There are a number of symptoms that are commonly associated with Meniere’s disease. These include tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, and a feeling of ear fullness. Episodes where symptoms are experienced come and go, some lasting just minutes while others last for hours.
The condition is also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops. Taking each word in that long name and breaking it down gives insight into the disease. First, idiopathic means the origin of the condition is unknown. Research has yielded inconclusive results when examining the cause of the condition. Next, endolymphatic describes the inner ear filling with fluid. Finally, hydrops is the swelling that results from fluid being where it ought not.
Meniere’s Disease and Misalignments of the Upper Cervical Spine
As mentioned, research has not been very productive when looking at the inner ear for clues as to what causes the fluid and inflammation to build up. One area that is often unnoticed has to do with the position of the upper cervical spine. Most health care professionals are not trained to look here for help in resolving the possible cause of Meniere’s. Upper cervical chiropractors are specially trained to detect and correct this very thing.
When a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck is present, it can interfere with brainstem function and Eustachian tube function, among other things. Signals and pathways become distorted and can contribute to the symptoms of Meniere’s disease.
Careful and thoughtful realigning of these vertebrae releases pressure from the structures they are meant to protect. While this approach to relieving Meniere’s is often overlooked, the results from it are promising. Exploring this option could result in lasting relief from the uncomfortable episodes resulting from Meniere’s disease.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of Meniere’s, especially if you have ever experienced head or neck trauma, schedule a visit to Dynamic Life Chiropractic, and find out what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you.
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