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Meniere's Disease & Cervical Syndromes

“In cervical syndromes, typical pain in the neck and shoulder area are present, and combined with occipital headache and paresthesias (numbness, tingling). (Abnormal) Radiological changes mainly occur at C4-7. In 80% recruitment is present, tinnitus occurs in 30-60% of the patients.” -H. Decher MD, (1976) Archives of Oto-Rhine Laryngology “Meniere’s Disease and Cervical Syndromes.”

Vasomotor Headaches

Patients with peripheral circulatory hypotension and a tendency for asthenia and postural disorders are grouped under the category of vasomotor headaches. Based on our experience I would say that over half of these patients can be helped instantly and lastingly with the means of manual therapy (spinal adjustments). -“Manual Therapy In Internal Medicine” E.G. Metz @Bezirkskrankenhaus Postdamn, (Formerly East) Germany, 1976


Headaches From Whiplash?

“Headaches can occur as a delayed symptom after whiplash trauma in the cervical spine. There symptoms may persist for years cause headaches, and lead to depression.” -M Berger MD, F. Gerstanbrand MD, 1981 (Studies on Pain, Headaches)


An example of this:

This 34-year-old male suffered a head injury during an auto accident in which he was rear-ended at 50mph. He described severe pain in his neck and back and headaches that originated at the base of his skull and spread to his left eye. His pain was so severe that it prevented him from sleeping, so he suffered from severe fatigue. To maintain some level of function during the day, he relied on multiple caffeinated beverages. At the time of his initial upper cervical chiropractic evaluation, he had been suffering with all of the above symptoms for over a year. He had sought help from numerous practitioners including physicians, neurologists, and therapists, to no avail. During his evaluation, an upper cervical injury was discovered, which had been caused by his auto accident. After the first month of care, he began to notice less pain and a slightly better ability to sleep. By the third month of care, he was reporting a larger reduction in pain levels, which was enabling him to resume exercising. After six months, all pain was absent, normal sleep was resumed, and he was able to participate in all previous activities and sports, as well as going back to work full-time.


Help With Headaches

“It appears that chiropractors have been right all along. A team of doctors at Syracuse University have established with scientific, anatomical proof, that damaged structures in the neck (subluxations) are the cause of many chronic headaches.”

-December 28, 1995. Life Toronto Star; Life section Peter Rothbart MD

An example of this:

Chronic headache may appear in up to 40% of children before age 7 and 75% by age 15, but most of these headaches are considered tension-type or migraines.

There was a case report which followed an 8-year-old boy who suffered with daily headaches for over three years. There had been no initial trauma to the region. Palpation in the upper cervical region and awkward head position generated pain, predominantly on the right side; abnormal tenderness and decreased neck range of motion were also observed. The subject received spinal manipulation focusing on the right upper cervical area.

After a single treatment, headache frequency decreased. Following subsequent treatments, headache frequency continued to taper off. Two months after treatments, the patient reported less frequent headaches from several days per week, down to two days per month.


Facial Pain Relief

Unusual facial pains were linked to functional disorders of the vertical-occipital juncture due to musculo-tendon, vascular and sympathetic nerve irritations in upper cervical spine.

-P Wessely MD, and H. Tilscher MD (1984) Unusual Facial Pains Linked o Functional Disorders of the Cervical-Occipital Junction.   (Studies on Pain)

An example of this:

“Records of numerous cases including myocardial ischemia showed lesions of the spinal column are perfectly capable of simulating accentuating, or making a major contribution to (organic) disorders. There can, in fact, be no doubt that the state of the spinal column does have a bearing on the functional status of the internal organs.”

-W. Kunert MD, (1965) Functional Disorders of Internal Organs Due to Vertebral Lesions.


Cardiac Pain Relief

“Degenerative disease affecting bone and cartilage of the cervical spine and coronary infarction. Various extensions and mobilization techniques for the cervical spine seems to bear proof of the alleged correction, when they result in prompt elimination of cardiac pain”.

-Bruchmann, W. (1956) German Medical Weekly 81, 1740 “Osteochondrosis of the Cervical Spine and Coronary Infarction.”