Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear, characterized by vertigo or dizziness, inner ear pressure, low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus and nausea.
Because attacks of vertigo appear suddenly, without warning, the syndrome can be unnerving. Episodes may last from a few hours to 24 hours, and are completely debilitating, leaving sufferers unable to work, drive or even walk normally. Hearing in the affected ear tends to fluctuate and eventually worsens. Currently, there is no cure.
The good news in all this? Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective, all-natural strategy for alleviating Meniere’s disease.
The upper spinal bones (vertebrae) of the neck are called cervical vertebrae. The two cervical vertebrae lying directly beneath the skull are known as C1 and C2. These bones are chiefly responsible for rotation and flexibility of head and neck.
If these vertebrae become even slightly displaced or their motion restricted, vertigo may ensue. Why? Many nerves transmit through the upper cervical spine to and from the brain. Dysfunction in this region may disturb the natural flow of the nerve impulses. This may trigger multiple problems throughout the body. Unless the neck misalignment is addressed, symptoms — such as vertigo — persist.
Realigning vertebrae, especially C1 and C2, may reduce or eliminate vertigo.