How Chiropractors Can Treat Meniere’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease was first identified as a specific ailment back in 1861 by Prosper Meniere, a 19th-century French doctor who served as chief physician at an institute for deaf-mutes. His studies there led to his specialization in diseases of the ear.
Meniere’s disease, or MD, is thought to affect one in 1,000 people, or about one-tenth of one percent of the world’s population. Both sexes are affected equally, and the MD’s onset usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50.
In this particular case study of a 40-year old female, the patient had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and had a 3-month history of vertigo and a 16-month history of tinnitus (also known as ringing in the ears) in her left ear. She also showed a low frequency hearing loss.
According to the case study report, which was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, the patient underwent a course of chiropractic care consisting of adjustments in the cervical and thoracic spine, soft-tissue trigger-point therapy, home ice therapy (as needed), and cervical spine rehabilitation exercises.
The patient’s initial course of intensive chiropractic care consisted of three visits per week for two weeks. After just two weeks, her tinnitus was resolved and her vertigo was much improved.
The patient continued with chiropractic care on a less frequent, maintenance program, and her Meniere’s disease continued to remain under control.
These results should offer some encouragement for people suffering with the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease.
“Chiropractic management of a 40-year-old female patient with Meniere Disease,” by Peter C. Emary, D.C., Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, March 2010, pp. 22-27.