Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It is usually accompanied by the following:
- A spinning sensation known as vertigo
- Feeling nauseated
- Loss of hearing that can become permanent if not cared for
- A ringing in the ears called tinnitus
This condition can hit anyone at any time. It does not discriminate, as Kristin Chenoweth can attest to. She is an actress who had a severe bout of Meniere’s come up. It happened after an injury she endured on the set of a TV show in 2013. The lighting rig accidentally fell on her, giving her a concussion, three cracked teeth, a skull fracture, and injuries to her hips, neck, and ribs. The trauma to the head is probably to blame for the onset of Meniere’s disease.
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Help Available for Meniere’s Disease
Here at Providence Chiropractic in Edmonton, Alberta, we offer our Meniere’s patients an alternative to traditional care. We focus our attention on the top bones of the spine – the C1 and C2 vertebrae. Because of the location, shape, and mobility of these bones, they are more vulnerable to damage than other areas of the spine. These bones have the vital job of protecting the brainstem. However, when they are out of alignment, they can actually put pressure or stress on the brainstem, causing it to malfunction. This means improper signals about the body’s location in its environment can be sent to the brain, leading to Meniere’s disease. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow can also be affected.
We employ use a special method that helps the bones to realign themselves more naturally than popping and cracking the spine. This method is very gentle and precise, allowing for a longer-lasting adjustment. Most patients see a dramatic decrease in their symptoms of Meniere’s, while others see it go away entirely.