Meniere’s Syndrome

Meniere’s Syndrome is characterized by dizziness (vertigo) and a combination of four associated symptoms: nausea, inner-ear pressure, low frequency hearing loss and tinnitus.

Parkinson’s Disease, Meniere’s Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Bell’s Palsy: One Cause, One Correction. Burcon, MT, Dynamic Chiropractic, May 19, 2003 pp. 34, 41-44, 48.

The author found the same spinal subluxation (C-1 or atlas posteriority) “causing the head to project forward” and eliminating the cervical curve in the following patients: 16 Meniere’s syndrome, two Parkinson’s disease, two Trigeminal neuralgia and two Bell’s Palsy. The author hypothesizes that the atlas subluxation interfered with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causing excessive pressure in the brain and affecting midbrain function. This subluxation appears to be associated with cervical trauma.

Case histories of a sample of patients are given. The author writes: “When the atlas returns to [normal position], the spinal cord relaxes…All 22 patients improved dramatically after one or two adjustments under cervical specific chiropractic care. ”

Upper cervical protocol for three Meniere's Syndrome patients. Burcon, MT, Ninth Annual Vertebral Subluxation Research Conference. October 13-14, 2001 Spartanburg, SC

This paper discusses three female patients diagnosed with Meniere's disease. Years before the onset of symptoms, all three cases were involved in automobile accidents, resulting in undiagnosed whiplash injuries. The condition, which is poorly understood, responded favorably to chiropractic care using an upper cervical approach to reduce a specific subluxation complex. It is possible that either Meniere's is not synonymous with endolymphatic hydrops, or that it is commonly misdiagnosed.

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