menieres-disease-can-the-underlying-cause-be-in-the-neckMeniere’s disease can be very frustrating for the person who has to cope with it. It comes with such symptoms as ringing in the ears (tinnitus), a feeling of congestion or fullness in the affected ear, vertigo (a spinning sensation), and hearing loss that may become permanent if not cared for properly. Meniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear. It can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life and social interactions.

The exact cause of Meniere’s disease remains a mystery among the medical community. However, a connection has been made between Meniere’s disease and a misaligned bone of the neck. The nerves of the upper neck extend into the ears. This can cause a malfunction in the ears if a bone of the upper neck is out of place. This is what causes hearing loss. The brainstem is located in the upper neck area as well. A misaligned bone can put the brainstem under stress and cause it not to function properly, negatively impacting the central nervous system. Another link has been seen between whiplash and Meniere’s disease. This is most likely due to whiplash causing the top bones of the neck to misalign.

Finding Relief for Meniere’s Disease

You may find it interesting to learn that only half of all whiplash accidents come about due to a car accident. The rest of them happen when you endure another injury to your head or neck due to a serious fall, strenuous exercise, or a sports injury. It can also take as many as 15 years for symptoms to begin appearing. Therefore, many people do not connect Meniere’s disease to their whiplash that happened so many years in the past. Why does it take so long?

A lesion begins to develop when a misalignment is present in the upper neck vertebrae. This lesion affects the eustachian tube, causing hearing loss. As the lesion grows, the problem increases. It can take a long time for the lesion to get bad enough to cause Meniere’s disease.

We use a gentle method to realign the bones of the neck and correct the problem. If you have endured a trauma to the head or neck, or if you are currently suffering from Meniere’s disease, do not hesitate to get the help you need by visiting an upper cervical chiropractor.

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