Meniere’s disease is made up of a set of symptoms that affect your ability to hear and balance. In Meniere’s disease, there is an abnormal buildup of fluid within the inner ear that produces a combination of effects, including:
- Vertigo attacks
- Tinnitus (buzzing or ringing in the ear)
- Episodic hearing loss
- A sensation of fullness in the affected ear
Treatment options for Meniere’s disease can be extremely variable. Some people will try dietary modifications, such as a reduced salt diet, to try and limit the fluid buildup in the ear. There are also medications that address different symptoms. In order for a solution to provide lasting relief, it needs to address the underlying cause of the problem.
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Meniere’s Disease and Spinal Health
A solution that many Meniere’s sufferers have been finding lasting results with is upper cervical chiropractic. There are several factors at play, including how the body is able to maintain balance using input from your sensory system and the close physical proximity of the topmost vertebra in the neck with the inner ear itself. The vertebrae of the upper neck, the atlas and axis, are unique. They are the most freely movable of the entire spine, and they also provide protection for the brainstem, a critical component of our central nervous system. If the atlas or axis misaligns, it can put pressure on the brainstem, distorting signals traveling to and from the brain about your body’s movement and position. This can affect your sense of balance and cause other inner ear problems such as tinnitus.
Balanced Living Chiropractic, we take a detailed look at your upper cervical alignment to see if it’s a contributing factor in your case of Meniere’s disease. If those vertebrae are not aligned properly, that can be the root cause of the problem. NUCCA, our upper cervical adjusting technique, is known to be extremely gentle and precise, allowing us to restore normal alignment using very little force. This gives the body the chance to repair any damage done, and by addressing the root cause, can allow for a reduction or even elimination of your Meniere’s symptoms.
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