Vertigo is an extremely common symptom, and Meniere’s disease is rather rare. Thus, several other factors come into play when determining if vertigo has a connection to Meniere’s or not. Let’s take a closer look at the symptoms of Meniere’s disease as well as a natural way to find relief.
The Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease
There are four primary symptoms that accompany Meniere’s disease. It is important to keep in mind that this condition generally affects one ear only.
- Vertigo – A false sensation of motion that may present as spinning, rocking, or tilting
- Tinnitus – A ringing, buzzing, or rushing sound in the ear
- Hearing loss – The affected ear may partially lose hearing
- A feeling of fullness in the ear – Pressure builds in the affected ear
Since there is no specific test for Meniere’s, this condition must be diagnosed clinically. The underlying cause of vertigo is rarely identified. It is thus considered to be idiopathic.
Getting to the Root of Meniere’s
In order to get natural relief, finding the underlying cause of Meniere’s is vital. While the same cause does not exist for all patients, upper cervical chiropractors have found that if a misalignment exists in the atlas vertebra (C1) that this can result in a Eustachian tube lesion that leads to the above symptoms.
Research involving 139 Meniere’s patients helps to show the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic, especially when it comes to vertigo. At the start of the study, the patients had an average vertigo severity of 8.5 out of 10. By the end of two years of upper cervical care, the average severity went down to just 1.4 out of 10. It is interesting to note that all of the patients in the study had a history of trauma resulting in whiplash (often undiagnosed).
If you are suffering from Meniere’s and vertigo, especially if you have a history of trauma to the head or neck, seek out an upper cervical practitioner in your area. You may find that a few gentle adjustments can make a world of difference.