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Meniere’s Disease: The Underlying Cause and How to Find Help

menieres-disease-the-underlying-cause-and-how-to-find-helpMeniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear brought on by the buildup of too much endolymph fluid. It has the following symptoms:

  • Vertigo: the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning

  • Tinnitus: a ringing or hissing noise in the ears

  • Hearing loss: can become permanent of not cared for properly

  • A feeling of congestion or fullness: usually only one ear is affected

Those in the age range of 20 to 50 years are most often impacted. However, anyone at any time can be afflicted with Meniere’s disease.

What Causes Meniere’s?

It seems as if the buildup of fluid is the main reason that Meniere’s happens. The minute, hair-like sensors inside the ear operate in conjunction with the endolymph fluid to relay messages to the brain about what is taking place in the body. If something changes, pressure, chemical make-up, or volume, the inner ear is unable to function properly. This can lead to Meniere’s disease. Some reasons this may come about can be linked to the following factors:

  • A virus

  • Immune system malfunction

  • A blockage in the ear or an abnormality of the ear’s structure

  • Genetics

  • Migraines

  • Allergies

  • Trauma to the head or neck

Triggers for Meniere’s Disease

There are some influences that can bring about an episode of Meniere’s disease or even make it worse. The following are good things to avoid if you have Meniere’s disease:

  • Caffeine

  • Allergens

  • Alcohol

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco

  • Too much salt (encourages water retention)

  • Head and neck trauma

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Meniere’s Disease

Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we will examine your neck to see if either the C1 or C2 vertebra has moved out of alignment. This has been seen to cause Meniere’s disease. This type of misalignment impacts the brainstem and causes it to send false signals to the brain. By using a gentle method to realign the bone causing the problem, many patients see an improvement in or an end to Meniere’s disease.

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