What is Meniere's Disease
Meniere's Disease is an ear condition that can cause sudden attacks of vertigo, tinnitus, pressure deep inside the ear and even hearing loss. During a Menieres Disease attack, you may feel like everything around is spinning, you may lose balance and experience extreme levels of nausea.
Meniere's Disease Symptoms
- Vertigo - Feel dizziness with a spinning sensation
- Tinnitus - Hearing ringing, roaring, buzzing or anything not caused by an outside source.
- Feeling unsteady on your feet
- Feeling nausea or vomitting
- Having a sudden drop in hearing
How Can A Chiropractor Help Meniere's Disease?
Changing the hydrodynamics (fluid flow) - Our chiropractors can use adjustments to help properly restore the alignment of the upper cervical spine, this allows normal blood and CSF flow into and/or out of the brain. This can help with vertigo, the most common symptom of Manières.
Improve Nervous System Communications - Important nerves that control your coordination, balance, and posture can be thrown off by Meniere's Disease. Our expert chiropractors will put together a detailed plan tailored exactly to your needs and specifications. This plan will help to restore the proper flow of nervous system communications, thus alleviating any symptoms you may have been experiencing.
A study of a 64-year-old woman who had been experiencing neck pain, headaches, arm weakness, vertigo and anxiety as a result of suffering from Meniere's for over three and a half years. She underwent a chiropractic exam that found a vertebral subluxation at C1 (atlas).
She was checked for over 14 months using the knee chest upper cervical specific chiropractic care, which focuses on the alignment of the upper cervical spine and the impact on the nervous system. She experienced significant improvements in her Meniere symptoms, vertigo, headaches and anxiety. As well as this she was also said to of experienced overall better health with strength coming back into her arms and an overall more positive mental outlook.
Meet the Team
Christian is a graduate of the UK's largest and oldest chiropractic institution, the Anglo European College of Chiropractic. Additionally he is one of the very few Europeans to be admitted into the esteemed Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP).
Christian also serves as one of 12 directors on the board for the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO).
Elliott is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is a member of the United Chiropractic Association (UCA), and a member of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organisations (IFCO).
He is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals and providing the best standard of care to enable them to thrive.
Meniere's Disease And The Upper Cervical Spine
Meniere's affects around 0.1% of the population, most commonly between the ages of 20-50 years old. Its symptoms are normally, but not exclusively one-sided in nature. Many of the people whom it affects have had previous issues with migraines, headaches, temporomandibular joint dysfunction or labyrinthitis vertigo. A lot of the time, despite people having a majority of the symptoms, they have no physical problems relating to their ears. This often has these people worried and wondering what exactly is wrong with them.
As chiropractors, we noticed that there was a strong correlation between upper cervical spine dysfunction and Meniere’s disease symptoms. This could be down to several things, such as poor cerebrospinal flow and drainage or even altered blood flow to the brain stem. Misalignment of the upper cervical spine can be the cause of many, if not all, of these problems.
Upper cervical misalignment can also cause dysfunction to the eighth cranial nerve (Vertibulocochlear) leading to many of the MD sensations, most commonly involving balance and special sensations of hearing.
Meniere's Disease Log Book
We have created a resource for sufferers of Meniere's Disease to use in order to track the frequency and intensity of their vertigo attacks, as well as noting triggers and other associated symptoms. Note down the time and date of the attack, tick either "major" or "minor" and note down any other information.
We have both an online version and a downloadable version.
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