Upper Cervical Chiropractic | Dr. Pat Allen and Her Tinnitus Recovery Los Angeles
Tinnitus has to be one of those most annoying and in many cases life-altering syndromes. Many are driven mad by the constant humming or roaring. It also can be so distracting that many who suffer can no longer work.
Dr. Pat Allen a widely recognized expert in relationship counseling. She had progressively worse tinnitus that was interfering with her work to the point she contemplated retiring. As a last-ditch effort, she landed in our Carson office seeking care.
Upper Cervical Care is a healthcare discipline that seeks to correct spinal misalignments at the base of the skull. This area is anatomically the weakest structural area of the spine. This is due to the fact that the skull weighs 10-12 lbs and the atlas (c-1) weighs 2 ounces.
This makes this area susceptible to injury. When the atlas becomes subluxated(out of its normal range of motion due to injury) it can interfere with the nervous system and cause a host of health problems. Recent research shows that a subluxated atlas can reduce CFS flow in the spinal cord(1).
Research also suggests that a misaligned atlas causes the muscles between the head and neck to tighten. One of these muscles, rectus capitis posterior minor muscle, directly connects to the sheath that covers the brain stem. When this muscle becomes tight it can put tension on the spinal cord resulting in abnormal brain-stem function.
While Tinnitus can be investigating to the individual it can also allude most healthcare practitioners. Of all the conditions that we take care of it tends to be the most fickle.
We have found that approximately 30 percent of the cases with tinnitus clear while another 40 percent improve and 30 percent to be unchanged aftercare. Below is a video testimony where Dr. Pat Allen talks about her tinnitus recovery right here in Los Angeles.