Meniere’s disease is considered a rare vestibular disorder that springs from problems in the inner ear. As a result, tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness in the affected ear can occur, and episodes spring up periodically ranging from mild to debilitating. The vestibular system is the body’s means of balancing and determining its location in space. Thus, anything that affects this system can result in balance problems, nausea, and more.
Because there are no medications designated specifically for Meniere’s by the FDA, various other options are considered in an attempt to curb symptoms. For example, corticosteroid shots to the ear are becoming more common. These have been proven effective for some, but the effects are temporary. Therefore, regular injections to the ear are required, and the underlying condition is still not addressed.
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Finding Long-Term Relief From Meniere's Disease in Boise, Idaho
At Upper Cervical Health Centers Boise, we are after the underlying cause of chronic health conditions that are spinal related—the most common culprit is a misalignment of the Atlas (C1 vertebra). Atlas is the top bone in the neck and it appears as though in many cases that misalignment of the Atlas can disrupt the function of the inner ear as well as the vestibulocochlear nerve.
In a study of 139 Meniere’s patients, vertigo and other symptoms were significantly reduced after upper cervical chiropractic care was administered. The average level of vertigo severity decreased from 8.5 out of 10 to a mere 1.4 in just 6 weeks. It is also important to note that the patients in this study all had a history of whiplash injuries.
If you are suffering from Meniere’s disease, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, then we would like to offer you a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for upper cervical care.
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