Meniere’s disease is a rare vestibular condition (about 0.2% of people have it) that results in vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. One theory on the cause of Meniere’s disease that has been postulated by Italian researchers is Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI). This involves a reduction in blood flow to the head.
A 2009 study was conducted to find a link between CCSVI and MS. A more recent study looked for a connection between blood flow problems and Meniere’s. Out of 312 Meniere’s patients, 89% were also found to have CCSVI.
Helping Meniere’s Disease by Improving Blood Flow
Unfortunately, the researchers in this particular study used a rather invasive method to restore blood flow – a form of angioplasty (PTA). The results of the study were promising with 85% experiencing less vertigo, 70% having a reduced feeling of fullness in the ear, 50% seeing reduced hearing loss, and 35% with less ringing in the ears.
However, you may be looking for a less invasive way to improve blood flow and reduce Meniere’s symptoms. Does such non-invasive relief exist?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Meniere’s Disease
Upper cervical chiropractic helps to improve blood flow by realigning the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These vertebrae are vital in facilitating blood flow to the brain. In one case study involving 139 Meniere’s patients, 97% saw significant improvement in symptoms, vertigo in particular with many seeing this symptom completely resolve. Many patients experienced benefits after just one adjustment. The maximum amount of time it took for benefits to begin was 14 weeks. The only 3 patients who saw no benefits were those who quit the study after only 6 weeks.
Upper cervical chiropractic involves a low force, non-invasive adjustment to the C1 and C2 vertebrae. There is no popping or twisting of the spine as in general chiropractic. Gentle adjustments are not only safe but also last longer, making upper cervical chiropractic a cost-effective way to find natural relief. To learn more, schedule a no-obligation consultation with an upper cervical chiropractor near you.