Meniere’s Disease Connected to Spinal Misalignment

Posted in Head Pain Disorders Balance Disorder on Feb 19, 2017

Meniere’s disease is a condition that affects the inner ear and leads to hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, vertigo, and tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Meniere’s and similar vestibular conditions can have a detrimental influence on a person’s health and happiness, interfering with daily activities.

The cause of these conditions remains a mystery. However, there is a strong link that has been seen between them and a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. The nerves of the upper neck reach into the ears. Therefore, an injury to the neck or head can lead to a malfunction of the ears.

These nerves also affect the brain leading to such things as hearing loss. The brainstem is located in the area of the upper neck, as well. A misalignment in this area may impede the function of the brainstem and subsequently the nervous system. In addition, it has been noted that whiplash may be a cause of Meniere’s.

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This is due to the fact that whiplash can cause the bones of the neck to become misaligned.

Natural Meniere’s Disease Assistance in North Lakes, Queensland

It may seem odd, but only half of the whiplash injuries are caused by car accidents. The other half is often caused by head or neck trauma brought about by contact sports, a bad fall, or strenuous exercise. In addition, it can take a person up to 15 years before the symptoms become bad enough to cause Meniere’s symptoms.

Often, these health problems are not connected to whiplash that occurred so long ago. When a misalignment is present in the upper neck vertebrae, a lesion can develop affecting the Eustachian tube and leading to hearing loss.

This connection has not been noted in the past, likely due to the amount of time that has passed between the injury and the onset of symptoms. Using a gentle, pain-free technique, I am able to realign the uppermost bones of the spine.

A few adjustments are often all that is needed to see improvement. Many find significant relief over time.   To schedule, a complimentary consultation call our North Lakes Queensland office at 07-3188-9329 

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