What is micropressure therapy?
Micropressure therapy, also known as positive pressure therapy, is a treatment option to help relieve the symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease. Micropressure therapy is an option before surgical or destructive treatments for Meniere’s disease.
Who is a candidate for micropressure therapy?
If you have Meniere’s disease, micropressure therapy is an early treatment option before surgical or more invasive treatments are tried.
Advantages of micropressure therapy
There are many advantages of micropressure therapy including:
- It is a minimally invasive treatment, so you avoid surgical and destructive treatments if this option is effective
- Improves quality of life and provides relief from vertigo symptoms
- Less time away from work
- Easy to use
Risks associated with micropressure therapy
Micropressure therapy is a generally safe procedure.
What to expect during micropressure therapy
Prior to starting therapy, your doctor will place a ventilation tube in your eardrum. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment plan that you should follow closely. Typically, the treatment plan is three treatments a day that last about five minutes each. Treatments can be done at home, work or anywhere that is convenient for you.
The micropressure pulses can displace the excess endolymph, which will normalize the inner ear pressure and relieve vertigo symptoms of Meniere’s disease.
Recovery from micropressure therapy
You will need to schedule regular follow-up visits with your doctor to monitor your Meniere’s disease as well as to monitor the ventilation tube.
Results from micropressure therapy
For micropressure therapy to be most effective, you must closely follow the treatment schedule. If you don’t and micropressure is not effective for you, you may need an invasive surgical procedure.