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Chiropractic Treatment for Meniere's Disease

People diagnosed with Meniere’s disease experience recurring episodes of buzzing, ringing and roaring noises, usually in one ear, accompanied by the feeling that the room is spinning around them. This type of dizziness (vertigo occurs) without warning and may also cause nausea, headache, and confusion until the episode passes. Attacks of vertigo and hearing impairment may happen frequently over a few days before disappearing for a while. Some people with Meniere's disease may suffer single episodes separated by long periods absent of attacks.

Man getting checked for Meniere's Disease.

Do You Have Meniere's Disease?

Symptoms of Meniere’s disease may be mild or severe. Some people experience “drop attacks,” or episodes of vertigo that force them to lose their balance and fall. Doctors aren't sure why Meniere's disease develops; they do know that symptoms occur due to excessive fluid in the labyrinth of the ear. A bi-sectional area located in the inner ear, the labyrinth and its compartments contain fluid that maintains a person's sense of balance. This fluid sends electrochemical signals to the brain indicating movement and position of the body in space. When too much fluid accumulates in the ear's labyrinth, hearing and balance problems can occur indicative of possible Meniere's disease.

Cause of excess fluid build-up in the labyrinth range from clogged Eustachian tubes (into which the inner ear drains) and overproduction of fluid to bacterial infection and prior history of head, neck or whiplash injury. Cervical trauma often creates misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae that may put pressure on the brainstem and interfere with areas of the brain involved in balance and equilibrium. For people who have suffered whiplash or other upper back and neck injuries in the past, symptoms of Meniere's disease may not emerge for up to a decade after the original injury.

Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville Provides Diagnosis and Treatment for Meniere’s Disease

Your upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville may use the Blair upper cervical system to analyze and adjust misalignments in the cervical vertebrae located at the top of the human spine. Because misalignment of cervical vertebrae can interfere with drainage of excess fluid from the labyrinth, the Blair upper cervical technique is often used to relieve fluid build-up in the labyrinth by realigning vertebrae to facilitate drainage of fluid from the inner ear into the Eustachian tube.

Contact Our Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville Today!

If you suffer episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus or other symptoms of Meniere’s disease, call us to schedule an appointment with our upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville today. The chiropractors at Health First Chiropractic not only have the training, experience, and tools essential for diagnosing and treating Meniere’s disease but are also skilled in utilizing a wide variety of other pain management services. Dr. Robert Clarke has undergone 300 hours of advanced training in the upper cervical spine and received certification in the Blair Upper Cervical technique. Make your appointment for diagnosis and treatment of Meniere’s disease by contacting us at 360-658-1987.

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