For those suffering from Meniere’s disease, the recommended treatments are many, and diagnosis often involves an ear, nose and throat specialist for a firm conclusion. The symptoms and their accompanying discomfort of this rare disease range from vertigo, temporary hearing loss, tinnitus and a full feeling in the affected ear, providing the sufferer plenty of motivation to find treatments that work. What are the solutions offered and how reliable are they?
Meniere’s Disease Care Proves Unsatisfactory
Doctors often treat Meniere’s disease using pharmaceuticals, which may temporarily relieve symptoms but are not a true solution for the condition. Patients may be more comfortable while living with the condition, but they also must live with the bills and any side effects of the prescriptions provided.
A popular pill that is recommended is a diuretic, which causes more frequent urination while dehydrating the body. The purpose of this is to lower the amount of fluid in the ear, thus decreasing ear pressure, a common symptom for those with Meniere’s disease. Limiting sodium intake also helps the body stay free of unnecessary liquid storage.
Other dietary adjustments may be recommended for Meniere’s sufferers, since certain foods have been found to cause flare ups of symptoms. Smoking, which has been seen to make symptoms worse, would be an excellent habit to avoid as well.
Some Meniere’s treatments are more invasive, such as antibiotic injections directly into the middle ear; however, this could cause permanent hearing impairment. Another alternative is surgery of the vestibular nerve to help brain and nerve connections better support the patient with balance and location.
We’d like to offer a more optimistic and less interfering option for those suffering with Meniere’s.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Alternatives Provide Results
Here at Haan Family Chiropractic, we have found upper cervical chiropractic care to be extensively effective for our patients suffering the effects of Meniere’s disease. The connection to Meniere’s disease and an upper cervical misalignment that can cause a gradual wound in the eustachian tube has been proven through research more convincingly than too much fluid in the ears. This is why it is imperative to tell your doctor of any neck or head injury you may have suffered in the past, even if it was long ago. That head or neck injury could be the root cause of your Meniere’s disease, and with a few gentle adjustments to your neck vertibrae, you could quickly be on the road to recovery.