"After 155 Years, the Cause of Meniere's Disease has Finally Been Discovered," Burcon Chiropractic

03:00 EST 3 Mar 2017 | PR Web

"Six years of treatment on 300 patients demonstrated a 97% improvement in the intensity and duration of vertigo attacks," Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. Read the full paper at

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 03, 2017

Peer reviewed Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published the paper "Health Outcomes Following Cervical Specific Protocol with Meniere's Followed Over Six Years," on June 2, 2016, 155 years after the disease was described by Prosper Meniere, MD. Additional research has shown an improvement in hearing in 50% of these patients. Dr. Michael T. Burcon, B.Ph., D.C. is director of the Meniere's Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Burcon is a Blair Upper Cervical Specific chiropractor. Every year, hundreds of Meniere's patients from all over the world visit his practice. He has spoken at every international Meniere's symposium over the past 12 years, including the 7th International Meniere's Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2015 and the 6th Symposium in Kyoto, Japan in 2010.

"The reason it took so long to discover the cause of Meniere's disease is simple," said Burcon, "it takes an average of 15 years from the time of the trauma, a whiplash/concussion injury caused by a vehicular accident or significant blow to the head, before the onset of symptoms." Ligaments are damaged allowing an upper cervical subluxation complex to slowly develop over time. Additionally, the brain slips lower into the foramen magnum, slowing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid out of the skull, creating normal pressure hydrocephalus. Since the skull acts as a closed hydraulic system, less blood flows into the head. This syndrome is often missed on supine MRIs. These films should be taken upright, seated or standing, and should include the upper cervical spine in addition to the head.

"Seven hundred and twenty one consecutive patients diagnosed with Meniere's disease have entered my clinic, most denying a history of a head/neck injury," Burcon continued. Most patients are diagnosed with Meniere's in middle age. That's because they were injured in high school or college, when they were learning to drive, playing sports or attempting to do something they came to regret. Luckily, it's not too late to benefit dramatically from upper cervical specific care. These doctors take post graduate training to get certified in their technique. They spend more time testing to create an adjustment, based on x-ray analysis, tailor-made for the patient. This translates to faster, safer results, especially with patients with one-sided neurologic disorders like Meniere's disease or Trigeminal neuralgia.

Local patients get checked 12 times over the first month at Burcon Chiropractic. Out of town patients get checked 12 times in six days, three times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, once on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They come back for annual examinations, but are given a formula for maintenance that their local chiropractor can use to help them. The doctor's wife, Jane, works as a medical concierge to assist the patients and their caregivers before, during and after their visit to Grand Rapids. She is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday to answer your questions. A plan is also available to out of town patients that are unable to travel to Michigan.

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