Vertigo, the false sensation of movement, is one of the primary symptoms of Meniere’s disease, a vestibular condition. Other symptoms include tinnitus (ringing in the ear), a feeling of fullness in the ear, and partial hearing loss. A new case study adds to the mounting evidence that upper cervical chiropractic care is beneficial for vertigo and other vestibular problems.
Results of the Vertigo Case Study
A 45-year-old man sought upper cervical chiropractic care 5 years after diagnosis with Meniere’s (and 12 years after symptoms began). After researchers identified upper cervical subluxation through x-rays, a physical examination, and thermography, they set up a schedule of care. The patient visited the office a total of 34 times and received 22 corrections.
After the 24th visit, the patient was reevaluated. He revealed the elimination of 85% of his symptoms and the correction of his vertigo and hearing loss. After that, the patient continued seeing the upper cervical chiropractor to provide ongoing maintenance. As a result of the improvement, the doctor reduced his visits every 4 to 6 weeks.
Upper Cervical Benefits for Sufferers
This is not the only study to reveal upper cervical chiropractic benefits for vertigo and Meniere’s patients. A 60-patient study saw benefits to all patients and a complete resolution for 80%. Another study involving 139 patients saw dramatic benefits for 136.
All of this evidence points toward upper cervical chiropractic being a natural way to help these symptoms. In fact, in some of the studies, patients with head or neck injuries were prone to vertigo since these injuries are likely to cause misalignments. This makes it especially valuable for someone who experienced head or neck trauma in the past to seek help from an upper cervical chiropractor.
Upper cervical chiropractic can also be a cost-efficient method of care, especially since upper cervical doctors only make adjustments that are necessary and patients can eventually get on a maintenance program that increases the time between visits.