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. Suffering from this condition can cause extreme discomfort. Thankfully, you can seek relief and improve your condition by learning about Meniere’s disease and NUCCA.
3 ways to reduce Meniere’s symptoms
Until today, the root cause of Meniere’s remains largely unknown. That’s why the only option for relief is to deal with the symptoms. Here are there ways you can improve your symptoms.
- Reducing salt intake – By doing so, you can significantly decrease fluid retention in your body. Meniere’s disease causes fluid build-up inside the ears. So, by preventing too much fluid retention, you can minimize your ear congestion and pain.
- Avoiding alcohol – Excessive alcohol in the body can constrict your vessels, causing your pain and symptoms to worsen. By limiting or getting rid of alcohol, you can significantly improve your condition.
- Limiting caffeine intake
Traditional management of Meniere’s disease 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?
Now that you know a bit about the condition, you may be wondering how Meniere’s Disease and NUCCA relate with each other. How can chiropractic care help? Is there hope for your symptoms? The answers to these questions all boil down to your neck and spine structure.
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. By correcting the misalignment, you can also fix the distortion and improve the transmission of signals.
Meniere’s Disease and NUCCA – The Secret to Relief
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. Indeed, this proves that Meniere’s Disease and NUCCA go well together. You too can potentially experience relief from your symptoms with NUCCA care.
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- 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.