Meniere’s Disease — Unlocking the Mystery
Vertigo is a common condition that will be experienced by as much as 40% of the population, and it is the primary symptom of Meniere’s disease. It can be very disorienting to feel like one is spinning or that the room is spinning. What causes vertigo? Many find that the condition sets in after an accident or fall that involves a head or neck injury. This is true for those suffering from Meniere’s as well.
What Are the Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease?
Meniere’s is a rare vestibular condition that combines vertigo with several other symptoms. Most have a feeling of pressure inside the affected ear as well as some hearing loss. Tinnitus is another common symptom. This involves a ringing in the affected ear and may be very severe at times.
Most people who experience Meniere’s don’t see the onset of symptoms until middle age. One theory behind this is that upper cervical misalignments are to blame for the some of the symptoms. However, it can take 10 to 15 years for a misalignment to cause the symptoms. According to one case study involving 300 Meniere’s patients, injuries in the patient’s history were often not connected to the symptoms because the experiences were a decade old or more.
Upper Cervical Care for Meniere’s Patients
If you suffer from vertigo or other symptoms of Meniere’s disease, don’t ignore them as something you just have to live with. Come and see us at Perkins Family Wellness to learn what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you. If your condition is related to an upper cervical subluxation, a gentle adjustment may be all that is needed to set you on the path to better health. Especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, you may see many improvements in overall well-being.
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