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Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Disequilibrium, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease, endolymphatic hydrops, hydrops, SEH, BPPV, fullness, swollen ear, painful earVertigo is one of the hallmark symptoms of Meniere's disease.  Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears), a feeling of congestion in the ear, loss of hearing, and crippling vertigo.  These vertigo attacks can be so severe that they are sometimes referred to as "drop attacks" because a person may lose balance and fall.

In Meniere's disease sufferers, the buildup of excess fluid within the canals of the inner ear causes interference with signals that control hearing and balance.  The labyrinth of your inner ear is home to the semicircular canals and otolithic organs which are responsible for telling your brain where your body is positioned in space, thus giving you a sense of balance.  Vertigo happens because the abnormal amount of fluid that collects gives your brain inaccurate information.

 

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Getting Your Balance Back from Vertigo

At Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care, we have helped many vertigo and Meniere's disease sufferers get their sense of balance back.  As an upper cervical chiropractic focused practice, we take a very systematic approach to care.  The underlying cause of many of these cases is a misalignment that occurs at the atlas vertebra, which is positioned just beneath the base of the skull.  The atlas also sits in very close proximity to the structures of the inner ear, and any misalignment there can affect the inner ear as well as the communication of signals between the inner ear and brain.  In fact, many of our vertigo and Meniere's disease patients can recall a time when they had some type of head or neck injury that may have caused the misalignment.

In our office, adjustments are gentle and precise.  If an atlas misalignment was a contributing factor in the excess fluid buildup, the inner ear could begin to heal and function normally.  Once we are able to restore normal atlas alignment, the brain can begin to receive proper signals from the inner ear about your body's sense of balance.  This can be a natural and lasting way to achieve relief from vertigo episodes.

 

References:

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/menieres-disease

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menieres-disease/basics/complications/con-20028251

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Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Disequilibrium, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease, endolymphatic hydrops, hydrops, SEH, BPPV, fullness, swollen ear, painful earA person dealing with vertigo may often feel as if the whole world is spinning. Vertigo either originates in the inner ear and is called peripheral vertigo or comes from a problem within the central nervous system. If the problem comes from the central nervous system, it is called central vertigo.

BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. Almost everyone has had an experience with this kind of vertigo when they have stood up too quickly or moved their head too fast. Sometimes sitting up in bed first thing in the morning can bring on BPPV. If a person has a bout, it can cause him a fall and is called a drop attack. BPPV is considered to be idiopathic meaning there is no direct cause that is understood. Vertigo can come on spontaneously and is sometimes due to an ear infection or a problem with the neck.

What Can Alleviate Vertigo?

It has been noted by various researchers that vertigo often comes about due to reduced blood flow to the brain. Why would this happen? Often it is caused by a misalignment in the C1 vertebra – the atlas bone at the top of the neck. A misalignment here can put the brainstem under pressure or stress and may also affect the vertebral arteries that play a vital role in facilitating blood flow to the brain.  

If such a misalignment is determined to be the cause of one’s vertigo, there is no need to despair. Here at our Farmington, Michigan practice, we use specialized diagnostic imaging techniques to find the exact location of the misalignment. Then, using a gentle technique, we encourage the bones to move back into place on their own without popping or forcing them into place. This is often all that is needed to see vertigo symptoms improve and potentially even go away completely.

 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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if you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Disequilibrium, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease, endolymphatic hydrops, hydrops, SEH, BPPV, fullness, swollen ear, painful earA person dealing with vertigo may often feel as if the whole world is spinning. Vertigo either originates in the inner ear and is called peripheral vertigo or comes from a problem within the central nervous system. If the problem comes from the central nervous system, it is called central vertigo.

BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. Almost everyone has had an experience with this kind of vertigo when they have stood up too quickly or moved their head too fast. Sometimes sitting up in bed first thing in the morning can bring on BPPV. If a person has a bout, it can cause him a fall and is called a drop attack. BPPV is considered to be idiopathic meaning there is no direct cause that is understood. Vertigo can come on spontaneously and is sometimes due to an ear infection or a problem with the neck.

 

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

What Can Alleviate Vertigo?

It has been noted by various researchers that vertigo often comes about due to reduced blood flow to the brain. Why would this happen? Often it is caused by a misalignment in the C1 vertebra – the atlas bone at the top of the neck. A misalignment here can put the brainstem under pressure or stress and may also affect the vertebral arteries that play a vital role in facilitating blood flow to the brain.  

If such a misalignment is determined to be the cause of one’s vertigo, there is no need to despair. Here at our Farmington, Michigan practice, we use specialized diagnostic imaging techniques to find the exact location of the misalignment. Then, using a gentle technique, we encourage the bones to move back into place on their own without popping or forcing them into place. This is often all that is needed to see vertigo symptoms improve and potentially even go away completely.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Disequilibrium, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease, endolymphatic hydrops, hydrops, SEVertigo is a false sensation of movement, often including the feeling that the person or the things around him are spinning. This can be a frightening sensation that may be connected to such conditions as Meniere’s disease. A study involving 300 patients will provide some of the answers that those suffering from vertigo are looking for.  

