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Old 10-25-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
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Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

I posted this in the general health area, but I've decided to expand my chances of getting a quality response by reposting it here. I'm a 33 year old female with one child who is 3. Hardly ever got sick, until she came along. Coincidence? I don't think so... anyway, thank you for reading this.

I think I've figured out what's causing the noises in my head... but I'm still not sure what I can do to stop it. Almost a month ago, I was feeling ambitious and I went out and washed and waxed my car, and my boyfriend's car too. Afterwards, my lower back hurt like heck and I went out and bought some IcyHot (the roll-on kind). You know, "icy to dull the pain, hot to relax it away..." something like that. Whatever.

The pain in my lower back comes and goes, but I've realized that the noise in my head started at about that same time (maybe the exact time, I'm not sure). I still roll on the IcyHot, and sometimes take advil or aleeve. After taking the aleeve, I noticed the noises stopped, but only if I stand up straight (difficult, back hurts the most when I do this). It also seems to get a little quieter if I ball up in the extreme-fetal position.

I think the noises are caused by a pinched nerve or something. I still don't have medical insurance. Can someone please recommend some stretching exercises or ANYTHING that may help my get rid of this lower back issue, so that the noises might completely stop (and hopefully the pain too, but that's secondary right now). THANK YOU!

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Old 10-25-2006, 02:14 AM   #2
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

You may like to try a couple of doses of Kali Carbonicum. Kali Carb is a mineral based homepathic remedy covering the symtoms you have. It might help.

Old 10-25-2006, 05:12 AM   #3
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

What kind of noises in your head ? Hope it isn't voices...

Old 10-25-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

If you are hearing noises in your head, especially post the birth of your child.. you need to seek neurological medical attention. Insurance or not. I would find one of the local clinics there and ask for help. You need to do this for the well being of yourself, but think of the wellbeing of your child if nothing else.

You back pain may be symptomatic of what is going on upstairs.

Get yourself some treatment right away. Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #5
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

what does the noise sound like?

if its a high pitched tone it may be tinnitus.. not sure why it would pop up then though.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:28 PM   #6
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

The noises (not voices, ha ha!) are very high pitched ... hard to describe... sort of like crickets, but continuous. It almost feels like my house is surrounded by crickets - so many that it's like one endless chirping sound rather than the typical "chirp, chirp, ...".


I would ask my boyfriend, "do you hear that? Or is it just me?" At first I thought I had bionic hearing.

I just looked up tinnitus. I wonder if that's what I have... the only cause I can think of (aside from my back pain, which is not listed as a cause of tinnitus) is that I did have ear trauma from my daughter's crying when she was a baby. Because of that, when I have the phone up to my left ear, I hear vibrating sounds in my right ear that sort of mimic the person's voice (who I'm on the phone with). But I wonder why it coincides with my back pain?

Old 10-27-2006, 11:15 PM   #7
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

Hi Candy:
Sorry to hear about your pain, and this accompanying side effect, which is most distressing as well as annoying. OK, the first thing I would have to ask you, is if you are taking any medication that has aspirin, or any form of salicylates, (such as aspirin) in it? Too much can cause tinnitis. Secondly, if you had a normal, vaginal delivery, you may have caused some type of damage to the ear itself, from the pushing, and the bearing down. This could very well be the case, and that is why, it coincides with your back pain. I doubt highly that it has anything to do with the baby crying. If that were true, we would all have this problem, at one time or another. So, my suggestion? Check out your medications, see how much ASA is in them, or, if you are taking an aspirin product over the counter, stop it immediately. Make an appointment with an Ear, nose and throat specialist, to determine exactly what the problem is, and how you developed it. It could have to do with the exterior, middle, or the inner ear. Good luck to you. I do hope you find answers soon enough.

Old 10-28-2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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Re: Noises in my head from a pinched nerve

Hi Diedre,
Thanks for your advice and info. I was taking ibuprofen and naproxen, but no asprin or anything else with salicylates (just a little dab of acne cream now and then). My daughter was born via C-section. But somehow, I really think that ear problem did come from her screaming. We lived in a small apartment and maybe the sounds reverberated off the walls. Anyway, the sounds I'm hearing now are completely new, and I really suspect that they correlate to my back.

I finally got medical insurance, although it hasn't kicked in yet and I'll have a $50 deductible for each visit. It's Kaiser, and unless they've changed their procedures, I'm probably going to need to be on my deathbed before they allow me to see a specialist.

It's getting easier to stand up straight, and that's pretty much the only time when the sound completely stops.

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