Meniere’s Disease

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 615,000 people in the US suffer from Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear, which regulates your balance and hearing. This disease causes vertigo, hearing problems and ringing sound in the ear. It normally affects one ear. Meniere’s disease is a long-lasting disease but the treatment and changes in lifestyle help in easing the symptoms. It can occur at any age from 20-50.

In this article, we have highlighted the real cause of Meniere’s disease and its treatment using Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

Causes of Meniere’s Disease

The cause of this disease is unknown but scientists believed it is caused by the changes in the fluid in tubes of the inner ear.  A famous theory that is yet to be proved is that Meniere’s disease is caused by the abnormal amount of fluid in the inner ear. This is visible in many autopsies but it’s not clear at this time whether or not that is the cause of this disease. Finally, the most common cause of Meniere’s disease has been discovered.

Dr. Burcon started researching about Meniere’s disease after 3 patients recovered from vertigo under Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Moreover, Dr. Burcon has found a link between Meniere’s disease and Trigeminal neuralgia. The whiplash injuries that misalign the head-neck junction create a wound affecting the Eustachian tube or trigeminal ganglion. Some of these are a result of vehicular accidents and some from injuries are a consequence of head trauma. According to Dr. Burcon, the connection was not made earlier because it is a time taking process. On average it takes fifteen years of time to start Meniere’s disease.

Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease

People suffering from Meniere’s disease have episodes or attacks. Most of the people don’t experience any symptoms between attacks.  Symptoms and severity of the disease varies from person to person. Some people may experience regular attacks of vertigo while some may have severe tinnitus. Some of the symptoms of Meniere’s disease are:

But it can be categorized into 4 main groups. Dizziness clogged ear feeling, tinnitus and mental and cognitive fog. These symptoms are commonly linked with Meniere’s disease. Some people can suffer from clogged feeling in the ear that results in reduced hearing. This disease progresses through different stages. In the early stage, people might have sudden episodes of vertigo along with nausea or vomiting. On the other hand, in the later stages, vertigo episodes become less frequent and sometimes stop.


The people suffering from Meniere’s disease have to face many complications. The unpredictable attacks of vertigo and permanent hearing loss are the most difficult problems of Meniere’s disease. This disease causes stress, anxiety and fatigue. Due to vertigo people can also lose balance, increasing the risks of accidents.

What People Should do During an Episode of Meniere’s Disease

It is advised for the people suffering from this disease to lie flat and focus on a motionless item. Most of the times people fall asleep while lying down and feel better when they wake up.

How Is Upper Neck Related to Ear Problem?

The brainstem at the base of your brain controls major functions. Most people consider it as a lifeline. Brainstem manages the lungs function, heart function, and tones muscle. One of the nerves that leave your brainstem is a vestibulocochlear nerve. This nerve comes back up into the skull through which the ear helps in hearing. The misalignment of the upper neck causes problems with the nerve.

What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a highly specialized process for correcting the misalignment. It is a simple technique used by a chiropractor to restore and maintain proper alignment. It requires years of training and skill development to upper cervical alignment. The Upper Cervical Chiropractors are trained to do it.

Orange County Upper Cervical Care

Orange County Upper Cervical Care provides treatment for the Meniere’s disease. The Doctors first analyze whether the patient has the Atlas Subluxation complex. This can be conducted using neurological tests done by the doctors. Basically, Atlas Subluxation is a condition when one or 2 vertebrae in the spine are misaligned. It can be a result of a traumatic injury in the past or an accident. Moreover, when the vertebras are misaligned they interfere in the central nervous system.

Orange County Upper Cervical Chiropractors are highly trained to correct these alignments. The doctors at Orange County Upper Cervical are interested in curing the core causes of ill health. The care provided by OC Upper Cervical is about finding a permanent solution, as opposed to treating the symptoms. When the interference in the way of normal function is removed, the body will go through the self-healing process. Doctors monitor if the interference has returned or not. In case there is interference again, another spinal correction is required.

Test Conducted by the Doctors


The Upper Cervical Doctor takes 3D cervical spine x-rays. To determine how the vertebra has misaligned from the normal position. Through this, the doctors are able to determine the exact angle at which the joints are built. In the correction of misalignment, there is no cracking, twisting or popping.

Graph Pattern Analysis-Infrared Thermographic Analysis

The heat graph is to determine how the central nervous system is functioning. The pattern is a heat reading that describes the neurological interference pattern. With the help of it, Doctors can indicate that Atlas Subluxation has returned.

Leg Length Analysis

If someone is suffering from Atlas Subluxation complex, the result of this is an imbalance spinal musculature. Doctors often use this technique to ascertain if a patient has Atlas Subluxation or not.

Upper Cervical Spinal Correction

After the evaluation, the upper cervical correction is managed to move the atlas back to its normal position. It just does not involve any twisting or popping. But a tap to unlock the vertebra back into the motion. The main objective of the Orange County care is to keep the correction in its proper alignment.

Orange County Cervical care understands people suffering from Meniere’s disease deserve living a good life. Doctors provide an opportunity to live a life free of pains, aches, tiredness and sickness. And with the help of Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique doctors correct the misalignment.