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Cervical Spine Disorders and its Association with Tinnitus: The “Triple” Hypothesis

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Cervical Spine Disorders and its Association with Tinnitus: The “Triple” Hypothesis

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SOURCE:   Med Hypotheses. 2017 (Jan); 98: 2–4 ~ FULL TEXT

Federica Bressi, Manuele Casale, et al

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine,
Campus Bio-Medico University,
Rome, Italy.


Subjective tinnitus and cervical spine disorders (CSD) are among the most common complaints encountered by physicians. Although the relationship between tinnitus and CSD has attracted great interest during the past several years, the pathogenesis of tinnitus induced by CSD remains unclear.

Conceivably, cervical spine disorders could trigger a somatosensory pathway-induced disinhibition of dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) activity in the auditory pathway; furthermore, CSD can cause inner ear blood impairment induced by vertebral arteries hemodynamic alterations and trigeminal irritation.

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