Anchorage Chiropractors Help Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash

Whiplash Symptoms May Be Slight at First An injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, is commonly referred to as “whiplash.” While the term “whiplash” is most frequently used to describe auto accident injuries (in which a person is rear-ended, hit head-on, or hit from the side), whiplash can also frequently occur during ski accidents, bike accidents, falls, blows to the head, and other head/neck traumas. THE MYTH: “If I don’t have any symptoms right away, I’m O.K.”. THE TRUTH… After many auto and sport-related traumas, symptoms can be so slight … Continue reading “Anchorage Chiropractors Help Whiplash Injuries”

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What Are Common Causes of Migraines and Blurred Vision?
Migraines and blurred vision

Causes of Migraines and Blurred Vision While the most common symptom of migraines is severe pain. Other symptoms may affect vision. In fact, blurred vision is a rather common symptom for a person to experience during a migraine. What are the causes of these migraine headaches and blurred vision? How can you treat them in a natural way? Read on to learn more. While the ultimate cause of migraines is still unknown, some factors seem to include a family history, certain triggers (such as particular foods or activities), and head and neck injuries. In order to treat these migraines, a … Continue reading “What Are Common Causes of Migraines and Blurred Vision?”

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Natural Headache Relief in Anchorage, Alaska
Natural Headache Relief in Anchorage, Alaska

90% of Americans Have Headaches A recent press release by the American Chiropractic Association, that appeared in several news outlets. The release, and several associated news articles discuss how chiropractic helps people who suffer from headaches.  The ACA release begins by noting, “If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.”  Another article about chiropractic and headaches in the Merritt Herald from Canada on July 24, 2013, starts by stating, “Did you know that one of … Continue reading “Natural Headache Relief in Anchorage, Alaska”

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Migraines and Anxiety Connected to Neck Injuries

Migraines.com wrote a recent article highlighting the link between migraines and panic disorders. The Mayo Clinic defines migraines as an “intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head, and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.” WebMD defines panic disorders as “sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and racing heart.” While most medical research focusses on drug therapies for migraines and anxiety, Upper Cervical chiropractors look to signs of physical restrictions at the base of the skull. Upper Cervical Chiropractors use complex imaging to … Continue reading “Migraines and Anxiety Connected to Neck Injuries”

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Anchorage Chiropractor Helps Chronic Migraines

Chronic Migraines Chronic migraine headaches are those that occur 15 or more times a month with a headache that lasts 4 hours or more, at least 3 months in a row for individuals with ongoing or a previous diagnosis of migraine. This means that individuals with chronic migraines spend a huge amount of time dealing with debilitating pain, in many cases making them miss work or school and the activities they enjoy. There are approximately 3.2 million Americans that suffer from chronic migraine (mostly women), an astounding number. While there’s no proven cure, there are chronic migraine treatments that can … Continue reading “Anchorage Chiropractor Helps Chronic Migraines”

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What Is a Silent Migraine? And What Can You Do about It?
What is a silent migraine?

Silent Migraine The main symptom of a migraine is head pain, right? Not always! A silent migraine is a type of migraine that has many other migraine symptoms without the head pain. With silent migraines, dizziness may be the primary symptom. For other silent migraines, vertigo may be accompanied by nausea, fatigue, chills, confusion, irritability, and other symptoms. Aura will often precede a silent migraine, though it is an uncommon symptom of regular migraine headaches. With a silent migraine, aura is generally caused by brain activity quickly speeding up and then, just as quickly, slowing way down. Since the condition … Continue reading “What Is a Silent Migraine? And What Can You Do about It?”

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What Are Common Causes of Migraines and Nausea?
Common causes of migraines and nausea

Migraines and Nausea Besides just excruciating pain, migraines can be associated with various other symptoms. One common migraine symptom is nausea. The nausea may even become so great that vomiting results. What are the causes of migraines and why is nausea a symptom? An even more important question is: what can you do about your migraines? The causes of migraines are not completely understood but researchers believe that some migraines may be hereditary while others may be the result of injury. Some have come to find that taking part in certain activities or eating particular foods such as chocolate or … Continue reading “What Are Common Causes of Migraines and Nausea?”

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What Helps Migraines In Anchorage, Alaska?
What helps migraines?

Migraines Migraines can be truly debilitating for someone who regularly has to endure them. Episodes may last up to 72 hours in the case of chronic migraines. Besides just pain, sufferers may experience nausea, dizziness, vision problems, and other symptoms. If you suffer from this condition, where can you find migraine relief? Let’s discuss some of the common treatments as well as how you can find natural relief from your migraines. Physicians are still perplexed as to what causes migraines. They realize that some are the result of head and neck injuries. Migraines also seem to run in families. People … Continue reading “What Helps Migraines In Anchorage, Alaska?”

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Causes of Migraines in Men and What to do Next
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While migraines are about 3 times as common for women, men do still suffer from this debilitating neurological condition. What are the primary causes of migraines in men, and what can you do to mitigate migraines symptoms? Let’s face it, men often put their body through the ringer. It isn’t just a matter of whether they are performing physical labor, but men also like to play contact sports and do a lot of other things that can result in head and neck injuries. These injuries, in turn, may be responsible for the migraines. Another of the potential causes of migraines … Continue reading “Causes of Migraines in Men and What to do Next”

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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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