Treatment for Meniere's Disease at Health First Chiropractic Marysville
Meniere's disease is an elegant-sounding name for a condition that is anything but pretty in its effects on your health and function. This inner-ear problem is notorious for causing a variety of unpleasant, even debilitating symptoms, from vertigo-like dizzy spells to hearing loss. But however helpless you may feel, help is indeed on hand. Our experienced chiropractor at Health first Chiropractic Marysville can make upper cervical adjustments to normal nerve function and (quite literally) restore balance to your body.
The Puzzling Problem of Meniere's Disease
The inner ear plays critical roles on both hearing and balance. As the final stop for sound waves traveling through the ear, the inner ear conveys vibrations directly to the auditory nerve for processing by the brain. The fluid-filled inner ear also contains the vestibular system, which is directly responsible for your sense of balance and vertical orientation. When one aspect of the inner's ear's function is compromised, the other may be as well.
This is often the case in Meniere's disease, a condition in which an abnormal fluid level inside the inner ear creates fluctuations in pressure. No one is certain why some people are vulnerable to Meniere's disease, which commonly strikes after the age of 40. It's possible that many different issues can act as triggers, including migraines, blockages in the ear's drainage system, infections, allergies, immune system dysfunction, head trauma, and genetics. Meniere's disease can leave you suffering from:
- Dizziness, including the spinning sensations associated with vertigo
- Temporary or permanent hearing loss, beginning with the lower frequencies
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Uncomfortable feelings of pressure on the affected side of the head
The Value of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments
Meniere's disease can be successfully treated by addressing issues that are preventing normal nerve signaling in the upper cervical area. A spinal misalignment in this area can easily interfere with the function of nerves close to the brainstem, including the vestibulocochlear nerve involved in relaying hearing and balance information. More generally, upper cervical spinal adjustments can improve nerve signaling between the brain and multiple systems in the body -- including the immune system, that governor of allergic reactions and defender against viruses.
Our Marysville chiropractor, Dr. Robert Clarke, has over 300 hours of advanced upper cervical training, ensuring that his upper cervical adjustments are safe, painless and effective. He employs a specialized technique called the Blair Upper Cervical Technique to make pinpoint-accurate corrections with the least motion possible. A series of such sessions could produce dramatic reductions in your Meniere's symptoms. Our emphasis on full body wellness means that we may also recommend other measures such as low-fat, low-sodium diet to enhance your improvement.
Contact Our Chiropractor for Evaluation and Treatment
You have more power to combat the ill effects of Meniere's disease than you thought -- so take advantage of it. Call Health First Chiropractic Marysville at (360) 658-1987 to schedule an evaluation and treatment!