Chiropractic Balances the Menieres Disease Ear
By Chris Brown
Typically revealing itself in early-to-mid adulthood, Meniere's disease is a tricky ear disease that can result in a lifetime of vertigo attacks and tinnitus (a constant ringing sound in the ears). Medications focused on relieving vertigo symptoms or generalized fluid retention help reduce some of the life-impacting aspects of the disease. However, because Meniere's disease is likely caused by a wide range of factors, traditional treatments can be hit-or-miss in effectiveness. The symptoms of this frustrating ear disease, however, have the potential to be greatly reduced or even eliminated by chiropractic spinal manipulation.
Meniere's disease is a chronic inner ear affliction that causes dizzy spells and hearing loss in sufferers. Typically, it only involves one ear and, once it develops, can last a lifetime. Doctors believe that there may be multiple causal factors that contribute to Meniere's disease, but these factors ultimately result in an abnormality with the natural fluid of the inner ear. As with many chronic conditions, Meniere's disease can be managed and reduce in severity over time, if properly treated. The direct cause of Meniere's isn't known because the inner ear fluid abnormalities that cause it can arise from infections, auto-immune dysfunctions, genetic disorders, or even physical blockages to the ear's natural drainage system.
Chiropractic Settles the Meniere's Disease Dizziness
A 2010 case study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found incredible improvement of Meniere's disease symptoms following regular chiropractic treatments for a 40-year-old woman. Following two-weeks of treatment, the woman's tinnitus and vertigo had reduced, and within three months her symptoms resolved completely. In a 2 1/2-year follow-up, any recurrence of Meniere's disease following her treatments quickly resolved on its own (or with a single session of chiropractic). While its range of direct causes may cause a variance in chiropractic's efficacy as a treatment for Meniere's disease, this case study's enormous success at essentially eliminating the disease's daily life impacts means that it should be viewed as a viable primary treatment. Chiropractic's success at symptom relief may be due to its ability to free up blockages below the ears and restore the brain-body nervous system communication, restoring proper functionality to the inner ears.
The Joint Chiropractic may reduce the symptoms of Meniere's disease for some patients with efficient and effective spinal manipulation treatments. The Joint offers convenient and low-cost walk-in sessions without the need for bothersome insurance forms. Plus, with more than 600 clinics nationwide, follow-up relief is never far away. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by taking a chance on The Joint today and ending the endless ear ringing and dizzy spells caused by the inner ear dysfunction of Meniere's disease.
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