Our office locations in Los Angeles have seen over 100 Meniere’s Cases over the past 3 years. While not a complete cure, upper cervical care is a natural health care discipline that helps the body recover health from the inside out. Meniere’s disease can have many different levels of severity and combinations of symptoms. Some patients have such severe attacks that they end up in the hospital. These cases can have non-stop vomiting, constant vertigo, diarrhea, and severe tinnitus. These cases only remit after a cocktail of drugs in the hospital. Other cases can have Meniere’s symptoms but no dizziness associated, termed Hydrops. What we have found is the clogged ear and vertigo symptoms are the easiest to clear. Tinnitus is the most difficult to remedy. In this blog, we will briefly describe the underlying mechanisms that may be at play that causes Meniere’s Disease. Then we will discuss how Upper Cervical Care has been helping Meniere’s Disease sufferers throughout the country.
Landmark anatomical research about a decade ago found a muscle in the upper neck called the rectitis capitis oblique minor muscle. This muscle has an attachment to the sheath that covers the spinal cord. (1) This anatomical connection was first implicated in the development of tension headaches(2). The myodural bridge has larger implications on health than have been currently researched.
When someone sustains a neck injury the muscles at the base of the skull tighten. When tight, this muscle mechanically pulls on the sheath covering the brain-stem. Because the brain-stem is the seat of control for most body function its effects on human health can be far reaching. It is well known that Meniere’s Disease is a disease of the spasm of the muscles in the Eustachian Tube, and the function of the inner ear apparatus. This entire area is neurologically associated with the brain-stem nerve centers. Interference at this level can affect all the anatomical areas that are implicated in the development of Meniere’s Disease.
As we have discussed, a misaligned upper cervical spine can influence the central nervous system causing irritation to the brain-stem. The goal of upper cervical care is to correct brain-stem interference.
Upper cervical doctors run objective testing to locate the cause. Then precise x-rays are taken to determine the direction of joint misalignment and its angulation. Once this information is gleaned the patient receives a precise gentle correction. There is no twisting, popping or pulling. After the correction is made the patient is monitored over time to ensure healing is taking place. The goal is for the vertebra to stay in its normal position for as long as possible. Our office has helped many patients recover from this devastating condition. We like to encapsulate healing in our office with this saying- ” Nature needs no help- just no interference!” We hope this information was helpful to someone in need.
Read what some of our patients are saying about their recoveries from Meniere’s Disease right here in Los Angeles:
Dr. Bello is an excellent upper cervical chiropractor and has been instrumental in my healing. I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease and was basically told that I must simply learn to live with this horrible affliction. After seeing countless specialists, from ENTs to neuromuscular dentists, I, fortunately, found Dr. Bello. He is compassionate, caring and truly listens to his patients. He has put me on the path to wellness and my symptoms are now down to a bare minimum. I don’t know where I’d be without his care!