Meniere’s disease is a combination of symptoms that commonly begin with fluctuating episodes of hearing loss that eventually progress to attacks of vertigo, dizziness, and tinnitus. In addition to these hallmark symptoms of the condition, many Meniere’s disease sufferers can also have anxiety, nausea, cold sweats, and vision changes during an attack. Once an attack subsides, a period of extreme fatigue or exhaustion may occur, which might last for many hours.
The exact cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t fully understood, and many theories as to its origins have been proposed over the years. Some of the most popular ones include:
Although there remains little agreement as to cause, what is known is that Meniere’s disease produces recurring episodes as a result of an abnormal accumulation of fluid called endolymph within the inner ear.
Regardless of the reason for the excess fluid accumulation within the inner ear, there is one thing that can be certain. Your nervous system controls the function of all of the other systems in the body. This includes your body’s ability to regulate fluid retention normally, to correctly process where it’s located in space (contributing to a sense of balance), and your sense of hearing. All of the body’s functions rely on normal nerve function.
Upper cervical chiropractic, which is our focus at the Besso Clinic, aims to restore normal nervous system function by addressing the source of a person’s condition. More specifically, we look at the alignment of the vertebra that is positioned at the junction between the head and the neck. This vertebra, the atlas, provides a passageway for the brainstem, which controls many of these automatic body functions. When the atlas misaligns, it can compromise this function, leading to the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Our adjustments are precise and gentle, and if an atlas misalignment is a contributing factor to your condition, having it corrected can lead to long lasting, natural relief.
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