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Posted by
Bill Steiner on March 25, 2003 at 05:38:10:

Dr. Stoll,

My thanks to you & your bulletin board for the help on labrynthitis. What follows is a summary of my research, which may be of some benefit to others with this condition.

I tried Antivert which just slowed me down and do NOT solve the problem.

Once the horrible stuff (tumors, stroke, etc.) is eliminated you probably have a viral infection in your inner ear and/or misaligned upper cervical spine bones on which antibiotics will not work.

Here are the details, the websites, and the fact that it is a QUICK CURE (1 1/2 days), at least for me. It consists of a five-pronged regimen:
1. Hot Showers to the side of your head, which seems to be involved. This will loosen things up and tend to deal a bit with infection and swelling.
2. Sudafed - This an OTC decongestant which reduces swelling and fluid buildup. DRINK LOTS OF WATER, which also works as a decongestant. I took the liquid so I could control the dose and not be wiped out by the drug effect. You can always take a little more, if and when you need it. This will address any fluids building up in your inner ear. You might have to ask the pharmacist for it behind the counter.
3. Gargle with hot salt water...helps to clean and open Eustachian tubes. Also, Listerine (brand only) will kill many germs in your throat and help clean up you Eustachian tubes, just in case.
4. Cervical Spine Adjustment by a Chiropractor who can do it correctly. The uppermost spinal bones get out of alignment, possibly when you sleep. Tell the Chiro what you want it for.
5. Particle Repositioning Maneuver This is difficult, but makes some sense to me.

Chiropractic approach explained: http://www.erinelster.com/Articles/vertigo_article_01_00.html

This is the particle-repositioning maneuver to which the other caller referred. I tried it on myself with limited success:

http://www.kyent.com/particle_repositioning_maneuver.htm

I hope this advice is useful. This horribly disabling experience...I had never had anything like this before.

Bill Steiner Mt. Pleasant, PA



Re: labrynthitis

Posted by Jade on March 25, 2003 at 14:36:36:

In Reply to: labrynthitis posted by Bill Steiner on March 25, 2003 at 05:38:10:

I've personnally struggled with recurrent labyrinthitis for many years as well as occasional vertigo spells and the one thing that cured me was gentle osteopathic cranial manipulation. I saw a chiropractor before which made things much worst for me. Instead of having dizzy spells once a month, I was having them 2 or 3 times a day! I have nothing good to say about chiropractors...sorry. The manipulation techniques are very drastic and I believe are not effective for chronic conditions where the body has been in a state of imbalance for a long time. By drastically " cracking" it, it just makes things worst. Plus, I was charged 35$ for every 5 minute visit just to be told " everything's ok" and that he needs to see you 3 times a week for many years. Everyone I know who went to see a chiropractor had bascially the same experiences. On the other hand, I was able to get a hold of a wonderful osteopathic doctor where I live, and after only 4 treatments of gentle cranial manipulation ( which doesn't hurt by the way and is very relaxing), I haven't had a dizzy spell since.



Re: labrynthitis

Posted by FloridaGirl on March 25, 2003 at 18:09:34:

In Reply to: labrynthitis posted by Bill Steiner on March 25, 2003 at 05:38:10:

I too tend to incure this ailment from time to time.Bill gave several great suggestions for this sometimes debilitating ailment. The key seems to be stopping a sinus infection or ear infection before they start. By taking OTC Sudafed, you can open the nasal sinus cavity, but avoid long-tern use because of rebound congestion. I also would be cautious about spinal manipulation due to the long-term implications. Cranial-Sacral Release Therapy is my recommendation also as only 5 grams (the weight of a nickel) is used during the technique. For acute problems, I use Bonine; an OTC drug that contains the same ingredients as Antivert for a fraction of the cost (Meclizine HCL). These are also chewable so you can take them without water. I carry them with me at all times in case of a "flare-up".\
Gargling with salt water is good but also try to do nasal irrigation by "snorting" the saltwater (1/4 teaspoon in 1 cup of warm H2O). I use a spoon to draw up the saltwater into one nostril then the other, over a sink because the juices will really start to flow. Salt is an anti-inflamatory which also is very useful for sore throats. Good-luck!



A surprising theory about sinus infections-quote from Walt

Posted by Sally to Bill and Florida Girl on March 25, 2003 at 19:02:41:

In Reply to: Re: labrynthitis posted by FloridaGirl on March 25, 2003 at 18:09:34:

Also remember that mandibulo-facial bracing is the most common cause of recurrent sinus blockage (See the sinus and TMJ archives.)

Since every one of your symptoms can be caused by this bracing, why not get rid of the basic cause and get on with your life?

Walt



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Re: labrynthitis Cranial Osteopathy TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 26, 2003 at 10:08:07:

In Reply to: Re: labrynthitis posted by Jade on March 25, 2003 at 14:36:36:

Thanks, Jade.

Most chronic labyrinthitis people will eventually find THEIR path if they just do not stop trying.

Walt



Re: labrynthitis (Archive.) SUMMARY

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 26, 2003 at 10:09:13:

In Reply to: labrynthitis posted by Bill Steiner on March 25, 2003 at 05:38:10:

Thanks, Bill!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: labrynthitis Cranial Osteopathy TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Jade on March 26, 2003 at 10:49:11:

In Reply to: Re: labrynthitis Cranial Osteopathy TESTIMONIAL posted by Walt Stoll on March 26, 2003 at 10:08:07:

I forgot to say one more thing that might be of interest to some people. When I went to see my osteopath for the first time, after examining me, he ask me this: " Did you ever have teeth braces before or did you ever have an accident"? I never had an accident in my life but I did where braces from age 8 to age 13 because my teeth were very crooked. He told me that this could be the root cause to my dizziness problems. He said that at 8 years old, a person is not even near to being fully developped and the bones are still growing like the bones in your head move very frequently. So what braces do is mobilize your entire head/jaw/neck area and the natural movement and growing of the bones can be disturbed. He told me that he sees many people with chronic back, migraine or dizziness problems who had braces in the past. My aunt who has been seeing a physiotherapist for some time told me that her physiotherapist said the same thing about possible problems with braces. Has anyone else had these experiences?



Re: labrynthitis Cranial Osteopathy TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 2003 at 07:43:33:

In Reply to: Re: labrynthitis Cranial Osteopathy TESTIMONIAL posted by Jade on March 26, 2003 at 10:49:11:

Right on, Jade!

Walt

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