ear problem. On otoscopic examination of the tympanic membrane by otolaryngologist no abnormality was detected. In the present case, the diagnosis was made as somatic tinnitus accompanied by reduced cranial sacral motion. The craniosacral osteopathic manipulation was performed which remains the only choice in such cases. In follow-up of 1 month, patient was doing well and is asymptomatic.

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