Synergy Chiropractic Takes on the Problem of Ear Infections
Ear Infection, Earache, Young Child, Ear Pain, NUCCA Ear Pain

Ear infections cause 30 million children to be brought to a family physician each year. WebMD reports this as the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician. The most common suggestion is to take antibiotics; however, the problem has not gotten any better but remains a major health concern. It is heartbreaking for parents to have to watch a child suffer from this painful condition. It causes many to wonder why it is happening and if it can be cared for properly without the use of medication. The Eustachian tube is located in the middle of the ear and … Continue reading “Synergy Chiropractic Takes on the Problem of Ear Infections”

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Migraines Affecting Those Living in Anchorage, Alaska
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Migraines can be devastating to those suffering from them. The only thing one may be able to think about at the moment he is experiencing one is how to get rid of the pain. Sadly, most ways of coping with this neurological condition focus on easing the pain until a migraine goes away. While this can be helpful, it is much better to address the root cause as this will provide a long-lasting solution. Medications that are used to care for migraines are often used to treat other serious health conditions. Some of the most commonly prescribed medicines for migraines … Continue reading “Migraines Affecting Those Living in Anchorage, Alaska”

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What Is BPPV and What Can Be Done for It?
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BPPV stands for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. About 70 million of those in the USA suffer from some sort of vestibular issue, with BPPV being the most common one. It is responsible for approximately 50% of all dizziness and vertigo in those over age 40. Not only does one feel a false sense of spinning or rotation, but they may also have nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, or hearing issues. BPPV is caused by a malfunction of the inner ear. They way that the brain knows how and where the body is positioned comes from signals sent via nerves and sensors … Continue reading “What Is BPPV and What Can Be Done for It?”

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Caring for Chronic Neck Pain in Anchorage, AK
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Neck pain can be difficult to cope with. Some experience a cracking or popping of the neck that goes along with the pain. Chronic neck pain is pain that is there on a consistent basis, never letting up. This type of pain actually affects other areas of the body. What do we know about neck pain? By using modern technology, one can take an in-depth look at the body more so than ever before. One thing that has been seen is that neck pain may be connected to a misalignment of the top bone of the neck – the C1 … Continue reading “Caring for Chronic Neck Pain in Anchorage, AK”

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PDD and Autism in Children
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Pervasive Developmental Disorder or PDD is a disorder on the spectrum known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cause of this developmental disorder is not clearly known. Most parents will begin to notice symptoms while their baby is around 18 months old. There are several traits that can lead to a diagnosis of PDD. Communication impairment Social interaction impairment Restrictive or repetitive behaviors or limited interests Lack of meaningful communication Does not show empathy Impaired or lacking motor skills Seeing a little one suffer or have the prospect of suffering is devastating, but not every story has to have a sad … Continue reading “PDD and Autism in Children”

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How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease that damages the protective covering of the nerve cells in the brain. This causes a disruption of communication between the brain and body, leading to a wide variety of symptoms. The result is a debilitating disease. Basically, one’s immune system attacks the central nervous system causing it not to work properly. The disease gets its name due to damage of the myelin – the protective coating of the nerves. This, in turn, forms multiple areas of scar tissue or sclerosis. What are some common symptoms associated with MS? Extreme tiredness Vertigo – a … Continue reading “How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis”

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Help for Fibromyalgia Being Found by Anchorage, AK Residents
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Fibromyalgia is known for causing widespread pain throughout the body that is often accompanied by fatigue. Patients may have to suffer as they wait for a diagnosis as many other conditions with similar symptoms have to be ruled out first. This can also create a financial burden as people are willing to undergo a battery of tests to find out what is the underlying cause of their pain. While fibromyalgia is little understood, what is agreed upon is that the pain signals that travel from the body to the brain are amplified for some reason, causing the brain to feel … Continue reading “Help for Fibromyalgia Being Found by Anchorage, AK Residents”

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Post-Concussion Syndrome and Changes Within the Brain
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Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the term used to describe the lingering effects of enduring a traumatic injury to the head. Radiology, an online journal, reported about a study done in November of 2012 that revealed the brain showed significant changes in those suffering from PCS. Not everyone who sustains a concussion will experience post-concussion syndrome. Studies do indicate that up to 30% of people will go on to suffer from PCS. In many cases, these people are not even aware that they have it. This is due to the fact that so many believe they must be knocked unconscious in … Continue reading “Post-Concussion Syndrome and Changes Within the Brain”

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Migraines —A Common Aftereffect of Whiplash Injuries
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If you suffer from migraines, it is likely that you can think of an injury in your past that predates that start of the migraines. Weeks, months, or even years may have passed between the injury and the onset of migraines, but the two may still be linked. At least, that would agree with the findings of a 2013 conference on cranio-cervical syndrome and how it affects cerebrospinal fluid flow. Migraines as a Symptom This research help to consolidate information gathered by upper cervical chiropractic researchers dealing with the effects of a misalignment of the atlas—the top vertebra of the … Continue reading “Migraines —A Common Aftereffect of Whiplash Injuries”

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Underlying Reasons for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car Accident

Who wouldn’t love to wake up a be free from pain? For many, this is mere fantasy. For those with shoulder pain, a rough night can lead to a ruined day. What are some common causes of shoulder pain? What can be done to find relief? Some of the more common causes of pain in the shoulders are listed below. Osteoarthritis – The bones are capped with a layer of cartilage for protection. This all too common form of arthritis slowly erodes this protective layer. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Often painful, this condition eats away the linings of the joints and … Continue reading “Underlying Reasons for Shoulder Pain”

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