Meniere's syndrome: The Relationship of the Cranial and Neck Physiology
Meniere's syndrome is not a disease because doctors are not able to visibly detect how or test why it is becoming an extremely common and "pain in the neck" issue. We have the knowledge that it is a syndrome that causes the following idiopathic symptoms that "typically comes as a series of “attacks”. A classic Ménière’s attack includes a fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo (often accompanied by nausea and vomiting), tinnitus and a feeling of fullness in your affected ear. An attack can last from a few minutes to a few hours to a few days (Bauman, website).
Vertigo can come on in waves, lasting sometimes for weeks. Usually one ear will get the sensations of spins and then sometimes leading into the other one later. It usually comes one one ear at a time this way. And as you can imagine, if you don't already have this syndrome, it can be very debilitating to one's everyday schedule. So scientists have not figured out an answer for this disastrous mystery, but luckily alternative bodyworkers are figuring out a way to treat and possibly cure from Meniere's "disease".
The answer is in the first 2 cervical vertebrae of the neck and cranial bones, typically. Incidentally, your atlas (C1 vertebra) and axis (C2) are the only two spinal vertebrae without inter-vertebral discs between them like the rest. The brainstem also flows into C1 and C2, so the spinal cord really starts at C3. Also, they are the two most moveable vertebrae. This commonly causes misalignment, and the two most unstable vertebrae in an impact to the head or neck; possibly the whole body in whiplash incidents.
Probably due to whiplash, or an old impact incident to the head or cervical spine, Meneire's seems to originate. Many people don't recall their impacts into objects as an injury, but the nervous system does. When the somatic, fight or flight, system activates, sometimes the body doesn't turn it off, therefore keeping the muscles and tendons contracting and ligaments stretching. "This creates a lesion affecting your Eustachian tubes and/or the trigeminal ganglion. Whiplash injuries set the stage, and then other conditions may eventually follow" to the hips and legs. (Bauman, website).
Good news to discovering that the pressure of the brainstem on the first and second vertebrae: atlas and axis, can be corrected through a series of treatments to the head and C1 and C2. This can be done with sophisticated trials of neck movement and bodywork techniques.
I am currently going through seminars and guidance from other bodywork professionals to adjust C1 and C2, which has successfully helped relieve Meneiere's symptoms, including migraines and gastrointestinal well-being with my visceral manipulation work combined. If you find yourself running into walls, spinning and suffering from vertigo, please consider the help of my treatments.
To read a more detailed website about this issue you can visit: http://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/atlas-adjustments-alleviate-menieres-disease/. I don't see sublaxation as being a scientific word, so I would call the sublaxation the opposite ligament (antagonist) of the agonist muscle(s) and tendons that are impacted in an accident/injury, that gets overstretched due to the fact that the muscles and tendons around that ligament are in atrophy from the shift of the too active muscles on the opposite side.