Meniere’s disease is brought on by a problem of the inner ear that affects the body’s system of balance. Until recently, no one really understood why it happened or how to help it. What is Meniere’s disease? It is known for the following symptoms:
- A sensation of spinning called vertigo
- A ringing in the ears called tinnitus
- Hearing loss in the affected ear
- A feeling of congestion in the affected ear
Meniere’s disease usually affects those in their 40s and 50s. In America, 600,000 people suffer from this condition, while 45,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
Research Leads to Answers for Meniere’s Disease
Some recent research point to hope for those with Meniere’s disease. A group of researchers in Colorado discovered that a group of medical conditions are related to each other due to them all having a temporary blood flow reduction to the brain at their core. These include such conditions as Meniere’s disease and migraines. Therefore, since we know one of the causes, finding out how to help Meniere’s disease is just around the corner.
Regulating Blood Flow Helps Meniere’s Disease
As mentioned above, if not enough blood is reaching the brain, Meniere’s disease can ensue. One reason this may be happening has to do with a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine. If the C1 or C2 vertebra has moved out of place, it can put pressure on the brainstem and cause the brainstem to send improper signals to the brain. This type of misalignment can also constrict blood vessels in the neck, causing a hindrance to blood flow.
Here at True Alignment Chiropractic in Lacey, Washington, we have great success in helping our patients with Meniere’s disease. We use a gentle method that helps the bones of the neck to move back into place more naturally than popping or cracking them. It is a method that is precisely tailored to each patient and has resulted in many seeing an improvement in their Meniere’s disease or seeing it go away entirely.
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