Meniere’s disease is known for Ringing in the ear known as tinnitus, Temporary hearing loss that may become permanent if not treated, A feeling of fullness in the affected ear, Vertigo or dizziness, Mostly affecting those between age 40 and 59.
No one is really sure why Meniere’s happens. Much research is being done to try to find answers. Recently, a link has been seen between a problem with the inner ear and the Vestibular system. The Vestibular system has the job of helping to maintain balance and telling the brain where the body is located in its environment. Fluid levels must be correct, and sensors in the ear must be working properly for a person to have good balance.
If either of these is off it can cause Meniere’s disease. Other reasons for Meniere’s may be:
Abnormalities of the immune system affecting fluid levels
Improper drainage of fluids due to a blockage
Trauma to the head or neck
How to Mitigate Flair-Ups of Meniere’s Disease
If Meniere’s continues without being cared for, it can lead to permanent hearing loss. If a person is able to identify what triggers his Meniere’s disease, he can lessen the frequency of attacks.
Here are some common triggers:
Meniere’s and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Misalignments in the upper neck vertebrae can bring on symptoms of Meniere’s disease. This is due to the fact that the inner ear and central nervous system are all connected to this area of the body. Communication to and from the brain and body can be hindered by such a misalignment. This means the brain is not getting proper signals about where the body is located. Fluid levels in the ear can also be affected due to incorrect signals.
Correcting upper neck misalignments is our specialty at Schrier Family Chiropractic. We have been trained to find and then correct these problems with a gentle, effective procedure. Patients often report positive results with their symptoms of Meniere’s disease after only a few adjustments. Case studies back this up also.