Sciatica and Persistent Back Pain in Anchorage Alaska
Sciatica and persistent back pain in Anchorage Alaska

Sciatica and Persistent Back Pain Sciatica is a disorder which causes a set of symptoms including pain in the derrière or leg that becomes worse when sitting, standing or squatting, also it can cause a burning or tingling “pins and needles” sensation in the leg, weakness, numbness, difficulty of motion in the foot or leg.  The sciatic nerve runs from the spine through the buttocks, and down the leg on both sides of the body.  It is not abnormal for symptoms to manifest only on one side of the body.     Causes of Sciatica  Back pain and sciatica can be caused … Continue reading “Sciatica and Persistent Back Pain in Anchorage Alaska”

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Learn 5 Ways to Stop Neck Pain in Anchorage Alaska
5 ways to stop neck pain in Anchorage Alaska

Neck Pain For an ailment that’s as common as neck pain (affecting around 70% of Americans), there are several ways to improve the health of your neck naturally including the following 5 recommendations. 1. Good Posture We’ve all heard this one and it involves avoiding slouching whether you’re walking or sitting in a chair. Also, avoid sitting for long periods of time without changing positions or getting up. Get in the habit of taking short breaks 3 or 4 times an hour to stretch your neck (leg and back) muscles. Even when you’re sleeping you should consider good posture (don’t sleep … Continue reading “Learn 5 Ways to Stop Neck Pain in Anchorage Alaska”

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Neck Injuries and Dizziness|Upper Cervical Chiropractor Anchorage
Neck injuries and dizziness

Can Neck Problems Cause Dizziness? Vertigo, Dizziness, Disequilibrium and many other types of conditions can be directly related to old head and neck injuries that have never been properly addressed and the underlying damage to the upper neck has led to dysfunction in the ears, the balancing system of the body or both. When the head or neck is injured the upper neck (Atlas & Axis) frequently become twisted and misaligned leading to a slight displacement of the head…sometimes by as little as 3/4 of a degree. Once the heavy head (10-14 lbs) is tilting to the side the brain … Continue reading “Neck Injuries and Dizziness|Upper Cervical Chiropractor Anchorage”

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What Can You Do for Migraines and Neck Pain?
Severe migraines and neck pain

Severe Migraines and Neck Pain Neck pain can be an early sign of a migraine or may show up after the episode, leaving sufferer’s with a throbbing pain at the back of the neck. According to an online survey generated by the National Headache Foundation, 38% of migraine patients said they always experience neck pain and 31% said they frequently had neck pain along with their migraine headaches. It is very common for a tightness in the shoulders and neck to cause a cervicogenic headache (or migraine), which is a condition connected to the cervical spine. This occurs because tightness … Continue reading “What Can You Do for Migraines and Neck Pain?”

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Anchorage Upper Cervical Chiropractors Help Brainstem Dysfunction
Anchorage upper cervical chiropractors

What is the Brainstem? You may have heard of the brain stem, but do you know what it’s in charge of? What its basic function is? The purpose it serves for your body? Brainstem dysfunction has been linked to migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, postconcussion syndrome and many other chronic conditions. So you can see how important it is that the brainstem is functioning optimally. The brain stem acts as a bridge between the lower most part of your brain (cerebrum) and your spinal cord; it carries messages through your nerves to your brain and messages from your brain through your … Continue reading “Anchorage Upper Cervical Chiropractors Help Brainstem Dysfunction”

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Migraines and Anxiety Connected to Neck Injuries

Migraines.com wrote a recent article highlighting the link between migraines and panic disorders. The Mayo Clinic defines migraines as an “intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head, and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.” WebMD defines panic disorders as “sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and racing heart.” While most medical research focusses on drug therapies for migraines and anxiety, Upper Cervical chiropractors look to signs of physical restrictions at the base of the skull. Upper Cervical Chiropractors use complex imaging to … Continue reading “Migraines and Anxiety Connected to Neck Injuries”

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Migraine Headaches and Neck Injuries in Anchorage
Migraine headaches and neck injuries in Anchorage

If you suffer from migraines, you know that these are more than just the average headache. Migraine headaches can be debilitating for sufferers. Very often, the cause of the migraines is unknown and the treatments don’t do much to control the problem. However, there is hope. Upper cervical chiropractic offers a potential solution by attempting to correct the source of the migraines rather than just trying to control the headaches themselves. Read on to learn how. Upper cervical chiropractic involves aligning the top two vertebrae. Because these vertebrae are found right at the brain stem, an injury to this area … Continue reading “Migraine Headaches and Neck Injuries in Anchorage”

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Anchorage Chiropractic: Neck Pain

Computer Neck Pain: Healing “from the inside out” Sick of the Drugs and Temporary Fixes?? Neck and upper back pain, shoulder/arm/hand/wrist pain and numbness – Computer Neck Pain tends to respond well to Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical and Gonstead Specific Spinal Care right here in Anchorage, Alaska. A program Specific and focused on the critical elements of structure and function. If you are going to truly recover and heal up, that process must be “from the inside out” so to speak. The program we have found to be the most successful for long term recovery is one based on this … Continue reading “Anchorage Chiropractic: Neck Pain”

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