They say Meniere’s Disease is to dizziness, what a Migraine is to a headache.
It has the potential to be far more intense and life interrupting, with sufferers dealing with vertigo, tinnitus, in-ear pressure and even hearing loss .
A recent research report has looked at one specific cause: an upper cervical subluxation complex as a result of whiplash trauma.
The research project studied 300 patients over the course of 6 years.
Interestingly, all 300 consecutive patients under the researcher’s care were medically diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease (MD) and had also suffered a whiplash. The lead researcher Dr Michael Burcon remarked:
“Furthermore, ninety per cent having the same structural misalignment problem in their upper cervical spine(neck) is significant, as is ninety seven per cent getting their vertigo under control within six weeks .”
At the beginning of the process, participants in the study rated their vertigo intensity on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the worse vertigo imaginable. Prior to treatment, the mean score was 8.5. Following the treatment, the averages were as follows:
- After six weeks, 3.0
- After one year, 2.0
- After two years, 1.4
- After three years, 0.9
- At four, five and six years post-treatment, 0.8
This amounted to an improvement of more than 90%. Of the participants in the study, 97% reported a dramatic improvement in vertigo. Just 3% reported a side effect of a headache.
Treatment included correction of the Cervical subluxation with a Chiropractic “specific low force move.
To Your Health,
 Mayo Clinic Staff Writer, “Meniere’s Disease,” Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menieres-disease/basics/definition/con-20028251, retrieved 6 February 2017
 Burcon, M (2016), “Health Outcomes Following Cervical Specific Protocol in 300 Patients with Meniere’s Followed Over Six Years,” J Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, June 2, 2016
 Staff Writer Meniere’s Research Institute, (2016), “Meniere’s Disease Breakthrough,” Burcon Chiropractic, http://www.burconchiropractic.com/page/2879
 Burcon M. Upper Cervical Protocol for Ten Meniere’s Patients, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex, A Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature, Kirk Eriksen, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, MD, 2004, pp 284-286.
 Chung, J and O’Connell, C, (2017), “Resolution of Symptoms in a Patient Suffering From Meniere’s Disease Following Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study and Review of Literature,” Journal Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, January 2, 2017