Why So Much Sinus Trouble?
It seems like almost everyone deals with some sort of sinus problems these days. You may feel congested on a regular basis or get sinus infections quite often. Sometimes these problems last for many years, leading to frustration due to lack of answers. The reason this happens is that something is causing the sinuses to not drain as they should. Those dealing with sinus issues may also experience pain, headaches, and tiredness. If you seek the care of your primary care physician, he or she may suggest decongestants, nasal steroids, or antihistamines. People spend a total of almost $6 million … Continue reading “Why So Much Sinus Trouble?”
Finding Natural, Reliable Help for Vertigo
What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is characterized by a spinning sensation. It could also be described as the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning. Some falsely define vertigo as the fear of heights, but this isn’t true. Consequently, we are left with the question: Why does vertigo happen? Vertigo is connected to the body’s balancing system. At the time of our birth, we are instinctively in balance with our environment. When this sense of balance glitches, it is often caused by damage to the inner ear. You may not realize that the ear plays a significant role in the … Continue reading “Finding Natural, Reliable Help for Vertigo”
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children
Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) are caused by a hard bump or blow to the head. According to the CDC, MTBIs account for nearly 30% of deaths due to injury in the United States. Surprisingly, 400 out of 100,000 adolescents will suffer a mild traumatic brain injury each year, generally from sports or other activities. There are a few myths regarding mild traumatic brain injuries. Here are three: A person has to be knocked unconscious to be diagnosed with an MTBI. A person has to have a skull fracture to be diagnosed with an MTBI. A person has to have broken … Continue reading “Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children”
Cranial Neuralgia – What Is It?
There are several different kinds of headaches, and cranial neuralgia is one specific type. In general, all headaches emanate from the same place. However, the pain isn’t really in the brain because the brain does not have any nerves. In reality, the eyes, ears, sinuses, veins and other body parts are signaling the brain that there is pain. Usually, when people describe headaches, they are referring to the cerebrum, the area just below the top of the skull. There are others, though, that are described as experiencing pain in the face. These types of headaches are known to be cranial … Continue reading “Cranial Neuralgia – What Is It?”
Migraines Linked to Injuries to the Head and Neck
Migraines are a debilitating condition known for throbbing and pounding head pain. They can cause a person to have to lie down until they are under control. An article entitled “ ‘You Can’t Put Ice Over a Migraine,’ a Lurking Malady in the NFL” points out that many football players suffer from migraines but are afraid to talk about them because they are often thought of as just a simple headache. Many people are unaware that a migraine is not just a bad headache but actually a neurological condition. Football players do not want to be pulled from the game … Continue reading “Migraines Linked to Injuries to the Head and Neck”
The Debilitating Pain of Sciatica and Natural Relief
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and branches through the lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the back of each leg. Generally, only one side is affected. Sciatica pain can be located at any point along the sciatic nerve. This is often due to a ruptured or herniated disc. Pain may even be felt in the foot on the affected side. Sciatica is also referred to as piriformis syndrome. This has to do with the fact that the sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscles. It is believed that muscle … Continue reading “The Debilitating Pain of Sciatica and Natural Relief”
An Easy Solution for Acid Reflux in Babies in Anchorage, AK
Acid reflux in infants happens when food backs up or refluxes from the baby’s stomach. If your baby is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, he or she may have acid reflux: Crying while being fed Excessive gas Choking when trying to swallow Pain in the abdominal area Vomiting often Refusing to eat Acid reflux can slow down a child’s growth, bring about colic, and cause problems with breathing. There are many reasons that acid reflux occurs, and recent evidence is pointing toward it being related to an injury or trauma that happened during the birthing process. It is possible … Continue reading “An Easy Solution for Acid Reflux in Babies in Anchorage, AK”
The Excruciating Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia and How to Get Help
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, which is one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. This condition causes severe and sudden burning or shock-like facial pain that can last anywhere from a few seconds to as long as two minutes. Attacks occur repeatedly over a two-hour or less period. You may have one episode or hundreds per day. Describing your pain to a friend or family member who has never experienced it can be frustrating. Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare condition, but if you have it, you are … Continue reading “The Excruciating Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia and How to Get Help”
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 pain 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?”