Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Chat

I mentioned in an earlier post my support chat room that I stumbled upon while researching all that I could about Meniere's Disease. The web address is Through this blog, I've met some amazing individuals-people that, although I haven't met in person, I'm proud to call my friends. Truly a welcoming, supportive, loving group of individuals. They go through the ups and downs of this disease-drop attacks (which are as bad as they sound), spinning, puking, deafness, loss of balance, loss of independence...and yet through all of their suffering, they hop online to encourage and support others who are having a rough go of it.

Hopefully you or those you love NEVER have to experience the horror that is Meniere's Disease, but if you ever cross paths with someone who is suffering, please refer them to this group. I promise that it will change their lives for the better.

Onward we go...

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  1. 11th Annual Meniere’s Disease & Trigeminal Neuralgia Symposium sponsored by on Saturday, June 18, 2011. 9 am, Academic Auditorium, Family Residency Center, 3291 Loma Vista Rd, Bldg. 340. Exams: 2 pm, Ventura Wellness Group, 1732 Palma Dr, Suite 104, Ventura, CA 93003. X-rays available at 1 pm at Grossman Imaging, 2705 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93003. Call (616) 575-9990 or E-mail to register today. Doctors: $300, patients: $200, students or caregivers: $50. Seating is limited. Speakers available for radio, TV, magazine and newspaper interviews on Friday. Complimentary DVDs of last year’s seminar available for $5 shipping and handling.
    The keynote speaker, Michael Burcon, DC of Grand Rapids, MI has presented his Meniere’s research to more than 1,000 doctors of chiropractic at his research institute, Sherman College of Chiropractic and Palmer College of Chiropractic; and more than 1,000 Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeons at Cleveland Clinic, the Prosper Meniere Society in Austria, and the International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease at the House Ear Institute in California, and the Kyoto International Convention Center in Japan.
    Dr. Burcon started researching Meniere’s disease (MD) eleven years ago after having three MD patients quickly recover from their vertigo under upper cervical specific chiropractic care. His papers have been published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and the textbook, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex, a Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature, by Kirk Ericksen in 2004.
    Burcon has established a link between both Meniere’s disease and Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) with whiplash injuries that misalign the base of the skull with the top of the neck creating a lesion affecting the Eustachian tube and/or the Trigeminal ganglion. About half of these traumas are caused by vehicular traumas and the other half from injuries involving head trauma. Burcon believes that the correlation was not made because it takes an average of fifteen years from the time the patient was injured until the onset of symptoms.
    Patients typically get diagnosed with MD or TN in middle age. Their injuries most often happened during high school or college years from a car accident, sports injury or fall on their heads. Few patients list these old injuries on their doctor’s admission paper work. In fact, they have often forgotten about them, believing they were not hurt if they were not admitted to the hospital.
    Burcon has produced three Health Talk videos for GRTV. Copies of Health Talk are available free on DVD. For more information on Dr. Burcon’s Meniere’s research e-mail, call (616) 575-9990 or go to and