Meniere's Disease, Vertigo, DizzyWhat are the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease? Well, two of them are Vertigo and constant ringing in the ears, which may accompany fluctuating hearing loss, a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, vertigo, and Tinnitus (ringing in the ear). It can affect any person at any age, but it typically affects people in their 40’s or 50’s more often than others.

Causes of Meniere’s Disease

According to current research, Meniere’s Disease my be the result of a large amount of or type of fluid in the inner ear. Hair-like sensors in the inner ear are triggered by fluids that move through it, and tell these sensors how to function properly. They rely on receiving the right amount of volume, pressure, and chemical compound for this. A probable cause of the dysfunction of the inner ear may be the alteration of those factors.

Though, there are other probable causes that may lead to this disease and those should not be ignored. Here is a list of those causes.

Other Suggested Causes:

  •  Head Trauma
  • Migraines
  • Blockage or anatomic abnormality that cause improper fluid drainage
  • Allergies
  • Viral Infection
  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Abnormal Immune Response

Now that you know what the possible causes of Meniere’s Disease are, we’re sure you’re wondering what solution is. Well, here is a list of things that can trigger Meniere’s Disease.

Meniere’s Disease Triggers

  • Salt
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Allergies (anything you’re allergic to may trigger Meniere’s Disease)
  • Caffeine
  • Head or neck injuries

Cutting these things out of your habits may lessen your struggles with Meniere’s Disease, but only an examination of your upper neck vertebrae by an upper cervical chiropractor will determine whether or not your condition is due to a misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae.

At the beginning of this blog, we talked about the flow of fluids to your inner ear, and how the improper flow of those fluids can lead to this disease. The improper flow of those fluids may be due to a misalignment in your upper neck, which is people who suffer from Meniere’s Disease and other neurological complications should seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.

Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.