Vertigo is one of the main symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Episodes of Meniere’s typically last up to 6 hours. Sodium can be responsible for worsening of symptoms. Along with vertigo, Meniere’s is accompanied by:
- Ringing in the ears
- Hearing loss of low tones
Caring for vertigo and Meniere’s often includes taking medications to reduce excess fluid in the ear and reduce signals coming from the nerves of the balance center of the inner ear. While these medications may work short-term, unless the underlying cause of Meniere’s and vertigo are addressed the symptoms can flare up at any time. Often the root cause of vertigo has to do with a misalignment in a person’s upper neck vertebrae.
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How Can Problems in the Upper Neck Lead to Vertigo?
To understand how this is possible, it is important to know how the body functions. The spine has the responsibility of protecting the delicate spinal cord. The spinal cord is vital because it carries all kinds of signals to and from the brain and body. These signals travel through the brainstem. A misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae, particularly the C1 and C2, can place pressure or stress on the brainstem and cause the signals being sent within to become distorted. This can create the right environment for Meniere’s disease and/or vertigo to occur.
At Upper Cervical Hawaii, we have been specially trained to find these tiny misalignments of the neck and then work to deliver a precise adjustment to the specific area they are located in. We do not pop or twist the neck, but rather use a very gentle adjustment method called NUCCA to help the atlas and axis realign. One may wonder if something that sounds so simple actually works.
A study was performed with 139 patients who had Meniere’s disease. Each received specific atlas corrections according to their individual needs. Of these, 136 reported a major reduction in their Meniere’s symptoms—vertigo in particular—and were happy to be able to return to their normal daily routines. We hope to provide our patients with similar results.
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