Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska
Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, Fog, Sclerosis, demyelinating, myelin

Sadly, the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is on the rise. Since 1991, this condition has increased by 50%. MS is neurological in origin and mostly affects young adults, ages 20 to 40. Women are more often diagnosed than men. MS is degenerative and incapacitating for those who suffer from it. Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and central nervous system and is generally categorized as an autoimmune disorder. It changes normal brain tissue and myelin – the fatty layer of protection around the nerves – into scar tissue. This leads to: Visual disturbances Feeling weak Experiencing brain fog (cognitive problems) … Continue reading “Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska”

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Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic
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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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Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis
Neck Ache, Back Ache, Pinched Nerve, Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Ache, Torticollis

A link has repeatedly been seen between a misalignment in the upper neck and the conditions of torticollis and scoliosis, possibly due to trauma at birth. Dr. Gutmann has been researching this very subject since the 1960’s and published his research in 1987. It clearly reveals that upper neck problems create a variety of illnesses in children such as ear infections and colic, as well as torticollis. Another doctor, Dr. Biederman, published further research in 1992. By combining the children observed with these two doctors, it amounts to over 1,000 babies who were studied. Dr. Biederman’s research once again linked … Continue reading “Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis”

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Synergy Chiropractic Takes on the Problem of Ear Infections
Ear Infection, Earache, Young Child, Ear Pain, NUCCA Ear Pain

Ear infections cause 30 million children to be brought to a family physician each year. WebMD reports this as the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician. The most common suggestion is to take antibiotics; however, the problem has not gotten any better but remains a major health concern. It is heartbreaking for parents to have to watch a child suffer from this painful condition. It causes many to wonder why it is happening and if it can be cared for properly without the use of medication. The Eustachian tube is located in the middle of the ear and … Continue reading “Synergy Chiropractic Takes on the Problem of Ear Infections”

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Migraines Affecting Those Living in Anchorage, Alaska
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Migraines can be devastating to those suffering from them. The only thing one may be able to think about at the moment he is experiencing one is how to get rid of the pain. Sadly, most ways of coping with this neurological condition focus on easing the pain until a migraine goes away. While this can be helpful, it is much better to address the root cause as this will provide a long-lasting solution. Medications that are used to care for migraines are often used to treat other serious health conditions. Some of the most commonly prescribed medicines for migraines … Continue reading “Migraines Affecting Those Living in Anchorage, Alaska”

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What Is BPPV and What Can Be Done for It?
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BPPV stands for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. About 70 million of those in the USA suffer from some sort of vestibular issue, with BPPV being the most common one. It is responsible for approximately 50% of all dizziness and vertigo in those over age 40. Not only does one feel a false sense of spinning or rotation, but they may also have nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, or hearing issues. BPPV is caused by a malfunction of the inner ear. They way that the brain knows how and where the body is positioned comes from signals sent via nerves and sensors … Continue reading “What Is BPPV and What Can Be Done for It?”

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Caring for Chronic Neck Pain in Anchorage, AK
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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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PDD and Autism in Children
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Pervasive Developmental Disorder or PDD is a disorder on the spectrum known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cause of this developmental disorder is not clearly known. Most parents will begin to notice symptoms while their baby is around 18 months old. There are several traits that can lead to a diagnosis of PDD. Communication impairment Social interaction impairment Restrictive or repetitive behaviors or limited interests Lack of meaningful communication Does not show empathy Impaired or lacking motor skills Seeing a little one suffer or have the prospect of suffering is devastating, but not every story has to have a sad … Continue reading “PDD and Autism in Children”

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How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, Fog, Sclerosis, demyelinating, myelin

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease that damages the protective covering of the nerve cells in the brain. This causes a disruption of communication between the brain and body, leading to a wide variety of symptoms. The result is a debilitating disease. Basically, one’s immune system attacks the central nervous system causing it not to work properly. The disease gets its name due to damage of the myelin – the protective coating of the nerves. This, in turn, forms multiple areas of scar tissue or sclerosis. What are some common symptoms associated with MS? Extreme tiredness Vertigo – a … Continue reading “How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis”

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Help for Fibromyalgia Being Found by Anchorage, AK Residents
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Fibromyalgia is known for causing widespread pain throughout the body that is often accompanied by fatigue. Patients may have to suffer as they wait for a diagnosis as many other conditions with similar symptoms have to be ruled out first. This can also create a financial burden as people are willing to undergo a battery of tests to find out what is the underlying cause of their pain. While fibromyalgia is little understood, what is agreed upon is that the pain signals that travel from the body to the brain are amplified for some reason, causing the brain to feel … Continue reading “Help for Fibromyalgia Being Found by Anchorage, AK Residents”

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