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Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: Tinnitus=concussion

Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'.
The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon!

In brief: Tinnitus=concussion

Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'.
The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon!
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Aside from causes including irritation of the nerves of the ear and concussive effects, tight muscle in the neck can also cause these symptoms.
A physiatrist can help sort through different causes and recommend other treatments/referrals as needed.

In brief: Yes

Aside from causes including irritation of the nerves of the ear and concussive effects, tight muscle in the neck can also cause these symptoms.
A physiatrist can help sort through different causes and recommend other treatments/referrals as needed.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

not related unless there is a concomitant basil are skull fracture

In brief: No

not related unless there is a concomitant basil are skull fracture
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management

In brief: Whiplash and tinnitu

That is very likely.
Damage to the upper cervical facet joints in the spine during accident can cause inflammation and may cause irritation of the third occipital nerve leading to tinnitus. See a pain physician who is experienced in cervical radio frequency procedures. I have treated several pts. Referred by ENT surgeon for tinnitus who improved after rf of the third occipital nerve.

In brief: Whiplash and tinnitu

That is very likely.
Damage to the upper cervical facet joints in the spine during accident can cause inflammation and may cause irritation of the third occipital nerve leading to tinnitus. See a pain physician who is experienced in cervical radio frequency procedures. I have treated several pts. Referred by ENT surgeon for tinnitus who improved after rf of the third occipital nerve.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Dr. Vikram Patel
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