Scoliosis Linked to Torticollis Possibly Due to Neck Trauma
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually happens during a growth spurt just before going through puberty. It is unknown, in most cases, what causes this condition. Two German doctors have devoted much of their time to trying to find out how the upper neck can be related to problems that occur in infants and how this affects their general health. Dr. Gutman: His research began in the 1960’s and was published in 1987 linking ear infections, colic, torticollis, and other illnesses in infants with a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. Dr. Biederman: His … Continue reading “Scoliosis Linked to Torticollis Possibly Due to Neck Trauma”
Does Help for Fibromyalgia Rely on Getting More Sleep?
Fibromyalgia (FM) affects as many as 6% of the world’s population. Females are up to 90% more likely to get it than males. Although fibromyalgia remains a mystery among the medical community, what they do agree upon is that the central nervous system is involved. Many people who are experiencing some of the common symptoms of FM may think it is something they need to learn to cope with it. But if you have any of the following, it is good to get evaluated by a professional: Chronic, widespread pain Extreme exhaustion Irritability Cloudy thinking or brain fog Inability to … Continue reading “Does Help for Fibromyalgia Rely on Getting More Sleep?”
Multiple Sclerosis: A Surprising Way to Care for It
Sadly, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that is one of the most incapacitating among young adults. Around the globe, approximately 2.3 million people suffer from multiple sclerosis, while 400,000 in the United States are affected. You can develop this condition at any age, and there are various types, such as progressive, relapsing, and remitting. Women get it twice as often as men. Most people do not become severely disabled and can lead nearly normal lives. Multiple sclerosis (MS) remains a mystery among the medical community. But it is acknowledged that it is linked to a malfunction in the … Continue reading “Multiple Sclerosis: A Surprising Way to Care for It”
Chronic Migraines: Botox Vs. Natural Care – Which Works Best?
Migraines are a neurological condition that has a pounding, throbbing, severe headache as one of its major symptoms. When you are diagnosed with chronic migraines, it means that you have migraines for more than 15 days out of the month. This has an enormous effect on social, family, and financial responsibilities. The only thing people can focus on when they have a migraine is how best to get rid of it. What are some of the available options? Botox Gains Popularity Botox started out being used to help eliminate wrinkles. It was discovered, more or less accidentally, that it also … Continue reading “Chronic Migraines: Botox Vs. Natural Care – Which Works Best?”
Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that usually occur after a blow to the head. They are surrounded by myths, however. Let’s separate the truth from the myths about concussions and learn how best to care for them. Here are some of the more common myths concerning concussions: Helmets prevent concussions Symptoms go away after resting for short time A person who goes unconscious is worse off than someone who does not pass out A concussion only happens if one loses consciousness Minor impacts do not cause concussions A CT that is normal is a reliable way to tell if … Continue reading “Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help”
Vertigo Connected to Head Injuries – Can It be Helped?
Vertigo has been described as a spinning sensation that makes you feel as if you or the things around you are moving when there is no movement. Some mistakenly think vertigo is a fear of heights. However, this is not the correct understanding. It is often caused by moving the head too quickly. The most common type of vertigo is referred to as BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Who’s at Risk for Vertigo? Women experience vertigo more often than men do As one gets older, vertigo happens more often Vertigo is not usually dangerous except when one is in … Continue reading “Vertigo Connected to Head Injuries – Can It be Helped?”
Proof That Autism Is Helped by Correcting Spinal Misalignments
Autism is a developmental disorder that is on the rise. Out of every sixty-eight children, one has autism. Boys are five times more likely to get autism than girls. What may surprise you to know is that upper cervical chiropractors are actually having much success in helping autistic children find some relief. Autism Symptoms Helped This is the case of a girl who was almost three years old and was showing symptoms of autism. She was also exhibiting other physical signs of distress, such as head pain, inability to sleep, acid reflux, and vomiting. Her medical history revealed she was … Continue reading “Proof That Autism Is Helped by Correcting Spinal Misalignments”
Finding Relief for Workplace Injuries in Anchorage, AK
When many think of workplace injuries, they may imagine more physical jobs as being the culprit. Actions such as lifting wrong, falling off ladders, or twisting improperly are common causes of workplace injuries. However, more and more people seem to be doing office-type work, such as sending emails, typing on a computer all day, and generally being inactive. Can this be dangerous? Having a sedentary work day can do damage to one’s health and well-being. Research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that the most common injuries endured at work involve the shoulders, arms, legs, wrists, abdomen, and back. … Continue reading “Finding Relief for Workplace Injuries in Anchorage, AK”
Finding Ways to Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally
Neck pain is extremely common. In fact, it will afflict 2 out of 3 people at some time, meaning it is nearly as common as back pain. Neck pain is difficult to diagnose and care for because this area of the body houses many blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. One thing that seems to stand out when it comes to finding out why neck pain occurs is uneven weight distribution of the head. The head can weigh up to 14 pounds and is stabilized by the neck. In order for the head to remain balanced properly, bones and muscles must … Continue reading “Finding Ways to Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally”
Learning to Tackle Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska
Migraines are extremely debilitating and can lead one to lose out on time spent with family, friends, and at work. In the USA, it is estimated that 12% of adults get migraines, with women being diagnosed 3 times more often than men. The Migraine Research Foundation states that migraines cause people to miss 113 million days of work during a year bringing a financial loss of $13 billion to US companies. Some people have what is deemed a chronic migraine condition, meaning they suffer from migraine pain more than 15 days during a 30 day period! What to Do About … Continue reading “Learning to Tackle Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska”