Meniere’s disease is a complicated condition causing great distress to the one suffering from it. Around 600,000 people suffer from Meniere’s disease in the USA. The symptoms generally include:
- Ringing in the ears called tinnitus
- Hearing loss which may become permanent if not cared for
- Issues with balance
The vestibulocochlear nerve sends signals to the brain to let it know where the body is positioned in its environment. It gets its information via the fluid contained within the inner ear. If for some reason the process is hindered, Meniere’s disease can ensue.
New Trials Being Done
The FDA has not approved any specific medication to help care for Meniere’s disease. However, pharmaceutical companies are constantly working on new developments to try to alleviate this condition. One of the latest involves injecting a gel-like substance into the ear. The gel is supposed to release a dose of steroids over a 3-month period to help regulate the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. However, it is still being worked on as the current injections are only lasting 15 minutes. The downside of this method is that it does involve an injection into the ear, and it is not yet available to the public as it is still being tested.
Alleviating Meniere’s Disease Naturally
Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic offers our patients a natural, pain-free method to care for Meniere’s disease. Our understanding of this condition partly comes from a study that involved 139 patients with Meniere’s disease who rated their symptoms (with a rating of 10 being the worst possible) at 8.5 out of 10. They all received care from an upper cervical chiropractor and saw major improvements. Their symptoms now decreased to 1.4 out of 10 after only a couple of adjustments.
One of the most interesting things learned was that each one of the 139 patients reported previous trauma to their head or neck due to anything from a simple fall to a major vehicle accident. This caused them to have a misalignment in the bones of the neck that was corrected using a gentle method similar to what we use here at our Chattanooga, TN office. We have seen consistent results with our Meniere’s disease patients.
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