Vertigo 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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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.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.