Vertigo is one of the major symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Over a year ago, Tech Times produced an article relating that there was a possible cure being developed for this condition. This report indicated that by making sure the brain is getting proper blood flow, Meniere’s disease can be reduced or even eliminated. This is also thought to be one reason behind migraines.
Understanding Meniere’s Disease and Vertigo
Other than vertigo, Meniere’s has the following symptoms:
- Ringing in the ears called tinnitus
- Hearing loss that can become permanent if not cared for
- A feeling of fullness in the affected ear
Basically, Meniere’s is a disorder of the inner ear that disturbs a person’s balance and hearing. It generally affects people aged 40 to 50. In the USA, as many as 600,000 people have been diagnosed with Meniere’s and another 45,000 get diagnosed each year.
So, the question becomes: what causes a reduced flow of blood to the brain that leads to Meniere’s? Is there anything that can reverse this problem once it has begun?
Vertigo Alleviated by Proper Spinal Alignment
The above study brings up some interesting information. Research has proven that if the tissue in the body is not getting enough blood supply, it can indeed send improper signals to the brain due to lack of oxygen. This can result in vertigo and the other symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Often the lack of proper blood flow can be linked to a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae are responsible for protecting the brainstem. If they become misaligned, by even ¼ of a millimeter, pressure is placed on the brainstem causing problems throughout the central nervous system. This can also impair blood flow. In order to reverse this process, the misalignment needs to be corrected.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to find and correct these small misalignments. This is done by means of a gentle technique that does not require popping or forcing the spine into place. Rather, after a low force correction, the body’s own natural healing ability can take over and repair the damage done, including blood flow regulation. Once the brain is getting proper blood flow and the body is working at its optimum, many patients report seeing their vertigo symptoms improve or even go away completely.
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