Meniere’s disease can be extremely exasperating for those who suffer from it. It is a disorder of the inner ear most commonly known for the following three symptoms:
Meniere’s can impact anyone at any age but is most often observed in people in the age range of 20 to 50. It is mostly considered to be a chronic condition, but the symptoms can be lessened through proper care. In fact, there is an easy, drug-free solution we will discuss later in the article that has helped many Meniere’s patients find relief.
What Are the Symptoms?
Let’s take a closer look at the three main symptoms of Meniere’s disease and others that may occur with them.
Possible Causes of Meniere’s Disease
Meniere’s disease is one condition that is not well understood. There are many theories as to why it occurs. One that has gained popularity has to do with an abnormal amount of fluid build-up in the inner ear. However, this has not be proven. And, recent research reveals that not all people with Meniere’s have too much fluid in their ears, leading us to the conclusion there must be another factor at play here. Some of these may be:
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Traditional Care to Help Ease Meniere’s Disease
Seeking help from your medical doctor will more than likely result in some of the following suggestions focused on alleviating or easing one symptom at a time:
A Connection to a Misalignment in the Upper Cervical Spine
A study observed 139 people who had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. Upon examination and detailed medical history, it was discovered all of these patients had endured some sort of trauma to their head or neck prior to the onset of Meniere’s disease, many due to automobile accidents resulting in whiplash that had gone undiagnosed. After receiving care from an upper cervical chiropractor, all 139 reported significant improvement in their symptoms, particularly vertigo. Some reported their Meniere’s went away completely.
Here at Upper Cervical Health Center Boise, we use a similar method to help our Meniere’s patients. The procedure is both gentle and precise. It targets the misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine and corrects the misalignment without the need to pop the neck or crack the back in any way. Rather, it is a natural, drug-free way to care for Meniere’s disease.
If one of the top two bones in the neck is misaligned, either the C1 or C2, it can put the brainstem under pressure. This can lead to a few issues causing the onset of Meniere’s disease. For one thing, a lesion can begin to grow on the Eustachian tube and can take up to 15 years to cause Meniere’s symptoms. Another problem when the brainstem is under stress is that it may send improper signals to the brain about the body’s location, causing vertigo. By correcting the misalignment, many people have seen similar results as in the study above. Meniere’s often eases up or goes away completely.
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