Meniere’s disease is a tricky ear disease that typically manifests itself in early-to-mid adulthood and can result in a lifetime of vertigo attacks and tinnitus (a constant ringing sound in the ears). Medications that target vertigo symptoms or generalised fluid retention help to alleviate some of the disease’s life-altering effects. Traditional treatments, however, can be ineffective because of various factors likely cause Meniere’s disease. Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on the other hand, has the potential to significantly reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of this aggravating ear disease.
Meniere’s disease is a chronic inner ear disorder that causes dizziness and hearing loss in patients. It usually only affects one ear and, once developed, can last a lifetime. Doctors believe that multiple causal factors contribute to Meniere’s disease, but these factors all result in an abnormality with the natural fluid of the inner ear. Meniere’s disease, like many chronic conditions, can be managed and reduced in severity over time if properly treated. Meniere’s disease has no known direct cause because the inner ear fluid abnormalities that cause it can result from infections, auto-immune dysfunctions, genetic disorders, or even physical blockages to the ear’s natural drainage system.
Chiropractic Treatment Relieves Meniere’s Disease Dizziness
A case study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2010 found that a 40-year-old woman’s Meniere’s disease symptoms improved dramatically after receiving regular chiropractic treatments. The woman’s tinnitus and vertigo had decreased after two weeks of treatment, and her symptoms had entirely resolved after three months. Moreover, during a two-and-a-half-year follow-up, any recurrence of Meniere’s disease caused by her treatments resolved on its own (or with a single chiropractic session).
While the variety of direct causes may affect Chiropractic’s efficacy as a treatment for Meniere’s disease, this case study’s enormous success in essentially eliminating the disease’s daily life impacts means that it should be regarded as a viable primary treatment. In addition, Chiropractic’s success in symptom relief may be due to its ability to clear blockages below the ears and restore brain-body nervous system communication, thus restoring proper inner ear functionality.