Posted in Inner Ear Disorders on Apr 20, 2016
Meniere's Disease Recovery - Upper Cervical Care
Meniere's disease is a disorder that can lead to dizziness and hearing loss. In most cases, it only affects one ear; however, the chances of getting this condition increases with age as well as being more common in males than females who may also notice that their symptoms worsen during certain times each month due to hormonal fluctuations (menopause).
It occurs at any age but mostly starts between young adulthood and middle-aged adulthood; this condition appears chronic however various treatments help relieve symptoms which will minimize the long-term impact on your life. Meniere's disease causes patients to suffer from debilitating vertigo attacks that in many cases are not stopped until the patient is doped up on drugs in the hospital.
Many Meniere's sufferers are drug through countless medical procedures including endolymphatic shunt surgeries. While these surgeries at times can offer temporary relief, many get relief only to be followed by more attacks. Medical science admits they do NOT know what causes Meniere's and, furthermore, have few treatments that give long-lasting relief or cure.
We find that vertigo attacks, ear fullness, hearing loss, and cognitive fog respond quite well.
This can be explained by neurological pathways that affect the muscles of the Eustachian tube and pathways that control the vestibular apparatus. Research has shown that whiplash-type traumas can cause damage to the joint surfaces of the upper cervical spine that then cause abnormal signals to the vestibular nucleus and cerebellum, which are responsible for balance.
Upper Cervical Doctors are trained to correct spinal misalignments in the upper neck region, which then allows the joints, brainstem, and associated spinal nerves to function normally. This results in healing and in most cases remittance of Meniere's type symptoms. We hope that this blog has been helpful and finds its way to those who are looking for a solution to their health challenges. Come visit today and we will take good care of you and your family.
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