If you suffer from spontaneous bouts of Vertigo, and you also deal with random periods of hearing loss, as well as hearing ringing and feeling fullness or pressure in your ear, then you may suffer from Meniere’s Disease.
Of course, of all of the symptoms of this disease of the inner ear, the one that is the most burdensome is Vertigo, which is the sensation of a room spinning or rotating when it’s not. It can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 24 hours, and a person who experiences it may also experience nausea and/or vomiting. A person may continue to experience imbalance and fatigue for the next day or two.
Another symptom of Meniere’s disease is hearing loss, but it is usually not permanent, and it usually only occurs in one ear. There are instances when it may occur in both ears, but that is not the norm, and it is usually a loss of the ability to hear low tones. It is important to realize that what starts out as temporary can become permanent, which means it’s important not to let this issue go unchecked.
Along with the hearing loss, someone who suffers from Meniere’s disease may also feel fullness or pressure in their ears. This can occur before or during an attack of Vertigo. They may also suffer from Tinnitus, which is often the result of hearing loss.
Vertigo and Meniere’s
Not everyone knows the pain of suffering through an attack of Vertigo. Have you ever been on one of those rides at the carnival where you stand harnessed along the perimeter, and it spins around? Imagine that you suffer from that same feeling that everything is spinning, but when it’s not.
A person who suffers from that spinning sensation is rendered unable to do many of the things other people can do every day. And it affects them the most when there is movement involved. It can become so bad that those who suffer from it may be bed-ridden until their episode ends, which may be days.
Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease Cures
While no one is sure of the cause of Meniere’s disease, there is a theory among upper cervical chiropractors that it is due to a structural problem in the spine. The damage begins when a misalignment in the first bone in the neck irritates a nerve that controls a person’s equilibrium and hearing.
The good news is that while a misalignment of the upper cervical spine can lead to this nerve damage, realigning the top two bones in the spine can reverse that damage. That means the brain will be able to communicate with the body once again, thus allowing for the body to begin to heal itself. Come back next week, and we’ll continue to look at how upper cervical chiropractic can benefit people who battle Vertigo and Meniere’s disease.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com