Many of us have experienced the temporary “ringing” in our ears that comes from exposure to very loud sounds, like a rock concert or a stock car race. We find the buzzing annoying, but it subsides after a while and we forget about it. Unfortunately, for an estimated 42 million Americans, some level of ringing in the ears (or tinnitus, as it is clinically known) is a never-ending nuisance. According to reports, 10 million of these people experience tinnitus to a “clinically significant” degree.
Chronic tinnitus can lead to sleep loss; difficulty with concentration; poor functioning at home and at work; feelings of depression; and, even suicidal thoughts. Despite the serious effects of the condition, many physicians don’t know how to treat it. Even worse, others tell tinnitus sufferers they will have to “learn to live with it.”
On the other hand, Dr. Jared Ward at Fort Collins Headache Center successfully treats chronic tinnitus by addressing malfunctions in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the “hinge” that attaches the jaw to the skull. The secret is the breakthrough TruDenta system, a diagnostic and treatment technology based on modalities taken from neuromuscular dentistry and sports medicine.
If you have tinnitus, come in for an evaluation. In 20 minutes we can tell you whether you’re a candidate for treatment. If you are, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan that will free you from the noise. To schedule your evaluation appointment, call us at 970-627-8517 or use the contact form on this page.