Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute

With Burcon Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI you are choosing to embark on a journey of healing that centers around the central nervous system and the axial skeleton. The first cervical vertebra is called atlas because it has a difficult job. The head, which weighs as much as a bowling ball, rests on top of atlas, which only weighs a few ounces. Atlas is also called the “yes” bone because your head rocks back and forth on its two articulations when you nod yes. When the skull slips partially off from one of these joints, pressure is applied to the brain stem, causing you to be “off your rocker!” We invite you to “get your head on straight” at Burcon Chiropractic, where we specialize in difficult neurological cases, like Meniere's disease and Trigeminal neuralgia with a 97% success rate. We are equally as successful in our results with the more common chiropractic cases like headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, stiff necks and sciatica. Please call 616.575.9990 today. MISSION STATEMENT: Burcon Chiropractic provides the most specific, thorough and effective chiropractic care in Western Michigan. Our goal is to find and correct your problem in as few visits as possible. We believe that Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic is the best alternative to drugs and surgery available. Dr. Burcon desires to be your family’s wellness specialist! We also offer CranioSacral Therapy and Medical Massage to speed the healing process. Remember, the Power that made the body, Heals the body!

Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute

License Number

3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
Suite 252
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

tel. 616 -575-9990 (day)
tel. 616-647-0581 (evening)
fax. 616-575-9995


Hours of operation / Fees
Exams: $100 - $400 Adjustments: $45 - $65 CranioSacral & Medical Massage Therapy: $60 SomatoEmotional Release & Raindrop Therapy: $120 X-rays: $40 each, if needed Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Available for patients:
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. More information

Driving directions

On beautiful Lake Eastbrook behind Center Point Mall, just off from 28th Street and the Beltline. Close to the Gerald Ford airport.

My skills

Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractor specializing in difficult cases. CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release therapist.

Articles & Books Written

Upper Cervical Protocol and Results for 300 Meniere’s Patients, Sixth International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease, Kyoto, Japan, Nov, 2010. Upper Cervical Protocol and Results for 139 Meniere’s Patients, Fifth International Research and Philosophy Symposium, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, Oct 2008. Upper Cervical Protocol and Results for 139 Meniere’s Patients, 13th International Symposium and Workshops on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery, Prosper Meniere Society, Austria, Mar 2008. Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 139 Meniere’s Patients, 26th Politzer Society Meeting, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Oct 2007. Upper Cervical Specific Protocol for One Hundred Meniere’s Patients, 12th International Symposium and Workshops on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery, Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Prosper Meniere Society, Austria, Mar 2006. Upper Cervical Protocol for Thirty Meniere’s Patients, Poster Presentation, 5th International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease & Inner Ear Homeostasis Disorders, House Ear Institute, Beverly Hills, CA, Apr 2005. Assessment of Cervical Spine Using Modified Prill Leg Checks and Interactive Research Presentation, Eleventh Annual Vertebral Subluxation Conference, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, Oct 2003. Upper Cervical Protocol for Three Meniere’s Patients, Ninth Annual Vertebral Subluxation Research Conference, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, Oct 2001. Publications: Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Cervical Spine Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study, Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Oct 2009, pp 1-7. Upper Cervical Protocol to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation in Ten Subjects with Meniere’s: A Case Series, Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Jun 2008, pp 1-8. Upper Cervical Protocol for Ten Meniere’s Patients, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex, A Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature, Kirk Eriksen, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, MD, 2004, pp 284-286. “Parkinson’s Disease, Meniere’s Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Bell’s Palsy: One cause, One Correction,” Dynamic Chiropractor, Vol 21, Num 11, May 2003. “Service with a Smile,” A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Barry Spilchuk, Health Communications, Inc, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1996, pp 130-131. “BJ’s $50,000 ‘Timpograph still captures our imagination after more than fifty years,” Chiropractic Economics, Nov/Dec 1995.

Professional Associations / Memberships

Honors: Above and Beyond Award, New York Chiropractic Council 2002 Volunteered chiropractic services to the men and women at Ground Zero Professional Organizations: Blair Chiropractic Society Prosper Meniere Society Community Media Center, Host of Health Talk on GRTV
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