Upper Cervical Chiropractic Approach for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS, Digestive Disorder, Digestion, Stomach Problems

Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting anywhere from 12-30% of the US population.  The symptoms include chronic pain in the abdomen, discomfort, bloating and unhealthy bowel habits which can mean that sufferers have diarrhea or constipation or that they vacillate between those two extremes unpredictably. As anyone with IBS or living with someone who suffers from this disorder knows, it is one of the most difficult digestive disorders to live with and the treatment generally involves medication or diet changes which have significant lifestyle impacts.  Because the traditional medical treatment for IBS is so unsatisfactory, … Continue reading “Upper Cervical Chiropractic Approach for Irritable Bowel Syndrome”

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Drug Free Autism Spectrum Disorder approach Found

A Growing Problem  We are in the midst of a worldwide Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) epidemic, 1 out of every 150 children are effected. Upper cervical chiropractic can offer hope. A recent case study by Dr. Borkhuis indicates the tremendous results of a 3-year-old girl auuffering with autism related symptoms, including acid reflux, vomiting and seizures. A Thirty five month old girl presented into Dr. Borkhuis’s office with the chief complaint of head pain. She also had a variety of other complaints all seemingly related to the autism spectrum disorder. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks weighing 2 lbs., … Continue reading “Drug Free Autism Spectrum Disorder approach Found”

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Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief For Children and Adults

Several news organizations are reporting that commonly prescribed acid reflux drugs taken by millions of people may also cause cardiovascular disease. The reports are based on recently published research from the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Researchers found the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, can cause blood vessels to constrict. If taken regularlacy, PPIs could lead to hypertension and a weakened heart. Common PPIs are purchasable over the counter and include Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. John Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s principal investigator said “our work is consistent with previous reports that PPIs may increase the risk … Continue reading “Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief For Children and Adults”

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Carpal tunnel syndrome and upper cervical chiropractic

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome If you suffer from carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) then you no doubt are seeking some relief. But perhaps you are wondering what the connection between upper cervical chiropractic and CTS could possibly be. After all, isn’t carpel tunnel syndrome a problem with the wrist? Let’s take a look at the anatomical science behind using upper cervical chiropractic to provide natural relief for CTS. We have to start by discussing the fact that CTS isn’t necessarily a problem with the wrist so much as it is nerve pain. The fact is that the nerves in your wrist and arm … Continue reading “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Upper Cervical Chiropractic”

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Chronic Fatigue, Pain and Sinus Problems: What’s the Connection?
Chronic fatigue, pain and sinus problems

An Unexpected Connection A study suggests that sinus problems can be associated with unexplained fatigue and bodily pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to both diagnose and treat. However, doctors at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered an unexpected connection with sinus symptoms and chronic pain. They questioned 297 patients and noted unexplained fatigue in 22 per cent and chronic pain in 11 per cent. Nine percent of patients had both problems. A Common Underlying Condition The same underlying problem may be the root cause of all 3 conditions.  A misalignment in the upper neck can lead to sinus issues, … Continue reading “Chronic Fatigue, Pain and Sinus Problems: What’s the Connection?”

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Why am I so tired? New hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Why am I so tired?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia If you’re asking the question why am I so tired? Or you been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or Fibromyalgia. It is important to 1st understand what is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Mayo Clinic describes it this way… “Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest. Although there are many theories about what causes this condition — ranging from viral infections to psychological stress — in most cases the cause is still unknown.  Because its symptoms are difficult … Continue reading “Why am I so tired? New hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

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What Are 5 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Anchorage Alaska?
Wrist Pain, Wrist Ache, Carpal Tunnel, CTS

5 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The best way to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome is never to get it in the first place. If you are worried that your career could be putting you at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome then you will want to implement these five prevention techniques. Let’s start with something simple. Take breaks at work. If you start to feel a strain in your wrist, arm, or even in your neck (the nerve pain is related) just take a few minutes to stretch. If you have some wrist exercises, this is the time to … Continue reading “What Are 5 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Anchorage Alaska?”

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3 Ways to Decrease Anxiety without Drugs
Decrease anxiety without drugs

Decrease Stress Hormones in Your Body Previously in this blog we discussed the connection of migraines and anxiety. But anxiousness and stress is something that all of us deal with to a certain extent whether we have migraines or not. It is important that we have ways for our bodies to adapt to a stressful lifestyle. Here are 3 ways to decrease anxiety without drugs: Massage Therapy Massage therapy has been shown to significantly improve hormone balance. The International Journal of Neuroscience, analyzed a large amount of data associated with massage therapy and stress. They found significant decreases in bad stress hormones … Continue reading “3 Ways to Decrease Anxiety without Drugs”

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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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