When the Meniere’s struck in 2011 I was prepared as I knew what I was in for from past experience but nothing prepared me for the non-stop vertigo and the potential that the vertigo would simply never stop. I pursued every conceivable approach for resolution. I followed the steroid, anti-inflammatory prescriptions as prescribed by my ENT. I simply couldn’t maintain life being dizzy all the time. At one point my ENT told me to “learn to live with it”. I’ve lost 70% of my hearing in my left ear and 40% in the right. I have loud and constant tinnitus in both ears and have purchased hearing aids to help with both conditions. My mood and self-image were fading quickly as life in a constant state of dizziness is no fun at all. I did all the reading and the prognosis was depressing to say the least. What I read was that the condition is a syndrome meaning the medical community hasn’t a clue, the condition will only get worse over time and that Meniere’s is the most debilitating condition there is.
I started looking for alternatives. I visited chiropractors, naturopaths, Chinese Herbalist, faith healers and trauma work. I have tried every conceivable herbal, vitamin and mineral remedy with no success. I had become desperate and would do and try anything. One evening while reading an online Meniere’s support blog a member suggested looking into Upper Cervical Care; I jumped. Looking for UCC professionals in my area I came across Dr. Grayson Blom.
When I was 9 years old I went through the wind shield of my mother’s car. Shortly thereafter the migraines started. I’ve managed the migraines with drugs and acupuncture. My best results were with seasonal acupuncture sessions. What a joy to not have the pain of a migraine simply from going outside. The sun set me off. I believe there is a direct relationship between the car accident and my migraines and Meniere’s. This accident appears to be the root of my Upper Cervical (neck) troubles. After reviewing my X-rays, Dr. Blom proceeded with a series of sessions. Initially there were adjustments but as time went on the adjustments became very few. Nearly immediately after the first adjustment I noticed a difference. My vertigo wasn’t as severe. I have not had a need for my seasonal acupuncture adjustments for migraines since beginning my care plan.