Tinnitus (noises or buzzing in the ears), impaired hearing and vertigo are the three main symptoms of Ménière’s disease.
The disease is caused by a dysfunction of part of the inner ear and vestibular apparatus (endolymphatic hydrops). The main symptom is rotational vertigo attack. Such attacks are very variable and usually preceded by an aura. The other two symptoms, tinnitus and impaired hearing, are usually unilateral.
Tinnitus (noises or buzzing in the ears) can be permanent or intermittent. Hearing loss progresses during the course of the disease and normalisation of hearing is not achieved. Causal treatment is not known.
During attacks, vertigo-reducing drugs are administered along with medications that regulate the composition and amount of endolymph. After the failure of all other options, surgical treatment is indicated.
Ménière’s syndrome always has the same clinical symptoms, but the cause may be different (e.g. hormonal disturbances, water metabolism disorder, hypovitaminosis, toxic substances, cervical spine disorders, post-traumatic conditions, and others).
Tinnitus may occur as part of Ménière’s disease or separately. A perfusion disorder and impaired blood supply to the inner ear are always present as an underlying cause. Hence, the treatment is aimed at improving the supply of oxygenated blood and nutrients. If the changes are persistent and permanent damage occurs, the effects of such treatment are minimal.
Cervico-vestibular syndrome develops during cervical spine blocks combined with disorders of the blood supply to the cerebellum due to compression of the vertebral arteries. This causes vertigo depending on the head position.
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate the success rate of low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy in treatment of this condition.
Related diagnosis: Tinnitus (noises or buzzing in the ears)