Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJ

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”

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Vertigo Connected to Head Injuries – Can It be Helped?
Vertigo Relief, Dizziness Relief, Dizzy, Meniere’s Disease Relief, Disequilibrium, Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere’s , Meniere’s Disease, endolymphatic hydrops, hydrops, SEH, BPPV, fullness, swollen ear, painful ear

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?”

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Proof That Autism Is Helped by Correcting Spinal Misalignments
Autism, Autistic, Healthy Spine

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”

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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”

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Finding Ways to Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally
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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”

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Learning to Tackle Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska
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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”

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Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska
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Sadly, the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is on the rise. Since 1991, this condition has increased by 50%. MS is neurological in origin and mostly affects young adults, ages 20 to 40. Women are more often diagnosed than men. MS is degenerative and incapacitating for those who suffer from it. Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and central nervous system and is generally categorized as an autoimmune disorder. It changes normal brain tissue and myelin – the fatty layer of protection around the nerves – into scar tissue. This leads to: Visual disturbances Feeling weak Experiencing brain fog (cognitive problems) … Continue reading “Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska”

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Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJ

If one has endured a concussion, there may be lingering symptoms that can suggest post-concussion syndrome is the occurring. This is especially true in the case of those who have had more than one concussion or blow to the head. The person may be suffering from what is called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, it is impossible to determine this unless an autopsy is performed. Some even debate the existence of CTE. The Debate About Concussions Robert Stern from Boston University was part of a meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. He stated during the meeting that the … Continue reading “Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic”

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Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis
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A link has repeatedly been seen between a misalignment in the upper neck and the conditions of torticollis and scoliosis, possibly due to trauma at birth. Dr. Gutmann has been researching this very subject since the 1960’s and published his research in 1987. It clearly reveals that upper neck problems create a variety of illnesses in children such as ear infections and colic, as well as torticollis. Another doctor, Dr. Biederman, published further research in 1992. By combining the children observed with these two doctors, it amounts to over 1,000 babies who were studied. Dr. Biederman’s research once again linked … Continue reading “Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis”

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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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