Michael T. Burcon, BPh, DC
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ March 21, 2023 ~ Pages 1-12
Objective: To report on the positive health outcomes following chiropractic in a patient suffering from Meniere’s Disease.
Clinical Features: Forty-eight-year-old female, a retired registered nurse, was diagnosed with right unilateral Meniere’s disease (MD) in 1995 that started going bilateral in 1998. Symptoms included multiple vertigo episodes with nausea and vomiting (including drop attacks), low frequency hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness with pain. Other common concomitant MD symptoms including dizziness, imbalance, hearing distortion, hyperacusis, nystagmus, BPPV, brain fog, severe sweating, severe depression, anxiety with panic attacks, IBS, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, headaches, chronic fatigue, and Eustachian tube dysfunction. Cervicalgia and radiating low back pain.
Intervention & Outcome: Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care consisting of twelve visits over six days. She returned for a 2-day reevaluation four years later. She was under the care of upper cervical doctors closer to her home periodically. Chiropractic care had resolved all her complaints except hearing loss though it did improve.
Conclusion: Following upper cervical specific chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation the women reported on in this study experienced resolution of her symptoms related to Meniere’s Disease.
Key Words: Meniere’s disease, cervical specific chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation