Tinnitus and Ear Fullness


Tinnitus and ear fullness can be debilitating and can cause long term anxiety if left untreated. Fortunately, tinnitus and ear fullness are two of the most popular problems we help people with at Elite Upper Cervical.

When the top bone in the neck misaligns, the atlas vetebrae, the vestibular nucleus gets compromosed.

The vestibular nucleus is a specific part of your brain that controls your ears and your hearing. So if your vestibular nucleus is compromised by a misalignment, will your brain have a hard time figuring out how to regulate a certain tone or pitch in your ear? You bet.

This is why when you hear a loud noice, your brain has a hard time regulating the pitch when processing it. This is not good and needs to be addressed.

With ear fullness, when the atlas misaligns, you may also feel a backup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). When you have this backup, the pressure buildup can compound, making the tinnitus even worse.

If CSF flow is being choked off from a misalignment, will the brain and ear function properly? No!

Unfortunately, most doctors want to hit the snooze button and throw out the body’s internal fire alarm by prescribing medication, which is not a long-term solution.

Why? Because it’s not possible to fix a structural problem with a chemical solution. It’s important to get to the root cause of the problem and secure that structural solution! This is where we specialize.

As a NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic clinic, the first thing we do is take specific x-rays of the atlas vertebrae to see if it’s misaligned.

We have advanced software that allows Dr. Burt to measure the atlas down to 1/100th of a degree, which is critical when it’s time to realign it. The upper cervical x-rays are the most important thing we can do for you as a NUCCA doctor.

When doctors work on the upper neck without taking x-rays, they risk making someone worse.

After the exact position of the atlas has been measured, then Dr. Burt can correct it.

The realignment is so gentle that anyone would feel comfortable with the amount of pressure used. Gentle, slow pressure is all you feel, right below the ear lobe, which is also where the atlas is located.

There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck with the NUCCA realignment.

Afterward, we will have to retrain the neck muscles for a few months, realigning the atlas as needed.

If you are curious to see if your atlas is misaligned and is causing your migraines, make sure to schedule your NUCCA assessment below, as soon as possible, to see if you are a good fit for treatment.