The Nerves from Your Brainstem
Did you know the nerves in your upper neck, which is the lower part of the area where your brainstem is, extend up to your ears? That means when your upper neck is injured, those nerves can also be potentially injured. There's a neurological connection that can lead to Cochlear Hydrops, hearing loss, Tinnitus, Meniere's Disease, chronic ear infections, and possibly even Vertigo.
Though, thanks to Dr. Michael Burton of Michigan, we know more about this connection now because of his research of that connection and the various diseases and conditions it can lead to. His research shows a connection between those conditions listed above and various others to whiplash. He also found that half of those injuries are caused by car accidents and the other half are caused by head trauma.
Whiplash and Your Skull
According to his research whiplash causes a misalignment in the base of the skulls and the top of the neck. That misalignment in the upper cervical part of the spine causes a lesion that affects the Eustachian Tube. He believes the correlation was previously not made due to the average 15 years between the time of the injury and the manifestation of the symptoms.
Due to that length of time between the injury and the manifestation of those symptoms, people who suffer from those condition are usually in the middle ages. That means the injuries that led to the misalignment in their upper neck that caused their suffering could have been due to car accident, sports related injury, or other injury during their high school or college years. Those are the years when young people tend to think they are invincible, but their choices may come back to haunt them many years later.
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Your Vertigo and Your Medical History
One problem this causes is that because of the length of time between the injury and the manifestation of the symptoms, people will often not list those accidents. Though, since those poor choices in our 20's can come back to haunt us, it is vital to list those conditions, so the upper cervical chiropractor has all of the information they need.
So, if you do suffer from any of those conditions listed above, there is a good chance it may be due to a misalignment to your upper cervical spine, due to an injury you sustained in your younger years. Did you play college sports, or were you just a daredevil? Your injury might be coming back to haunt you.
Either way, it's important that you allow an upper cervical chiropractor to examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments. They'll be able to see if there are any misalignments to your upper cervical spine, and they'll make necessary adjustment so as to realign your spine.
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