Meniere’s disease has been a mystery to the medical community for a century and a half. Excess fluid in the ear is where blame has most commonly been placed, and the fact that this theory is held in high regard in the medical community is shown by the types of medications prescribed for suffers. However, recent studies have revealed a more conclusive connection to injuries of the head and neck. How can whiplash cause Meniere’s?
The Connection Between the Neck and Meniere’s Disease
According to the research performed by an upper cervical chiropractor, an upper cervical misalignment can gradually result in the formation of a lesion on the Eustachian tubes. This lesion is responsible for the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. How long does it take for the lesion to form? In most cases, about 15 years. This explains why the connection was never previously made. Doctors often mistakenly assume a whiplash injury from 15 years ago has long since healed.
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Along the same lines, a study was conduction involving 300 Meniere’s patients, all of whom had suffered whiplash as the result of either a head injury or a car accident. After receiving upper cervical chiropractic care, 97% of the patients experienced a drastic reduction of symptoms. Overall, patients reported a reduction of vertigo severity (a primary symptom of Meniere’s) by more than 90%.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Provides Natural Relief
If you’re tired of pills that bring along side effects and don’t even always seem to work, upper cervical chiropractic may be the natural option you’ve been looking for. By means of gentle and long-lasting adjustments, injuries that took place 15 years ago or more can be helped.
If you are suffering from Meniere’s disease or vertigo and have experienced head or neck trauma in the past, set up a consultation to learn if upper cervical chiropractic is the right choice for you.
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