Menieres disease, also known as MD, is an inner-ear disorder that causes vertigo, a type of dizziness whereby the patient feels like they are spinning. The condition can also cause a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing in the ears or hearing loss. It often affects one ear and the hearing loss can be permanent.
What are the symptoms of MD?
MD is a progressive disease, which means that it worsens over time. The disorder can start gradually with periods of hearing loss and Vertigo may develop later. In addition to the main symptoms, patients may experience trembling, rapid pulse and cold sweat, diarrhoea or nausea, blurry vision and anxiety. Attacks are often brief, lasting between 20 minutes and 24 hours.
The patient might get several attacks in a week. Sometimes these attacks might come months or years apart. Afterwards, the patient feels tired and needs to rest. As the condition progresses, the symptoms may change. Tinnitus and hearing loss may become constant. As a result, the patient may struggle with vision and balance issues instead of experiencing bouts of vertigo.
Causes of MD
The cause of this condition is not clear but likely involves environmental and genetic factors. Researchers have a number of theories explaining what can affect the fluid in the patient’s ear. These include:
Treatment of Meniere’s disease
Although there is no cure for this disorder, chiropractic offers an alternative way of managing and treating it. Patients diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in London can schedule an appointment with Neuroworks Chiropractic Clinic for chiropractic treatments. The treatments consist of chiropractic adjustments designed to help patients suffering from Meniere’s. The treatments are safe, non-invasive, drug-free and effective.
The vestibular rehabilitation programme teaches you how to retain your balance systems and gain stability. It’s designed to improve balance and mobility and can also cause an improvement in the patient’s quality of life as it helps them learn how to balance themselves.
What is VR (vestibular rehabilitation)?
VR is a specialised exercise-based programme designed to reduce dizziness-related problems and improve balance. Neuroworks will tailor a treatment programme to fit your specific needs, with the aim of producing the best results. When patients perform these exercises and manage to retain their balance, they will be able to cope with vertigo.
As you start improving, physical therapy will stop provoking dizziness, meaning that your chiropractor will prescribe more difficult to allow for further improvement. Studies reveal that patients who choose to undergo a tailored VR programme do better when compared to those who decide to do generic exercises. Patients with MD respond well to chiropractic care, making it an effective alternative treatment for those suffering from the disorder.