When I’m in alignment I don’t have any anxiety, I don’t have any ear pressure…it’s just amazing!
What is Meniere's Disease?
Meniere's disease is believed to be a disorder of the inner ear. Symptoms can differ from person to person, but most commonly include dizziness, ringing ears and a feeling of fullness in the ears. It can also lead to significant hearing loss.
The cause of Meniere's disease isn't well understood. Medical authorities most often focus on the amount of and composition of the fluid in the inner ear. Treatment is focused on reducing the severity of symptoms, and often includes the use of diuretics
to reduce fluid retention (and thus the volume of fluid in the inner ear). Restriction of salt intake is often recommended in an attempt to affect the sodium/potassium composition of the fluid in the inner ear, and a number of medications can be prescribed to lessen the symptoms of vertigo and nausea. Antibiotics and steroids can be used to treat vertigo symptoms as well, but both carry significant risks including further hearing loss. Surgery is often recommended when symptoms aren't able to be managed using other methods.
In many cases of Meniere's, however, the inner ear is not the causative factor.
We know this because when the NUCCA procedure is applied to patients suffering with Meniere's disease the result is often complete or partial recovery from disease. The NUCCA procedure affects three important physiological processes that can each contribute the to symptoms experience by individuals suffering with Meniere's disease: the central nervous system in the region where the brain stem transitions to the upper cervical spinal cord; the alignment of the cervical vertebrae which play a crucial role in balance and equilibrium as a result of thousands of neural sensors located in the joint structure of this area; and the control of fluid circulation to the brain and structures of the inner ear.
It's almost certain that there are a variety of causes that contribute to Meniere's disease, and that these causes differ from person to person. When the symptoms of Meniere's disease are the result of dysfunction in the area of the upper neck, the NUCCA procedure is ideally suited to address the cause of this dysfunction and restore normalcy to the lives of individuals dealing with this frightening condition.