The patients involved in this study were suffering from Meniere’s disease and vertigo averaging an intensity of 8.5 out of 10. Interestingly, each of these patients reported having some sort of whiplash-like injury at some point in the past. This is one point to remember because it shows there is a clear link between injuries to the head or neck and vertigo.

During the study, these patients were given adjustments to the atlas bone – the top bone of the neck. After just 6 weeks of care, the intensity of the condition was down from 8.5 to 3.0 out of 10. In fact, 291 patients saw the benefits that come from this type of care. That is 97% of those in the study. The patients were followed throughout the next 6 years. After 4 years, they reported that their intensity level had dropped even further to 0.8 out of 10.

 

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

Whiplash happens when the neck is thrust back and forth or side to side after an impact at speeds as low as 5 mph. This can happen during such things as a minor car accident, a sports injury, a fall, or any other type of physical trauma.

Seeking the Care of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor

If one is struggling with vertigo, it can be due to a head or neck injury – even if this occurred a long time ago. If the atlas bone – the C1 vertebra – moves out of position, it can place undue pressure on the brainstem resulting in a malfunction of the nervous system. Communication to the brain and body can be disrupted leading to such things as vertigo. We use a gentle method to help realign this bone. This is often all that is needed to see a decrease in symptoms or a complete resolution of vertigo.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease Vertigo is a common condition that will be experienced by as much as 40% of the population, and it is the primary symptom of Meniere’s disease. It can be very disorienting to feel like one is spinning or that the room is spinning. What causes vertigo? Many find that the condition sets in after an accident or fall that involves a head or neck injury. This is true for those suffering from Meniere’s as well.

What Are the Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease?

Meniere's is a rare vestibular condition that combines vertigo with several other symptoms. Most have a feeling of pressure inside the affected ear as well as some hearing loss. Tinnitus is another common symptom. This involves a ringing in the affected ear and may be very severe at times.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

Most people who experience Meniere’s don’t see the onset of symptoms until middle age. One theory behind this is that upper cervical misalignments are to blame for the some of the symptoms. However, it can take 10 to 15 years for a misalignment to cause the symptoms. According to one case study involving 300 Meniere’s patients, injuries in the patient’s history were often not connected to the symptoms because the experiences were a decade old or more.

Upper Cervical Care for Meniere’s Patients

If you suffer from vertigo or other symptoms of Meniere’s disease, don’t ignore them as something you just have to live with. Come and see us at Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care to learn what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you. If your condition is related to an upper cervical subluxation, a gentle adjustment may be all that is needed to set you on the path to better health. Especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, you may see many improvements in overall well-being.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, Fog, SclerosisMultiple sclerosis, often referred to as MS, comes with a variety of symptoms that may indicate the condition is present. These symptoms manifest themselves in different degrees depending on what part of the brain is being affected and how far the condition has progressed. A person can experience symptoms ranging from mild to severe, lasting days, weeks, or even months. They may come and go, or they may be chronic and persistent. What are some of the symptoms to look for with MS?

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If a person feels that he can relate to some of the symptoms in the above list, it is important for him not to ignore the signs that are there. It may be hard to admit that a problem is going on, particularly something as serious as multiple sclerosis. However, seeing some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean one has MS. A number of tests will be done to rule out other conditions. It is vital that a person is totally honest with his doctor. It is also a good idea to be open with loved ones as they can provide the support needed during this time.

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Can Help with Multiple Sclerosis

Often, multiple sclerosis and the symptoms associated with it have to do with a malfunction of the nervous system. This can happen due to a small misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. These bones have the job of protecting the brainstem and spinal cord. However, once they move out of place, they can actually put pressure on the brainstem leading to problems with the signals being sent to and from the brain and body.

At Premier Family Wellness, we use a gentle technique that encourages these bones to move back into their proper positions. We do not pop or force the bones of the neck into place. This gentle approach allows the healing process of the body to take over and repair the damage done. MS patients may see a notable difference in their suffering after getting this problem corrected.

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 Multiple Sclerosis. MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, Fog A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) for an adult can be frightening—even more so if it is a child. Parents want to make the best choices for their child’s future. This blog is designed to give parents some informative details about MS and help them make some choices about options for their child’s health.

Nerve Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

The nerve cells of the body are protected by a covering referred to as the myelin sheath. When damage occurs to the myelin sheath, the brain signals the body to slow down or stop doing what it is doing so that no further damage ensues. This can be due to a communication problem between the brain and the body sending improper signals about what is really happening.

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When someone is diagnosed with MS, it is important that his central nervous system is functioning at its optimum. One thing that may be hindering the nervous system and communication in the body is a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. The C1 and C2 vertebrae are located in the area where the brain stem meets the spinal cord. This area is the communication highway of the body. Misalignments in either of these vertebrae can wreak havoc on the body, leading to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Not only is communication hindered, but blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow are compromised.

Multiple Sclerosis and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

I have been specially trained to detect misalignments in the upper neck and then work with my patients to correct them. I use a gentle chiropractic technique that is safe for children. Once corrected, the body can begin to heal itself. Most MS patients, whether young or old, report a decrease in symptoms and long-lasting relief.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-478-6203 or just click the button below area

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

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