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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Caring for Chronic Neck Pain in Anchorage, AK
Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Neck Alignment, text neck, texting

Neck pain can be difficult to cope with. Some experience a cracking or popping of the neck that goes along with the pain. Chronic neck pain is pain that is there on a consistent basis, never letting up. This type of pain actually affects other areas of the body. What do we know about neck pain? By using modern technology, one can take an in-depth look at the body more so than ever before. One thing that has been seen is that neck pain may be connected to a misalignment of the top bone of the neck – the C1 … Continue reading “Caring for Chronic Neck Pain in Anchorage, AK”

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Children and Post-Concussion Syndrome—How to Proceed

Sadly, post-concussion syndrome is something that may accompany a child’s love of sports. Not all children will suffer from a concussion, but it is important to be aware of what post-concussion syndrome is and how to cope with it in case it does happen. The most important thing parents can do for their sports-loving children is to help them prevent accidents. How can this be done? By teaching them the importance of: Getting proper rest Stretching before engaging in sports Eating properly to fuel their bodies Exercising Living an overall healthy lifestyle While doing these things will help, they won’t … Continue reading “Children and Post-Concussion Syndrome—How to Proceed”

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Basics

Maybe a person has heard the term mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI and has a general idea what it means. However, let’s look a little deeper at what symptoms it causes and what one can do if he suspects he may have sustained an MTBI. It is important to note, first of all, that not everyone will react the same to a mild traumatic brain injury. Many factors also play a role in the outcome. Things such as the force of the trauma and where the person was hit can all play a vital role. Another thing to remember … Continue reading “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Basics”

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Children and Sports-Related Concussions
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Kid Sports

Sports-related concussions are very common among children. Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury that results in the function of the brain being disrupted temporarily. This actually changes the way the brain works. A person does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion. The actual symptoms may last for less than fifteen minutes, but have longer lasting repercussions if not corrected right away. Caring for a Child After a Concussion Occurs Here are some things to do if a person suspects that a child has suffered a concussion and to avoid future concussions: Take a break: The … Continue reading “Children and Sports-Related Concussions”

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Concussions Cause Changes in the Brain
Concussion, Brain Injury, TBI, Head Injury

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the end result of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also called a concussion. The World Health Organization defines this as a traumatic event that causes a loss of consciousness for a small amount of time and short-lived memory impairment or confusion. Symptoms include:  Inability to concentrate  Recurrent headaches  Problems with memory  Post-concussion syndrome affects up to 30% of people who experience a concussion. Neuroimaging cannot conclusively find a difference between a normal patient and those with an MTBI. Therefore, it is unknown whether or not a person will develop PCS. Dr. Yulin Ge, M.D. wanted … Continue reading “Concussions Cause Changes in the Brain”

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Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

A recent or even past injury may be to blame for your migraines. This is particularly true if the injury or accident resulted in whiplash. A car accident at just 5 mph is sufficient for causing whiplash, so do not discount minor injuries or accidents. Unfortunately, whiplash is often treated with pain relievers and nothing is done to repair the connective tissue damage that was suffered as a result of the trauma. The result is continued degeneration of tissue as well as the spine. Why is connective tissue so important?   The Role of Connective Tissue in the Body   What does … Continue reading “Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?”

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Effects of Whiplash
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

What exactly is whiplash? It is an injury to the neck that happens when the muscles of the neck are forced to over-extend during an accident, usually a rear-end collision. The muscles of the neck move in a similar way as the cracking of a whip, causing intense pain and muscle stiffness. It is not only car accidents that cause this. It can happen during a ride at an amusement park, a physical altercation, or an injury at a sporting event. The injury may have seemed minor, but can produce long-lasting issues. What symptoms should a person watch for?  A … Continue reading “Effects of Whiplash”

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Reducing the Healing Time from Whiplash
Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Neck Alignment, text neck, texting

How can whiplash be described? If you think of the term itself, it brings to mind the motion a whip makes when it gets cracked. This is similar to the motion the neck makes when it endures whiplash from being in a car accident. Even if the whiplash happened years ago, it could still be causing problems for the person who had it. Symptoms can remain for up to ten years.  What is affected if the neck area is injured? Ligaments that keep bones aligned, disks between bones, and muscles in the neck are all affected. This type of injury … Continue reading “Reducing the Healing Time from Whiplash”

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What You Need to Know about Whiplash in Anchorage Alaska
Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Car Accident, Neck Trauma

Did you realize that a person can experience the symptoms of whiplash for up to ten years after the accident that caused it? Some people do not even realize the problems they are having were caused by an accident from so long ago. However, sixty-eight percent of people that have had whiplash experience degeneration and damage to the spine.  What happens during whiplash? The forceful back and forth motion of the head does damage to muscles, ligaments, and bones in the neck. This can impact the proper function of the brain. Scientific research reveals that the craniocervical junction is often … Continue reading “What You Need to Know about Whiplash in Anchorage Alaska”

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