Recently Dr. Hall moved to Sarasota from Southern California (don’t hold that against him) Prior to landing in Sarasota our Los Angeles-based offices saw hundreds of Ménière’s disease patients.
The fact is Ménière’s disease is highly correlated to upper cervical spine injury. In this article, we will discuss how upper cervical spine injury is usually at the root cause of patients who suffer from Ménière’s disease.
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We will discuss research done by Dr. Michael Burcon out of Grand Rapids, share some patient recoveries, and give a brief overview of the upper cervical procedure that is helping patients recover from Ménière’s disease.
Research showing how Ménière’s disease is the result of upper cervical spinal misalignment
Dr. Burcon, from Grand Rapids Michigan, published several groundbreaking research articles showing that 97 percent of patients under Blair upper cervical chiropractic recover from meunière disease following a course of care.
(1) The upper cervical spine houses the most vital structure in the human body called the brainstem. This part of the nervous system controls most autonomic functions in the body including balance. Burcon has found that correcting the position of misaligned vertebrae leads to positive outcomes for Ménière’s disease patients.
Listen to what some of our patients say about their Ménière’s disease recovery in our offices - verifiable on google reviews
Dr. Hall is seriously a miracle worker. I was skeptical before going to see him because I did not think he would be able to help me, I couldn’t see how I suffered from severe vertigo attacks, and had been dealing with sporadic attacks for 6 years. Then, for a couple of months before going to see Dr. Hall I was having attacks every day, several times a day.
They were completely debilitating. I couldn’t drive, I couldn’t take care of my baby, it was awful. I also had hearing loss coupled with vertigo. It’s a condition called Ménière’s disease. Anyway, I was wearing hearing aids and still could not hear anything!
Now, since seeing Dr. Hall, my vertigo has essentially completely subsided (I’ll still have a “blip” here or there but they aren’t even debilitating anymore and only when I’m out of alignment), and my hearing is SO much better. I don’t have to wear hearing aids anymore and I can understand people so well.
My whole quality of life has improved too, not just because vertigo has subsided, but also because I have more energy, I sleep better, I don’t have as many headaches, I feel happier, etc. Dr. Hall can help heal/improve a plethora of problems you might be experiencing, that are all sourced from your neck being out of alignment.
Whatever health symptom you might be suffering from he can most likely treat and make it so much better and/or go away completely. He and his staff are so amazing, they care about their patients, they are fair, honest, and have your best interests at heart. Go see Dr. Hall, you will NOT be disappointed!!!!
Why are the neck and brainstem so important for health and recovering from Ménière’s disease?
The brainstem is an extension of the brain and extends down to the second vertebrae in the neck. The brainstem houses nuclei that control many different body systems. The vestibular nucleus is located in the brainstem and is responsible for coordinating balance in the body.
Most people know that the inner ear is responsible for part of the body's balance system. Everyone also knows that inner ear infections can often lead to balance problems. With that said, few people are aware that the upper cervical spine has a huge influence on balance, and in cases of long-term chronic vertigo and Ménière’s disease it usually is at its epicenter.
Another factor involved in Ménière’s disease is eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube connects the throat to the inner ear. It is lined with muscles that when in their proper tone keep the tube open. The large majority of people who suffer from Ménière’s disease have Eustachian tube dysfunction.
The muscles that line the Eustachian tube are controlled by the neurology of the upper neck. When the upper neck is misaligned it can negatively impact the neurology. This may lead to loss of normal tome of the muscles in the Eustachian tube causing Eustachian tube dysfunction. Often other symptoms can be associated with hearing loss, tinnitus, and cognitive problems.
What exactly does an upper cervical doctor do?
Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to locate spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine and correct them. Spinal misalignments are located by running a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck injury.
Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the misaligned joint. Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern.
Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling. The patient is then monitored overtime to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed.
However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”. It isn’t the correction that produces healing. It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process.
This is how Blair Chiropractic care can often help remove the underlying cause of many who suffer from occipital neuralgia, tinnitus, Vertigo, Meniere’s disease, neck pain, migraine headaches, and other chronic health problems by supporting the body in healing itself.