Meniere’s disease is not one of the more common vestibular conditions, and perhaps that is why so little is understood about this condition besides the fact that it results in vertigo, tinnitus, a feeling of fullness in the affected ear, and partial hearing loss. In the UK, about 160,000 have Meniere’s disease, and there are about 615,000 diagnosed cases in the US.
Meniere’s disease is a chronic condition, but it is not fatal. That doesn’t stop it from being somewhat disabling, however. As a result, researchers have been looking into the underlying cause of the condition. While most research targeted the inner ear in the past, modern research is focusing on the immune system and central nervous system.
This is in harmony with recent research from an upper cervical chiropractor who connected Meniere’s disease to whiplash injuries and upper cervical misalignments via a case study of 300 patients. According to the researcher, the fact that onset of the disease occurs up to 15 years following the initial injury is what has sent the medical community looking in the wrong direction up until this point.
What Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Why Does It Help Meniere’s Disease?
According to the research above, 97% of patients saw significant improvement of symptoms with an average improvement of 90% in vertigo intensity. It is unlikely for these results to be a coincidence when 300 patients were involved. As a result, it makes sense to try upper cervical chiropractic if you have any history of head or neck trauma.
Upper cervical chiropractic is a subspecialty of chiropractic that involves close examination of the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae. Low force corrections are tailored to each patient’s needs. These long-lasting corrections give the body the time it needs to recover from the effects of upper cervical subluxations including:
- Inhibited brainstem function
- Reduced cerebrospinal fluid drainage
- Blood flow interference in the vertebral arteries
To learn more about the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care, contact a practice in your area and schedule a no-obligation consultation.