Meniere’s disease does not discriminate. It affects those in all walks of life. Proof of this is found with Kristin Chenoweth, an actress who wrote on her Twitter account that she would love to eliminate Meniere’s disease.
Meniere’s disease is an inner ear issue that is accompanied by such symptoms as tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo (a form of dizziness), hearing loss, and a feeling of pressure in the affected ear. The exact cause of Kristin Chenoweth’s Meniere’s disease is not known, but it is possibly linked to an injury that she sustained while on the set of The Good Wife in the summer of 2013. She was hit on the head by a lighting rig when it fell. This may have caused damage to her inner ear or her neck, leading to Meniere’s later on. Her injuries included a fractured skull, three cracked teeth, injuries to her neck, hip, and ribs, and a concussion. How can injuries result in Meniere’s disease?
The Upper Cervical Spine and Meniere’s
A blow to the head or neck can cause the bones of the upper neck to become misaligned. This places undue pressure on the brainstem, causing a problem with the central nervous system. Communication between the brain and body are hindered. The inner ear is connected to this particular area. Misalignments here can do damage to a number of systems of the body.
At Synergy Chiropractic, we have been able to help patients with this condition. By realigning the bones of the upper neck, the body is able to begin to heal. This means that the problems caused by a neck injury are reversed, and recovery begins. Once the communication system is functioning back at its normal level, many patients report having fewer symptoms of Meniere’s, with some having it go away completely.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. 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, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.