Meniere’s disease can be a difficult condition to live with, especially when it begins to interfere with a person’s quality of life. It can be tough to bear not knowing when the next bout of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss will strike. As a result, someone may have a tendency to avoid making plans knowing that they may get canceled by a sudden attack. How can one deal with this condition effectively? Meniere’s Standard Treatment OptionsYou may feel like there isn’t a good option in the bunch. A low salt diet can take some of the joy out of eating. Commonly prescribed medications provide limited benefits and result in many side effects like dehydration and frequent urination. Injections and surgeries are invasive and not foolproof cures by any means. Is there another place to look for help?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Meniere’s DiseaseResearchers have revealed a link between Meniere’s disease and a misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae. Such a misalignment can result in inhibited Eustachian tube function. It may take a decade or longer for a Eustachian tube lesion to form. As a result, physicians rarely think to connect a diagnosis of Meniere’s with a past traffic accident, sports injury, or another cause of head or neck trauma that may have result in the misalignment and subsequent lesion.
A study, however, was conducted involving 139 Meniere’s patients with a history of whiplash injury. 136 of the 139 participants saw significant improvement in symptoms such as vertigo after upper cervical chiropractic care. Because of these results, it just makes sense for a Meniere’s patient with a history involving concussions, whiplash, or other head and neck injuries to give upper cervical care a try before taking extreme measures like injections or surgery. Call to set up a consultation and learn more about what upper cervical care can do for you.
Burcon MT. Upper cervical specific protocol and results for 139 patients with medically diagnosed meniere’s disease. , J Vertebral Subluxation Res November 14, 2010:1-10.
Dr. Lee Angle
Dr. Lee Angle is originally from southern West Virginia. After having his life changed through Upper Cervical Care he chose to pursue it as a career. He has been practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic for over nine years. Dr. Angle previously worked as a certified personal trainer. This background allows him to educate his patients on proper movement and exercises to speed their recovery and enhance their Upper Cervical Care.