- Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
- Hearing loss
- A feeling of fullness in the ear
- Vertigo – a spinning sensation that can last up to 24 hours and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting
When seeking care from medical professionals, the recommended help is often focused on treating the individual symptoms, such as:
- Anti-vertigo medications
- A diuretic (water pill) to control fluid build-up
- Inner ear injections to reduce swelling
Some other recommendations that may help mitigate the symptoms of Meniere’s are things that a person can do at home. These include:
- Cutting back on the intake of salt, caffeine, and alcohol, and other dietary changes.
- Quitting tobacco use.
- Managing stress.
While these things may help reduce the number of attacks a person has, it is important to understand that unless the underlying cause of Meniere’s is corrected it will continue to occur. The exact cause of this condition is still under some debate among researchers. However, a link has been seen between Meniere’s disease and a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae.
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Addressing the Source of Meniere’s Disease
A misalignment of the C1 and C2 bones of the neck can transpire if a person has been in a car accident, endured a sports injury, or even had a simple slip and fall. The bones are quite mobile in this area of the neck allowing the head to have a great range of movement. However, this makes the bones more likely to misalign.
At Precision Chiropractic West, we use a gentle method to help correct this problem. It encourages the bones to move back into place naturally rather than forcing or popping them into place. Once this is done, the body can begin working at its optimum once again. This is often all that is needed to see the end of the many symptoms of Meniere’s disease, vertigo in particular.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to http://info.precisionchirowest.com/west-des-moines-chiropractor-consultation/