According to the Mayo Clinic's website: Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. In many cases, Meniere's disease affects only one ear.
The exact treatment for Meniere's disease is still unknown. However, chiropractic help can be fruitful as it can improve health for patients suffering from this disorder.
We will analyze how chiropractic help at our clinic can be useful. Before that, we need to understand what Meniere’s disorder is.
As mentioned earlier, Meniere’s disease impacts the ears most.
But how does it happen?
That's all a little abstract to most people, so, let's break it down a bit. The inner ear is where the real magic of hearing happens, behind the eardrum. Those smallest of the bones in your body conduct sound vibrations to the neural tissue that turn the vibrations into information in your brain.
Problems in this part of the ear are going to cause some interference with your ability to hear well, and, even cause you to hear some sounds that aren't really happening.
This is where Tinnitus comes in. Tinnitus is, essentially, Latin for inappropriate ringing in the ear.
So if you can imagine, or, perhaps you don't have to, a persistent ringing or static sound that obstructs other sounds you actually need to hear. Different people experience different patterns and pitches with Tinnitus, but, the effect is the same: a maddeningly persistent sound that follows you to sleep.
Most people also experience a sensation of fullness in the ear. It's not normal, so, it is pretty distinct from having water in your ear. Many compare it to that feeling you get while gaining elevation right before your ears 'pop' to compensate for the difference in air pressure. This feeling of pressure is attributed to excess fluid in the inner ear.
Multiple agonizing symptoms accompany this disorder. Some of the common symptoms are:
- Ringing in ears - A ringing sensation in the ear is medically termed Tinnitus. This sensation varies from patient to patient however in most cases it is characterized by ringing, vibrating, or buzzing sounds. Coupled with vertigo, Tinnitus further deteriorates health for a Melienere’s patient.
- Consistent episodes of vertigo - Vertigo is a condition in which a patient suffers from head spinning, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. A person with Meniere’s disorder tends to have recurrent episodes of vertigo. Such episodes may vary in time. They can be as short as a few minutes to as long as a few hours.
- Loss of hearing - Hearing loss is a common symptom among Meniere’s patients. This loss may occur for either temporary or permanent periods. However, having a permanent hearing loss in this condition is rare and depends on a lot of other factors.
- A sensation of ear fullness - Ear fullness of ear pressure is a common symptom of Meniere's disease as ears are the most affected part of this condition. Ear fullness is also known as Aural Fullness.
As mentioned previously, the exact cause of Meniere’s disease is unknown. The most common cause is believed to be an abnormal increase in the Endolymph fluid inside the ear. Rest remains a mystery.
Other contributing factors to this condition are listed below:
- Genetics - The cause may be hereditary as genetics can never be ruled out. A person having this disease must have it in family history.
- Blockage in-ears leading to no or incomplete drainage of fluid. This may also be caused by some abnormality.
- Weak immune system - Body defense is crucial to a healthy body. If this is not the case, Meniere’s disease is inevitable.
- Virus - It can be caused by a virus or due to the degeneration of a viral infection.
These were proposed causes. However, none have been separately identified as the problem so a combination of these causes may be the true reason behind this illness.
Meniere’s disease leads to worse conditions. Permanent loss of hearing can be one of them. It is an untreatable condition and a hearing-impaired person is subjected to a lot of social and financial instability. In addition to hearing impairment, Meniere’s disease causes vertigo. The frequent vertigo attacks may be fatal and unexpected.
Such poor health conditions naturally disturb one's mental health and cause anxiety issues.
Treatment through chiropractic help
Fortunately, the advancement in chiropractic practice has increased the chances of treating Meniere’s disease. For those who are unaware, chiropractic practice is not only related to the neck and back but can also effectively improve Melienere’s condition.
At our chiropractic clinic, we tend to provide a complete treatment plan, absolutely per your condition. With minimal side effects and an optimized recovery, we diminish further complications of this condition.
Speaking of maximizing recovery, our plan is focused on restoring the spinal fluid flow and improving the communication of the nervous system.
Using chiropractic practices, the accumulation of fluids in the ear can be readjusted. So that they can flow without disturbing the ears. This can remove painful vertigo and dizziness episodes.
For improvement of the nervous system, a chiropractor can focus on adjusting the neck and back. So, the spine is under no pressure and works better. This can also improve the condition by minimizing the symptoms.
By now, if you are suffering from any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you must see a doctor. In case you already have Meniere’s disease you must go ahead with proper treatment. Seeking chiropractic help is a great option. But finding the right chiropractor is also important. For that, you can always come to us. With our expert team and outstanding facilities, we can help you fight this fatal illness better.