What does Meniere's disease entail? It is an inner ear problem that causes tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, one-sided hearing loss, and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the affected ear. Vertigo, or a spinning sensation, can come on suddenly and be quite severe for about a minute, and then it begins to decrease. When this happens, the person may become pale, start to sweat, and experience nausea. These symptoms may remain for a few days after an episode.
It is estimated that 615,000 people residing in the USA have Meniere's disease. It generally occurs between the ages of 40 to 60. However, any age group can develop it, including children.
Since this condition is chronic in nature with no medical cure, it is very difficult to treat. Medical doctors may recommend a regimen of motion sickness and anti-nausea medications. While these may help to ease symptoms during an attack, they do not address the underlying issue of Meniere's or prevent it from occurring again. They also come along with undesirable side effects.
One of the reasons for Meniere's may be a problem in the upper cervical spine. This is something that is often not examined when a diagnosis of Meniere's is made. The upper cervical spine contains and protects the brainstem and the spinal cord. The health of the spine is directly related to how the central nervous system works. This is the main control center for the entire body. If a misalignment is found in either of the top two bones of the spine undue pressure may be put on the brainstem. This can actually cause the symptoms that are associated with Meniere's disease.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to detect and then correct these misalignments. We use detailed examinations and the latest technology to find out where the problem may be originating from. Since this is different for each patient, we individualize a relief plan for you. Once the spine is back in alignment, it is possible that the symptoms of Meniere's will begin to decrease and may go away entirely.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.