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Meniere’s disease is a chronic condition affecting the inner ear that is expected to worsen over time. Recurring episodes with symptoms such as vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus are caused by an abnormally large quantity of fluid that collects in the inner ear.
Though Meniere’s disease can occur at any age, it’s most likely to develop in adults between the ages of 40 and 60. While no exact cause has been pinpointed, many theories are out there concerning the reason behind why the disease occurs, including allergies, autoimmune reactions, genetic correlations, and viral infection.
Because no cause has been nailed down, relief options also remain limited. Many people who suffer from Meniere’s disease, unfortunately, achieve little to no relief under the traditional relief approaches, which consist of medications to reduce vertigo and nausea, or some type of rehabilitation to the vestibular system. On the other hand, we see great results in our practice utilizing specific upper cervical chiropractic techniques.
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Chiropractic research has shown a connection between a misalignment of the atlas, the topmost vertebra in the spine, and the presence of Meniere’s symptoms. A study of 139 Meniere’s patients showed that all had suffered from an atlas misalignment from a prior injury to the head or neck, and once corrected, 136 of the 139 patients achieved an absence or dramatic reduction of symptoms, particularly vertigo.
At Besso Clinic of Chiropractic, we take the time to understand each patient’s history and we utilize the latest technology to assess whether an atlas misalignment may be at the root of what’s causing your health condition. If so, we restore proper alignment and proper body balance so that your nervous system is able to function optimally. If you’ve taken different approaches to relieving your Meniere’s symptoms without lasting relief, then upper cervical chiropractic is the next logical step.
Burcon MT. Upper cervical specific protocol and results for 139 patients with medically diagnosed meniere’s disease. J Vertebral Subluxation Res. November 14, 2010:1-10.
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