Migraines in Children: Causes and Treatments
Migraines in children

Migraine isn’t just a bad headache, it’s a neurological problem that includes intense head pain along with symptom’s that include nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, touch and sound, dizziness, odors, mood changes and abdominal pain. While children usually have fewer migraine attacks (and shorter) than adults, childhood migraine can be just as disabling. Although there are over 100 drugs that are used to treat migraine symptoms, none has been authorized for use in children unless prescribed by a physician. Half of all migraines in children usually first occur before the age of 12 and there have been reports of … Continue reading “Migraines in Children: Causes and Treatments”

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New Research Links Old Whiplash Injuries to Migraines
Whiplash injuries linked to migraine headaches

Cranio-Cervical Syndrome A group of distinguished experts met in New York City on April 6, 2013 to discuss the impact of a newly identified medical syndrome known as Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS). The conference is expected to become an annual event to address the pandemic needs of the millions of patients (including 1.2 million whiplash injuries annually in the US) who currently have no solution from their symptoms for the lack of an adequate diagnosis or effective treatment. The symposium is called “The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS): The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow.” Although … Continue reading “New Research Links Old Whiplash Injuries to Migraines”

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Do You Have Migraines? 7 Surprising Things about Migraines

Do You Have Migraines? Migraines can be a debilitating health problem. Here are 7 things that you probably have not heard about your migraines. 1. They’ve been linked to suicide risk Several studies have now linked migraines with an increased risk for suicide attempts and even completed suicide. The risk may be even higher among people with migraine with aura or the flashes of light and other sensory symptoms that can accompany the headaches. It’s not clear why migraines and suicide are related, but depression and migraine share a similar biology, says Dawn Buse, PhD, a health psychologist with Montefiore … Continue reading “Do You Have Migraines? 7 Surprising Things about Migraines”

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Migraine Specialist Anchorage, Alaska
Migraine specialist

Do you get migraines, and want to get rid of them? Are you looking for natural migraine relief without drugs or surgery? Do you have a history of head or neck trauma from accidents or injuries? If you answered yes to all these questions, keep reading. MRI Research Links Neck Problems to Migraine Headaches Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI has been doing some amazing research with upright MRIs. He’s been able to show that when someone has a misalignment in the upper neck it is actually changing the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to, from and … Continue reading “Migraine Specialist Anchorage, Alaska”

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The Vicious Cycle of Medication Overuse Headaches
Migraine medications

The BBC is reporting that up to a million people in the have “completely preventable” severe headaches caused by taking too many painkillers, doctors have said. They said some were trapped in a “vicious cycle” of taking pain relief, which then caused even more headaches. The warning came as part of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) first guidelines for treating headaches. “Medication overuse headaches” feel the same as other common headaches or migraines. There is no definitive UK data on the incidence of the condition, but studies in other countries suggest 1-2% of people are affected, … Continue reading “The Vicious Cycle of Medication Overuse Headaches”

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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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Tinnitus & Headache

The Atlas Orthogonal Procedure addresses the relationship between the upper cervical spine, the natural balance of the human frame and the nervous system. The influence of bio-mechanical dysfunction in this area of the spine is usually related to trauma. In this case the health problem had its genesis in a motor vehicle accident. Thankfully, in this case the patient’s response was quick and remarkable. Though we do not expect all cases to respond this quickly the procedure typically makes a noticeable change for patients in a very timely manner. This is an interview with the patient. On follow up a … Continue reading “Tinnitus & Headache”

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Atlas Orthogonal
Do you have migraines?

Over the last 40 years the Atlas Orthogonal System has been developed by Dr.s Roy and Matthew Sweat of Atlanta, Georgia. We have brought the state of the art equipment and procedures to Alaska and proudly offer our patients this ground breaking technology. If you have had pain and other methods do not seem to be reaching the core of the problem, give us a call. In our office a pre-consultation is not a commitment it is simply an informed conversation. We look forward to hearing from you. Dr.s Pairmore and Young 907-677-6953

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CAD Score
Can arthritis after whiplash injuries be prevented?

Pain after the wreck? Here are a few things you need to know. When your car is fixed but you are not doing so well. You may have been injured when your car was damaged. Let’s get you checked! What is CAD? It is a Cervical Acceleration Deceleration Injury. It is named after the common forces associated with motor vehicle accidents. Of course slips and falls, snow machine wreck and sports injuries can produce similar injury but motor vehicle accidents are very common for us in Alaska right now.   What are the common symptoms to look for with CAD? … Continue reading “CAD Score”

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Car Accidents in Anchorage
Whiplash injuries linked to migraine headaches

  1. As reported by the National Transportation Council – One vehicle traveling at 10 mph has as much force on a person as having a 50 lb. sack of sand thrown on you from the second story of a building. 2. Wearing a shoulder harness adds even more torque to the spine than not wearing one at all. Seatbelts save lives . . . not spines. 3. Double the injury if the your head is turned in either direction. 4. Acceleration of the head is worse if you get hit while you are already moving. 5. Ramping – If … Continue reading “Car Accidents in Anchorage”

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