Ménière’s Disease and NUCCA

Ménière's Disease and NUCCA If you or someone you know is struggling with Ménière’s disease you know that off-balance feeling. One ear is ringing and it is difficult to hear. Vertigo or dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss are the triad of symptoms typically found in Ménière’s disease. Symptoms last between 1 and 6 hours; however, some rare cases involve episodes that last up to 24 hours.

3 ways to reduce Meniere’s symptoms include:

  • Reducing salt intake
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Limiting caffeine intake

Traditional management of Meniere’s includes a diuretic to reduce inner ear fluid, injections, and/or surgery. NUCCA provides a potential natural option for those affected by this debilitating disease.

How Is My Spine Related to Meniere’s Disease?

Did you know that your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord? Your spinal cord is responsible for sending signals to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your neck) misaligns, this creates distortion of those signals along the spinal cord. This can lead to improper signals being sent to the brain, potentially leading to Meniere’s symptoms.

NUCCA is unique in its approach to the spine. Through precise x-rays, the exact position of your atlas misalignment is determined. This allows for a gentle correction, uniquely tailored to you. There is no twisting, popping, or cracking involved in a NUCCA correction. Over time, less corrections are needed because of the specificity of this approach. When your atlas is in proper alignment, it allows for proper signals to travel along your spinal cord. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Jones et al. described a case of a 52-year-old male who suffered from Meniere’s disease. After 5 weeks of NUCCA care (in which he received 4 corrections), the patient reported a 60% decrease in Meniere’s-related symptoms.

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  2. Jones M, Salminen B. Meniere’s Disease Symptomatology Resolution with Specific Upper Cervical Care. J Upper Cerv Chiro Res. 2012;2012(Marchhttp://uppercervicalsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2012_1196_menieres.aspx):31-39.