A Randomized Controlled Trial on Treatment of Cervicogenic Sudden Hearing Loss With Chiropractic
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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 AM

A study was conducted to investigate the clinical effect and safety of chiropractic in treating cervicogenic sudden hearing loss.  Compared with routine method for cervicogenic sudden hearing loss, additional chiropractic can improve hearing and relieve neck pain effectively.

From January 2011 to October 2013, 90 patients with cervicogenic sudden hearing loss were randomly divided into treatment group and control group according to the random number table produced by SPSS 19.0 software. The patients of control group were treated with dexamethasone intravenous drip of 10 mg, 3 days later, decreased to 5 mg, 3 days again. And with the methycobal intravenous drip of 500 μg, treatment continued for 10 days.

The patients of treatment group were treated with chiropractic additionally except for the therapeutic methods of control group. Chiropractic included local muscle loosening, attacking point, bilateral pulling atlanto-axial joint, and continuous treatment for 10 days. The pure-tone audiometry score and NPQ score were compared between two groups after treatment

After the treatment, pure-tone audiometry score and NPQ score in treatment group improved to (40.23± 8.14) dB and (12.70±8.29) scores respectively, which were obviously better than that of control group’s (37.70±10.61) dB and (21.24±11.13) scores (P<0.05).

Source:  http://chiro.org/wordpress/2015/04/01/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-treatment-of-cervicogenic-sudden-hearing-loss-with-chiropractic/