Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?
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?”

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What Can You Do for Migraines and Neck Pain?
Severe 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?”

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What Is a Retinal Migraine and What Can You Do about It in Anchorage Alaska?
What is a retinal migraine?

Retinal Migraine Have you been experiencing strange symptoms in one of your eyes? Seen flashing lights, suffered temporary blindness or seen patterns in your visual field? Have you been to your medical doctor and received a diagnosis of retinal migraine? Have you been told that medications are the only answer for your headaches? The problem may actually be one of blood flow, and the solution may be traced to an accident or injury in your past.  But what exactly is a retinal migraine? Here are five signs that you can use to tell if you have retinal migraine… One eye: … Continue reading “What Is a Retinal Migraine and What Can You Do about It in Anchorage Alaska?”

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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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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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