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?”
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”
Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic
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”
Migraines Affecting Those Living in Anchorage, Alaska
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”
Migraines —A Common Aftereffect of Whiplash Injuries
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”
The Link Between Migraines and Upper Cervical Misalignments
Migraines and vertigo are common aftereffects following head or neck trauma. Why is that the case? A research group used an upright MRI to identify the answers. Let’s take a closer look at a case study, the MRI research, and a way to help relieve migraine symptoms naturally. A Migraine Case Study The study involved a 54-year-old woman suffering from vertigo, migraines, and neck pain. Symptoms began after a motor vehicle accident. Ten years after the onset of symptoms she sought the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. All symptoms were corrected after just one adjustment. How an MRI Revealed … Continue reading “The Link Between Migraines and Upper Cervical Misalignments”
Finding Safe, Natural Relief for Headaches in Children
Most adults know what it is like to have a headache. However, it may be surprising to learn that children also suffer from headaches and even migraines. Out of the adults that get headaches on a regular basis, 20% of them admitted that their headaches began before age 10. Half of them stated that their headaches started to occur before they reached 20 years of age. By age 15, 5% of all young people have experienced a migraine and 15% have had a tension headache. Why are so many young people having headaches? There are a number of factors that … Continue reading “Finding Safe, Natural Relief for Headaches in Children”
Do Migraine Hangovers Really Happen?
Unfortunately for those who experience them, migraine hangovers do exist. This is actually the end of a migraine called the postdrome phase. It leaves the person feeling worn out, extremely tired, and unable to function for hours and even days after a migraine goes away. It is known by the following symptoms: Anxiety and depression Feeling in a fog mentally Unable to concentrate Extreme fatigue Changes in cognitive ability and intellectual function Sensitivity in the scalp or skin Although not all who suffer from migraines develop migraine hangover, one study revealed that 68% of the participants had symptoms that lasted … Continue reading “Do Migraine Hangovers Really Happen?”
The Impact of Headaches on Women
Nearly half of the world’s population, 46%, suffer from some kind of active headache condition. Women are 50% more likely than men to get headaches. They also get a migraine 2.5 times more often than men do. Some factors that may indicate why women suffer from headaches more than men. One of these is hormones. High estrogen levels often coincide with headaches. Another factor that is coming to light through recent research has to do with the fact that women often do not wear the correct bra size. Yes, this really can lead to headaches. Here are a few points … Continue reading “The Impact of Headaches on Women”
What Does Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Have to Do with Headaches?
The upright MRI is an amazing machine. The inventor, Dr. R. Damadian, has been able to prove, by using this machine, that a misalignment in one of the top two vertebrae can change the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to and from the brain. Why is this so important? CSF is vital to keeping the spine and the brain lubricated and working properly. If a misalignment is present, this fluid can have problems reaching the brain and exiting the brain. This can lead to a buildup of fluid causing intracranial pressure to develop. The results of this include headaches … Continue reading “What Does Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Have to Do with Headaches?”