Only a very small fraction or about 0.2% of the population get Meniere’s disease. It is such a small number that it’s rare to find people who actually know what this condition is all about.
In simplest terms, Meniere’s Disease is a disorder that afflicts a person’s inner ear. It is not a life-threatening condition but it seriously disrupts a person’s daily life.
Though most people are unaware of it, this ailment has been around for quite some time. The disease’s name comes from the French doctor Prosper Meniere who first documented its signs and symptoms way back in 1861. He was the first to hypothesize that inner ear problems lead to extreme dizziness and other harsh experiences that accompany this type of affliction.
By working to find ways to help the deaf-mute, he was able to document, study, and make conclusions about how damage to the inner ear results in a number of ailments, which include vertigo, tinnitus, and loss of hearing. His pioneering work is the foundation that was used by succeeding generations of doctors, researchers, and scientists.
However, truth be told, most people are still unaware of the signs and symptoms of this disease and how best to find relief from its ill effects.
Signs and Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease
People who have received upper cervical care in Dublin learn about some of the common signs and symptoms of this condition which include:
- Vertigo – a debilitating symptom that makes a person feel extremely dizzy. The spinning dizziness usually lasts for about 20 minutes up to several hours at a time.
- Tinnitus – a ringing in the ear that can also be painful. When complications arise, it can even include a buzzing sound and interfere with one’s hearing.
- Loss of hearing – a really serious effect or symptom, some who developed the disease report that they also lost their sense of hearing.
- A stuffy or full feeling in the ear
- Erratic eye movements
By knowing these signs and symptoms, people who struggle with the disease can have more productive consultations with their healthcare providers. Even when they consider alternative methods, people’s basic knowledge about the disease helps them choose the appropriate method or technique to find relief from these symptoms.
The Role of the Neck in Meniere’s Disease
In the past, everybody was just concerned about the inner ear. Today, more and more people realize the role of the neck in getting help for Meniere’s disease. According to individuals who have years of experience in providing upper cervical care in Dublin, a person’s neck has a lot to do with the development of the disease and how it can be managed or addressed as a health concern.
In one case study that involved at least 300 people, it was learned that there is a connection between Meniere’s disease and upper cervical misalignment.
When the atlas bone (C1 vertebrae) and the axis bone (C2 vertebrae) are not in proper position, a person is also prone to develop lesions in the inner ear. There are tubes that function to drain excess fluid from within the inner ear. When not drained, this fluid causes compression or blockage of certain nerves in that area of the head.
In the case of Meniere’s Disease, trauma is the most common culprit. Instead of accumulation of fluid in the inner ear, a hard blow or accidental head trauma forces the C1 and C2 bones to go out of alignment. This disruption leads to all sorts of health issues including the development of pain along the spinal column, a situation that brings pain to different parts of the body.
Conventional Approaches to Find Relief
People with Meniere’s Disease typically seek relief in medications. Others undergo physical therapy in tandem with a good, healthy diet. The more extreme cases get better through decompression surgery, the goal of which is to reduce pain and discomfort by taking away anything that puts weight or stress on a person’s nerves near the ears.
For some, physical therapy is already a good and effective way to reduce the ill effects of the disease. Others claim to also benefit from counseling, somehow proving the power of words to help control pain.
Upper Cervical Care in Dublin California
When looking for upper cervical care in Dublin, going to Vital Life Wellness Center is always a good place to start. At the center, they work on restoring the proper position of the upper cervical spine. The techniques they use are anchored on three principles:
- Focus – The upper cervical chiropractor knows the crucial role of the C1 and C2 bones in the overall health of people. The techniques for upper cervical care enable the atlas and axis bones to regain alignment while, at the same time, getting rid of any nerve compression that disrupts the entire central nervous system.
- Precision – With the use of the latest technology in diagnostic imaging including digital x-rays and thermal scans, upper cervical chiropractors are able to detect misalignments and perform much-needed adjustments.
- Gentle – Best of all, these chiropractic adjustments are gentle and applicable to people regardless of sex, age, or any other physical characteristic.
This disease need not be a mystery. With an open mind and a desire to regain full health, any person can get the information he or she needs from the upper cervical chiropractor. Indeed, it is not just about pain relief. It is also about empowering people by helping them get a better grasp of the health issues they have. They are also educated about various options available, both conventional and alternative, to get pain relief and optimal health.
If you are suffering from Meniere’s disease or any other painful condition, visit Vital Life Wellness today or go to our website for more information.
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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is 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, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/