Meniere’s disease symptoms can flare up at any time and make it difficult to carry out normal daily activities. This is because Meniere’s disease a vestibular condition – the system of the body that controls balance and spatial orientation. As a result, the symptoms include:
- Vertigo – A false sensation of movement
- Tinnitus – Ringing in the ears
- Partial hearing loss
- A Feeling of fullness in the affected ear
A Meniere’s attack may last just a few minutes or linger on for hours. In order to control this condition, it is important to understand the underlying cause. For about a century and a half that was believed to be excess fluid in the ears. However, very recent research points toward the cause of this fluid being a Eustachian tube lesion gradually formed by an upper cervical misalignment. Because this lesion can take 15 years to form, it is no wonder that most cases of Meniere’s disease first present between ages 20 and 50.
Contrasting Traditional and Natural Approaches to Meniere’s Disease
Standard treatment options for Meniere’s disease include:
- A low-sodium diet
- Anti-vertigo medication
- Steroid injections in the ear
The results of these various Meniere’s treatments vary wildly. While many find temporary relief (about a month or so) from injections, others lose their hearing permanently from this invasive method. Medications may provide some help but also come along with unwanted side effects. A low-sodium diet can reduce symptoms, but is difficult for many to maintain.
On the other hand, a study involving 259 patients linked Meniere’s and an upper cervical misalignment (C1 and C2). Another study saw 62 patients with hearing loss regain hearing due to gentle upper cervical adjustments. Many appreciate this natural form of care that doesn’t result in serious side effects and seems to be very effective in helping reduce or resolve vertigo.
If you are suffering from a condition that causes vertigo such as Meniere’s disease, upper cervical chiropractic may help. We encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more.
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