Cranial Neuralgia – What Is It?
There are several different kinds of headaches, and cranial neuralgia is one specific type. In general, all headaches emanate from the same place. However, the pain isn’t really in the brain because the brain does not have any nerves. In reality, the eyes, ears, sinuses, veins and other body parts are signaling the brain that there is pain. Usually, when people describe headaches, they are referring to the cerebrum, the area just below the top of the skull. There are others, though, that are described as experiencing pain in the face. These types of headaches are known to be cranial … Continue reading “Cranial Neuralgia – What Is It?”
Migraines Linked to Injuries to the Head and Neck
Migraines are a debilitating condition known for throbbing and pounding head pain. They can cause a person to have to lie down until they are under control. An article entitled “ ‘You Can’t Put Ice Over a Migraine,’ a Lurking Malady in the NFL” points out that many football players suffer from migraines but are afraid to talk about them because they are often thought of as just a simple headache. Many people are unaware that a migraine is not just a bad headache but actually a neurological condition. Football players do not want to be pulled from the game … Continue reading “Migraines Linked to Injuries to the Head and Neck”
The Debilitating Pain of Sciatica and Natural Relief
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and branches through the lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the back of each leg. Generally, only one side is affected. Sciatica pain can be located at any point along the sciatic nerve. This is often due to a ruptured or herniated disc. Pain may even be felt in the foot on the affected side. Sciatica is also referred to as piriformis syndrome. This has to do with the fact that the sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscles. It is believed that muscle … Continue reading “The Debilitating Pain of Sciatica and Natural Relief”
An Easy Solution for Acid Reflux in Babies in Anchorage, AK
Acid reflux in infants happens when food backs up or refluxes from the baby’s stomach. If your baby is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, he or she may have acid reflux: Crying while being fed Excessive gas Choking when trying to swallow Pain in the abdominal area Vomiting often Refusing to eat Acid reflux can slow down a child’s growth, bring about colic, and cause problems with breathing. There are many reasons that acid reflux occurs, and recent evidence is pointing toward it being related to an injury or trauma that happened during the birthing process. It is possible … Continue reading “An Easy Solution for Acid Reflux in Babies in Anchorage, AK”
The Excruciating Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia and How to Get Help
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, which is one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. This condition causes severe and sudden burning or shock-like facial pain that can last anywhere from a few seconds to as long as two minutes. Attacks occur repeatedly over a two-hour or less period. You may have one episode or hundreds per day. Describing your pain to a friend or family member who has never experienced it can be frustrating. Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare condition, but if you have it, you are … Continue reading “The Excruciating Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia and How to Get Help”
Scoliosis Linked to Torticollis Possibly Due to Neck Trauma
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually happens during a growth spurt just before going through puberty. It is unknown, in most cases, what causes this condition. Two German doctors have devoted much of their time to trying to find out how the upper neck can be related to problems that occur in infants and how this affects their general health. Dr. Gutman: His research began in the 1960’s and was published in 1987 linking ear infections, colic, torticollis, and other illnesses in infants with a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. Dr. Biederman: His … Continue reading “Scoliosis Linked to Torticollis Possibly Due to Neck Trauma”
Does Help for Fibromyalgia Rely on Getting More Sleep?
Fibromyalgia pain affects as many as 6% of the world’s population. Females are up to 90% more likely to get it than males. Although fibromyalgia remains a mystery among the medical community, what they do agree upon is that the central nervous system is involved. Many people who are experiencing some of the common symptoms of FM may think it is something they need to learn to cope with it. But if you have any of the following, it is good to get evaluated by a professional: Chronic, widespread pain Extreme exhaustion Irritability Cloudy thinking or brain fog Inability to … Continue reading “Does Help for Fibromyalgia Rely on Getting More Sleep?”
Multiple Sclerosis: A Surprising Way to Care for It
Sadly, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that is one of the most incapacitating among young adults. Around the globe, approximately 2.3 million people suffer from multiple sclerosis, while 400,000 in the United States are affected. You can develop this condition at any age, and there are various types, such as progressive, relapsing, and remitting. Women get it twice as often as men. Most people do not become severely disabled and can lead nearly normal lives. Multiple sclerosis (MS) remains a mystery among the medical community. But it is acknowledged that it is linked to a malfunction in the … Continue reading “Multiple Sclerosis: A Surprising Way to Care for It”
Chronic Migraines: Botox Vs. Natural Care – Which Works Best?
Migraines are a neurological condition that has a pounding, throbbing, severe headache as one of its major symptoms. When you are diagnosed with chronic migraines, it means that you have migraines for more than 15 days out of the month. This has an enormous effect on social, family, and financial responsibilities. The only thing people can focus on when they have a migraine is how best to get rid of it. What are some of the available options? Botox Gains Popularity Botox started out being used to help eliminate wrinkles. It was discovered, more or less accidentally, that it also … Continue reading “Chronic Migraines: Botox Vs. Natural Care – Which Works Best?”
Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that usually occur after a blow to the head. They are surrounded by myths, however. Let’s separate the truth from the myths about concussions and learn how best to care for them. Here are some of the more common myths concerning concussions: Helmets prevent concussions Symptoms go away after resting for short time A person who goes unconscious is worse off than someone who does not pass out A concussion only happens if one loses consciousness Minor impacts do not cause concussions A CT that is normal is a reliable way to tell if … Continue reading “Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help”