Learn 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”
What Are 5 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Anchorage Alaska?
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?”
Neck Injuries and Dizziness|Upper Cervical Chiropractor Anchorage
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”
Migraine Headache Relief When Pregnant in Anchorage Alaska
Migraine Headache Relief When Pregnant Being pregnant can be challenging enough on its own without adding on persistent, throbbing headaches for 9 months, especially a migraine. Fortunately, there are things you can do to alleviate the pain and symptoms of migraine (which include nausea and fatigue, which doesn’t seem fair) during pregnancy that aren’t loaded with side effects. Migraines during pregnancy can be brought on by a number of things, including pregnancy hormones, an imbalance in brain chemicals and changes in nerve pathways. Frequent triggers of a pregnancy migraine also include excessive cold or heat, glaring lights, tobacco smoke, loud … Continue reading “Migraine Headache Relief When Pregnant in Anchorage Alaska”
How Can I Get Relief from Migraines with Aura in Anchorage, Alaska?
Migraines with Aura One of the symptoms that is less commonly seen in migraine sufferers is aura. This set of symptoms generally occurs before the onset of the migraine. It includes things like temporary vision impairment, flashes of light, and tingling feelings in the hands or face. It may also be accompanied by physical weakness. What causes this type of migraine? The causes of migraines in general are still disputed, and why some people experience aura while others do not is also unknown. However, researchers are fairly certain that it has something to do with chemicals in the brain being … Continue reading “How Can I Get Relief from Migraines with Aura in Anchorage, Alaska?”
5 Steps to Improve the Health of Your Back
Does Your Back Hurt? If you have back pain you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain is extremely common with 80% of people experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is now the single leading cause of disability worldwide. So if you have back pain, what can you do about it? Well, here are 5 simple steps to help you conquer that nagging back injury. Clean up Your Diet Nutrition can play a major role in chronic conditions like lower back pain. Minimizing your intake of processed foods containing trans fats, sugar, … Continue reading “5 Steps to Improve the Health of Your Back”
3 Ways to 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”
Natural Relief for Migraines and Seizures in Anchorage
Migraines and Seizures When the upper neck is misaligned it affects the way the brain is working. These brain changes can mimic a variety of different conditions. Recently the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research had a very interesting case study that discussed the impact of an upper neck misalignment on the brain. After seeing a series of medical doctors, cardiologists and neurologists a 75-year-old woman finally found a neurologist who was familiar with Atlas orthogonal. The neurologist determined that she had an upper cervical misalignment which he thought was causing an exacerbation of symptoms related to an old concussion. … Continue reading “Natural Relief for Migraines and Seizures in Anchorage”
Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?
Whiplash Leads to Accelerated Breakdown of the Spine Accidents and injuries will tear loose the connective tissue (Muscles, ligaments and tendons) that holds the spine in place. This will create a weakness, which will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position. The longer the spine is misaligned the more wearing down of the spinal joints, discs, muscles, etc will take place. Frequently in upper cervical chiropractic offices we will see patients who have been involved in car crashes. Not only recent car crashes…but car accidents that have occurred 5, 10 or 15 years before or even longer. Based on the … Continue reading “Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?”
What Can You Do for 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?”