What Is Meniere’s Disease?
Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes you to feel as if you are spinning. It is accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus), a feeling of fullness in the ears, and hearing loss that can eventually become permanent.
It is believed to be caused by a large amount of fluid in the inner ear. Hair-like sensors in the ear rely on the right amount of pressure and volume to tell them how to function properly. If this is out of balance, Meniere’s is the result. What causes this fluid to be out of balance?
- A traumatic blow to the head
- A blockage that does not allow proper fluid drainage
- A viral infection
- Migraine headaches
- An inherited disposition toward fluid buildup
- Improper response of the immune system
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Interestingly, there are some triggers that can set off an episode of Meniere’s. Some of these are alcohol, caffeine, salt, tobacco, allergic reactions, and an injury to the head or neck. Any of these can start an episode of Meniere’s. Is there anything you can do to decrease the effects?
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Can Help
An upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Laurel Griffin of West Des Moines, Iowa, may be able to be of some assistance in this area. These chiropractors are trained to detect misalignments in the upper neck, specifically the top two vertebrae. If a misalignment is present, this can cause fluid buildup in your ears and lead to Meniere’s disease. Once the misalignment is corrected by a gentle and specific adjustment, normal fluid flow can return, and your symptoms will decrease and possibly disappear. Why not contact Dr. Griffin today for your evaluation, and take the first step to being free from the annoying symptoms of Meniere’s disease.