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 [1].

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 [2].” 

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,


[1] Mayo Clinic Staff Writer, “Meniere’s Disease,” Mayo Clinic,, retrieved 6 February 2017

[2] 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

[3] Staff Writer Meniere’s Research Institute, (2016), “Meniere’s Disease Breakthrough,” Burcon Chiropractic,

[4] 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.

[5] 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

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