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Meniere's Disease 4 Commonly Observed Symptoms

Meniere’s disease affects a small percentage of the American population. And yet, it’s one of the most common conditions that our patients complain about. As people practicing upper cervical in Little River, we make it our goal to provide adjustments to help resolve Meniere’s four main symptoms.

Have you ever wondered what these symptoms could be? How can they affect your life? More importantly, how can fixing neck bone misalignments help you experience relief? Let’s investigate further in the discussion below

#1. Vertigo

Dealing with vertigo attacks can be quite stressful. It leaves you incapacitated for hours as you try to find your balance. Vertigo doesn’t seem like a serious problem to some people until it causes tripping, falling, or slipping. Thousands of people in the USA experience this symptom, and it can arise from various underlying concerns besides Meniere’s disease.

Some of the other known causes of vertigo episodes include vestibular neuritis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acoustic neuroma, and multiple sclerosis. When an attack starts, you should try to find a safe and comfortable place to rest in while you recuperate. As much as possible, avoid moving a lot to reduce the severity of your dizzying spells.

#2. Fluctuating hearing loss

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can cause fluctuating or permanent hearing loss. When doctors diagnose the disease, they conduct a hearing test to assess its impact on a patient’s hearing ability.

If you’re in the early stages of the disease, chances are you will only experience hearing loss for low-frequency sounds. However, if the disorder has progressed, you may not be able to hear even the high-frequency tones. It’s crucial to have your situation addressed as early as possible because it can result in permanent hearing ability loss if prolonged.

#3. Ringing in the ear or tinnitus

Tinnitus is another symptom of Meniere’s. It causes you to hear a buzzing or ringing sound inside your ears. Statistics reveal that around 15 percent of the US population experiences this condition. However, if your tinnitus stems from Meniere’s disease, you’ll notice that it only occurs in one ear. Also, its intensity tends to vary from person to person.

Some might experience mild ringing sounds, while others might have it worst as they hear louder and longer buzzing in their ear. Unfortunately, unlike vertigo episodes, tinnitus is a far less investigated symptom of Meniere’s. The only known fact about it so far is that it tends to worsen due to some dietary factors such as caffeine abuse, frequent exposure to noise, and temporomandibular joint problems.


#4. Ear congestion

Last on the list of common Meniere’s disease symptoms is ear congestion. If you have this symptom, you feel an uncomfortable fullness inside the ear. This undue pressure comes from the abnormal buildup of fluids inside the ear causes such a painful sensation. Many research points to this as the possible root cause of Meniere’s. However, more recent findings suggest that poor drainage of fluids from the head may be due to the following events:

  • Previous viral infections in the ear
  • Neck or head trauma
  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Family history of Meniere’s disease

Managing Meniere’s Disease

Research done on upper cervical health reveals that you can manage Meniere’s disease by getting chiropractic adjustments. If you previously got into an accident and suffered from a head or neck trauma, you likely have misaligned neck bones. With proper, precise, and gentle neck bone adjustments, you can correct the problem and find a better way to manage your symptoms.

Besides turning to upper cervical in Little River, you might also find relief with the following remedies:

  • Limiting sodium intake – This will help you prevent excessive water reabsorption that can exacerbate your ear congestion and other symptoms.
  • Avoiding caffeine and tobacco products - Like salt or sodium, caffeine and nicotine can also contribute to fluid accumulation inside the ears.
  •  Undergoing positive pressure therapy – This may come in handy in managing vertigo attacks. It involves applying pressure inside the middle ear using a device called a Meniett pulse generator.

Lasting Meniere’s Disease Relief with Upper Cervical in Little River

Most of the time, it’s more practical to get to the bottom of a condition. This way, you can experience long-term relief. Remedies, such as those we enumerated above, tend to provide short-term benefits. After a while, their effects would eventually wear out, and you’re left struggling with the same problems again. Thankfully, you now have a more promising option with an upper cervical in Little River.

As we have discussed earlier, correcting spinal misalignment may provide a greater sense of relief if you have Meniere’s disease. The procedure aims to remove undue pressure on the body, especially the spinal column and the brainstem.

With your neck bones’ neutral position restored, drainage of excess fluid inside the ear shortly follows. This helps you get rid of the uneasiness brought by ear congestion. It can also potentially improve your vestibular system’s health, allowing you to experience lesser vertigo attacks. If you had a neck or head trauma before, it would help to assess your spinal alignment. It may have been causing your Meniere’s symptoms after all this time.

Here at Southern Spinal Care, you can receive adjustments through the upper cervical in Little River. Guided by advanced digital imaging tests and a thorough assessment of your medical history, we can create a customized approach to caring for your misaligned spine.

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