Meniere’s Disease Triggers Revealed

Smyrna Chiropractor helps Meniere's Disease, Hydrops, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Ringing Ears, Dizzy, Dizziness

Smyrna Chiropractor Reveals Ménière’s Disease Triggers and Solutions

Meniere’s attacks can be incredibly debilitating. Not having your balance can affect even the most simple of daily tasks. Basic daily stressors can lead to a Meniere’s attack. Some of these triggers include the following (1)

  • Fatigue
  • Emotional stress
  • High salt content in meals
  • Pressure change
  • Recent illness

It is important to take a look at any lifestyle changes that can be made to lessen the effects of the above triggers. Finding the root cause of your Meniere’s disease is essential to having a proper course of care. Here at HP Spine Center, we are dedicated to finding the source of your symptoms and getting you back to your daily routine.
 
Your Spine and Meniere’s
Your spine is what protects your vital spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) is misaligned, it creates pressure near your brain stem. This causes distortion of the messages going to and from your brain, potentially leading to vertigo, ear fullness, and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a precise chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very specific and gentle chiropractic technique. Through realignment of the atlas, pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Burcon conducted a study of 139 Meniere’s patients who received specific atlas corrections. 136 of the 149 patients experienced a significant reduction in their Meniere’s symptoms. They were able to resume their normal daily activities. The two symptoms that were most significantly reduced were vertigo and nausea. (2)

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References

  1.  Haybach P. Ménière’s Disease | Vestibular Disorders Association [Internet]. Vestibular.org. 2015 [cited 15 December 2015]. Available from: http://vestibular.org/menieres-disease
  1. Burcon M. Upper Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 139 Patients with Medically Diagnosed Meniere’s disease. J Vert Sublux Res. 2010 Nov 14;1-10.

Migraines in Children – A Growing Trend

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Atlanta Chiropractor Discusses Growing Trend of Migraines in Children

Forty-six percent of adults suffer from migraines worldwide. It now seems that more and more children are beginning to suffer from migraines as well. According to the American Migraine Foundation, approximately sixty percent of children have a headache once in awhile, and about four to ten percent have them on a regular basis. Children over the age of eleven that are experiencing migraines are in the range of eight to twenty-three percent!

No matter what your age is, treatment is limited. Dietary changes, surgery, and medications are some options. There is no guarantee any of these will work. Each person is different. Dealing with children is especially hard due to the fluctuations in hormones and growth spurts.

One recently approved drug for children is called Sumatriptan. It is basically a lower dosage than that approved of for adults. Its purpose is to improve blood flow to the brain and the layer of tissue that protects the spinal cord and brain known as dura mater. This drug has not proven to be very effective and comes with side effects such as blood clotting, stroke, bleeding and ulceration of the stomach, intestinal issues, and heart attack. Why not try a natural cure for your child?

An upper cervical chiropractor is specifically trained to detect misalignments in the upper neck area. If the top two bones in the neck are just slightly out of alignment, this can cause migraines as well as other problems. This can happen through sports, falls, and other activities. When the atlas bone, or the uppermost bone in the neck, is not in its normal position, it puts pressure on the dura mater and affects normal blood flow to the brain. When an upper cervical chiropractor, like the doctors found at the HP Spine Center in Smyrna, Georgia, correct these bones, your child will begin to heal. These types of adjustments have been proven to reduce, if not eliminate, the migraines in adults and children – all with no dangerous side effects. Why not call the HP Spine Center to schedule an assessment today.

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References:

Stovner LJ, Hagen K, Jensen R, Katsarva Z, Lipton R, Scher A, Steiner T, Zwart JA. The global burden of headache: a documentation of headache prevalence and disability worldwide. Cephalgia 2007;27(3):193-210.

Grostic JD. Dentate Ligament-Cord Distortion Hypothesis. Chiropr Res J, 1988; 1(1):47-55.

Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a nine-year-old male with Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, asthma, insomnia, and headaches: a case report. J Vertebral Subluxation Res, July 12, 2003:1-11.

Chiropractic Provides Meniere’s Relief

Smyrna chiropractic helps Meniere's Disease, Hydrops, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Ringing Ears

Smyrna Chiropractic Approach Helps Those Suffering with Ménière’s Disease

Meniere’s disease (also known as endolymphatic hydrops) can be incredibly debilitating. Active attacks can rob you of your ability to be productive. It can be difficult to describe your symptoms to your loved ones. Most Meniere’s attacks last from 1-6 hours. Meniere’s disease is made up of 3 components: (1)

  1. Severe vertigo – this may be accompanied by nausea
  2. Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  3. Hearing loss

Daily management of Meniere’s includes a reduction in sodium and limiting caffeine intake. Medical management includes prescriptions aimed at reducing fluid in the inner ear and reducing nerve signals coming from your inner ear’s balance center. If medication alone fails to provide relief, there are surgical options. (1) While these treatments may help reduce symptoms, they do not address a potential root cause of Meniere’s.
 
Your Neck and Meniere’s
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord at the base of your neck. This can affect messages going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to vertigo and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Jones et al. reported a case study of a 52-year-old male with Meniere’s disease. This patient had tinnitus and fullness in his left ear during his Meniere’s attacks. He reported having a 60% reduction of his symptoms after 4 atlas corrections over the course of 5 weeks. (2)

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References

1. Lustig L. Meniere Disease – Ear Nose and Throat Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 17 November 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear-nose-and-throat-disorders/inner-ear-disorders/meniere-disease

2. Jones M, Salminen B. Meniere’s Disease Symptomatology Resolution with Specific Upper Cervical Care. J Upp Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2012 [cited 17 November 2015];2012(March):31-39.