Meniere’s Disease Treatment Brisbane

Posted in Head Pain Disorders on 11/30/2021 01:07 AM

When it comes to treatment for Meniere’s Disease in Brisbane, one of the most important things that you need to look actually has nothing to do it your ears. It has everything to do with your neck. Think about it for a moment. If you’ve been to all the Meniere’s Disease specialists in Brisbane looking for treatment options that may work for you, and if you’ve already had all the CT and MRI scans, but everything keeps coming back as “NORMAL,” what that means, most likely, is that it isn’t your brain or your ear that is the actual problem.

If that is the case, you can try to treat Meniere’s Disease with all the medications in the world, but they won’t quite work. Why? Because if the cause and treatment for Meniere’s Disease is physical, then only a physical solution will work.

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It certain sounds strange that Meniere’s Disease could be connected with your neck, and that having your neck treated in just the right way in Brisbane could make all the difference for your Meniere’s Disease. And yes, this is something we commonly see in our own practice! As a brief explanation, the vertebrae in the upper part of your neck - called the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2) - have an intimate relationship with your brainstem and also with blood flow to the balance centres of your brain. Researchers have long noted a link that when the alignment of these vertebrae are offset, even by a few millimetres, they can affect the normal function of the brain. 

And because the centres of the brain involved with balance, hearing and equilibrium and directly in the firing line, syndromes such as Meniere’s Disease are exceptionally common consequences. However, there is a silver lining here. It means that if you have been looking for Meniere’s Disease Treatment options in Brisbane but you have NOT considered the possibility that it could be your neck causing the problem, you may have other options that can help.

How can I Tell if Meniere’s Disease is coming from my Neck?

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If you might suspect that Meniere’s Disease could be coming from your neck, and that you need treatment in Brisbane to help, there are usually a few additions things that are the tell-tale sign.

Foremost, you would probably also be experiencing a few other symptoms associated with an atlas-axis misalignment problem.

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neck or Shoulder Pain
  • Fullness in the Head, Pressure inside the skull or “Brain Fog”
  • Jaw Pain or Clicking
  • Eye strain

These are just some of the common ones! You see, something like Meniere’s Disease doesn’t just happen fo no reason. We find it is frequently the evolution of other symptoms you already experience that so happens to affect the centres of your brain responsible for balance and hearing

How is an Atlas Treatment Different than other Treatments in Brisbane for Meniere’s Disease?

It is possible that you have considered the possibility that your neck could be involved with Meniere’s Disease. If so, you may have sought treatment options in Brisbane for Meniere’s Disease with Menerie’s Disease specialist, a physiotherapist, a chiropractor or also a massage therapist. However, you may have found only temporary or mild relief. The major difference when people with Meniere’s Disease have a problem with their neck, is that we know that the direction and degree of misalignment is different in every person. Therefore, you have to take a personalised approach to care.

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Our practice, Atlas Health, is the premier leader in what is known as “Upper Cervical Care” in Brisbane with treatment options for people wit Meniere’s Disease. Upper cervical care is a special division of chiropractic that focuses on the exact alignment of the atlas, axis and other vertebrae in your neck. The major difference is that we do not use massage, manipulation, twisting or cracking. Instead, we take a focused approach involving detailed physical and neurological testing, and also specialised diagnostic imaging not of your head, but of your neck so that we can determine the exact degree of misalignment in your neck. With this information, we are able to design a course of case - customised for your unique needs - to help maximise the chances that care will help resolve your condition.

In this way, upper cervical care isn’t a treatment for the effect of Meniere’s Disease. Upper cervical care is a holistic approach to the body that works on the premise that when the atlas and axis are moving the way that they are designed and without putting prettier on the nerves or blood vessels that supply the brain, that your body can function and heal the way that it is designed. Believe it or not, Meniere’s Disease is far more common that you would otherwise believe. We see people from all over Brisbane and Australia on a daily basis who have been dealing with the challenges of Meniere’s Disease and looking for treatment options. So in this way, we believe that we are uniquely qualified to be able to offer a valuable solution that may well be a piece to the puzzle in getting your life back. Although we can never guarantee results, the one guarantee we can make is that we will do our very best.

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