Some people who suffer from Meniere’s disease may feel like they just have to learn to live with it and it will never get any better. That may not necessarily be the case. What is Meniere’s disease? It is a vestibular condition and is known for:
- Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
- A feeling of fullness in the affected ear
- Vertigo – a false sensation of movement
- Hearing loss that can become permanent if not cared for properly
Most people only have one ear that is affected. The general age for onset of Meniere’s is between 20 and 50.
Why Meniere’s Disease Happens
The exact cause of Meniere’s disease remains unknown among the medical community. There is a strong suspicion it is linked to too much fluid in the inner ear. There are some other theories, including:
- Viral infections
- Abnormal immune response
- Injury to the head or neck
Because it is not fully understood, finding a way to care for it can be difficult. Most family physicians will suggest medications to address individual symptoms in an attempt to keep them from becoming worse. While this may be helpful on a temporary basis, unless the root cause is addressed, Meniere’s attacks will continue to occur.
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Alleviating Meniere’s Disease with Proper Spinal Alignment
The spine has the important job of protecting the spinal cord so it can continue to relay the proper messages to and from the brain and body. Sometimes, due to various factors, the bone at the top of the spine becomes misaligned. This causes the signals being sent to become distorted and can throw off the body’s balance and hearing systems, leading to Meniere’s disease.
Here at our West Des Moines, Iowa practice, we use a type of upper cervical chiropractic called Atlas Orthogonal. This is a gentle method that helps to realign the atlas – the top bone of the neck. Once we correct this problem, communication can be restored, and the symptoms of Meniere’s disease may decrease, especially vertigo.
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