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Do I Have Meniere’s Disease?

Have you been feeling dizzy lately? Is your ear ringing? If you answered “yes” on both counts, you may have Meniere’s disease. This article will cover the indicators of Meniere’s disease and upper cervical care as a possible remedy. 

The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association doctors have helped many people struggling with Ménière’s disease. In a moment we will take a look at how upper cervical care impacts those suffering with Ménière’s disease. But first let’s take a look at common symptoms associated with the condition.

 

Meniere’s Disease: Common Symptoms

Along with the most common triad of symptoms you may also notice other issues including:

1. Inner ear sounds

The correct medical term is tinnitus. This deceptive condition makes you think you hear something when there is actually nothing. The sounds you likely hear might be similar to a phone ringing, a bee buzzing, fingers snapping, an idle car humming, or your computer mouse clicking. This sounds fancy when you think you are listening to a symphony. But it loses its charm when the noise turns into a shrill. When added to the other symptoms, this is a clear sign of Meniere’s disease.

2. Vertigo

If hearing phantom sounds is not enough, Meniere’s disease also causes imbalance. An afflicted person often feels being spun around, although he is not physically moving. The presence of these first two indicators likely signals vertigo. However, many people only felt dizzy and did not feel the other symptoms at the onset. This is probably why some people are not immediately diagnosed with Meniere’s disease until their cases have progressed.

3. Nausea

The dizzy sensation brought about by vertigo often triggers nausea. The light-headed feeling can make the afflicted want to throw up. 

4. Diarrhea

Aside from the desire to throw up as a result of vertigo, Meniere’s disease can also make your tummy queasy. The onset of diarrhea can make you break out in a cold sweat. At this point, your pulse rate might start to pick up since you are going through a lot.

5. Migraines

A painful, throbbing headache can start if you are feeling tense. People who have vertigo also have to deal with the effects of migraines. When migraine sets in, it can heighten the discomfort caused by Meniere’s disease. Most people often seek assistance from NUCCA doctors to achieve migraine relief. Chiropractors believe there is a link between Meniere’s disease and upper cervical care

6. Fatigue

Dealing with the symptoms caused by Meniere’s disease can leave you drained of your energy. The body aches can leave you feeling wiped out. Some people diagnosed with Meniere’s disease are also unable to sleep well because of tinnitus. Those with migraines tend to be sensitive to environmental factors that can get in the way of complete rest.

7. Irritability

Most people who have Meniere’s disease might become more irritable. The overall discomfort, coupled with the lack of rest, can make them cranky. Add to this the fact that they have an incurable, chronic condition. 

8. Loss of hearing

Losing one of the senses is scary for anyone. The most frightening symptom of Meniere’s disease is the possibility of losing the sense of hearing, particularly in the compromised ear. Hearing loss is very likely to happen to anyone diagnosed with this disease. Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, became deaf in the latter part of his life. Medical experts and historians believe that this was due to an undiagnosed Meniere’s disease. 

 

Meniere’s Disease and Upper Cervical Care through the NUCCA Method

After a thorough evaluation, medical doctors can diagnose Meniere’s disease and provide medications for symptoms. There are various drug options available to address each symptom. But if you are looking for a holistic healing approach, Meniere’s disease and upper cervical care form a great combination.

Upper cervical care focuses on the topmost bones in the neck – the atlas and the axis. In an ideal state, our internal systems can fulfill their functions when the body is aligned. In the real world, however, misalignments occur. Some of them happen quite quickly. A non-painful slip that caused you to land on your backside might not be cause for worry. You might even go back to your day after a quick check showed no visible signs of bruising and swelling. It is even possible that you won’t even think of your slip as the likely cause of a subsequent headache or ear discomfort. The thing is, it might be the source.

Both simple slips and forceful accidents can cause misalignments in the spine. These affect our nerve system. Brain signals can be affected and misinterpreted. Meniere’s disease may be one of the possible ailments that follow.

This is one reason why it is crucial to consider Meniere’s disease and upper cervical care. NUCCA doctors complete thorough assessments to determine misalignments. They use gentle, non-invasive techniques to aid the body in healing itself. A realigned body can lead to relief from vertigo symptoms.

If you would like to find out about the NUCCA approach, check our directory and schedule an appointment with a doctor in your local area.

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