Whether you suffer from them or not, surely you have heard the term migraine headache. Meniere’s disease is a much lesser known condition although it affects nearly 90 million people, and has had some recent press as Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News has publicly spoken out about his struggle with the balance disorder. But did you know that the two conditions are often connected? Could you or a loved one be experiencing migraines or Meniere’s? There’s a possibility it could be both.
Migraine and Meniere’s
Over 38 million people in the United States experience regular migraines. Migraines are characterized by throbbing pain, nausea and vomiting, blurry vision and extreme sensitivity to light among other debilitating symptoms. Meniere’s disease is characterized by three main symptoms:
- sporadic vertigo (or the sensation of spinning or rocking)
- sensorineural hearing loss (or hearing loss that is caused by abnormal brain processing between the brain and cochlea) and
- tinnitus (or constant ringing in the ears).
Neither migraines nor Meniere’s discriminate with men and women alike at risk for either. For those who suffer from both of these conditions, the pain can be overwhelming.
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The Migraine-Meniere’s Connection
In addition to the fact that both migraine headaches and Meniere’s disease occur in the brain, migraines occurs far more often in those who suffer from Meniere’s disease than in the general population. Some scientists believe that both migraines and Meniere’s disease are the result of constricted blood vessels. In addition, some medical experts also think that migraine’s are caused by messages between the brain and blood vessels in the head that are intercepted, very similar in nature to the the intercepted sound messages that characterize Meniere’s disease. Identifying the nature of the pain or dizziness is the first step in finding the most effective treatment. Working with a physician who truly understands the brain-body connection and how to use the power of the brain to help patients return to the optimal state of health and wellness holds the key to overcoming these conditions and many others.
Better Treatment Through Chiropractic Neurology
Known for the ability to correct imbalances in the body by working with the plasticity of the brain, Chiropractic Neurology has shown great effectiveness in the treatment of numerous diseases and conditions. Chiropractic Neurology offers a personalized care plan that uses specialized techniques including auditory and sensory therapies, balance and coordination activities, chiropractic adjustments, physical exercises and more to target and treat the underlying cause of the symptoms. Highly trained experts in the areas of the brain, spine and nervous system, Chiropractic Neurologists treat brain and nervous system conditions including balance disorders, migraine and other types of headaches without drugs or surgery.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing migraine headaches, balance disorders or chronic pain and would like to learn more about how Chiropractic Neurology can help, please contact the team at Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today.