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Can Chiropractic Help Vertigo?

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness or lack of balance. It is usually caused by an inner ear problem but can have various other causes as well, including BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), Meniere’s disease, or an infection that occurs in the inner ear. Vertigo has also been linked to strokes, tumors, migraines, head or neck injuries, and certain medications. While vertigo in and of itself is not incredibly dangerous, a person who is experiencing it may suffer from a poor quality of life as the symptoms can appear without warning and last for extended periods of time.

The most common […]

Chiropractic Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by nerve cells in the brain that are unable to make dopamine. Dopamine is an important chemical that plays an important role in telling your brain and body to move. It contributes to smooth and easy muscle movements, and when the nerve cells that create the dopamine break down, people suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have trouble moving properly.

The most common sign of Parkinson’s is tremors, or a shaking or trembling in various parts of the body, particularly when not moving. Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include slow movement, stiff muscles, and balance problems. Parkinson’s disease gradually […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia

While not incredibly common as it only affects 12 in 100,000 people per year, trigeminal neuralgia can be an extremely difficult disease to live with. It is characterized by neuropathic pain that can be as minimal as aching and burning or as extreme as a feeling of getting shocked. The pain may come and go or it may be constant, and it can come in waves that last hours on end.
What Exactly Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is a problem with the fifth cranial nerve, or the trigeminal. It is one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head and […]

Urinary Incontinence: What You Need to Know and How Chiropractic Can Help

Urinary incontinence involves the involuntary leakage of urine due to little or no control of the urinary sphincter. Research done by the American Urological Association shows that between one-third and one-fourth of Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, which is a far larger number than many people realize. While incontinence can affect both men and women, certain risk factors or characteristics can make an individual more likely to experience it.
Who Is At Risk for Incontinence?
Incontinence is most common in women between the ages of 30 and 60. Nearly 30% of women in that age range suffer from incontinence, while less than […]

Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. Nerve fibers throughout your body are protected by myelin, which is a fatty substance that helps messages from your brain travel across and throughout nerves more effectively. In people with multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin and leaves behind damaged nerves and scar tissue, interrupting and slowing down messages from the brain.

The symptoms and effects of multiple sclerosis vary from person to person. Some people may not have much trouble managing the disease and may lead a completely normal […]

The Importance of Spinal Curves

While many people know that chiropractic and spinal curves go hand in hand, most individuals think of scoliosis, or a sideways curvature, and how chiropractors can help correct it. However, there is another curvature of the spine that is good—in fact, vital—to your health, and chiropractors can help improve that as well!

When looking at the spine from the side, or in profile view, you should see four distinct curves. Normal lordosis, or forward curves, should be present in the cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (low back). Normal kyphosis, or backward curves, should be present in the thoracic spine (mid-back […]

Can Chiropractic Help with Seizures?

Epilepsy, or a tendency to have seizures, is one of the most common conditions in the United States today. Each year, about 180,000 new cases of epilepsy come about, and according to the medical research, more than half of seizures occur from unknown causes.
What Causes Seizures?
While some general causes can be linked to the occurrence of individual seizures, the root cause for a person having seizures at all is generally unknown or vague. In young children, risk factors for epilepsy or regular seizures include brain malfunctions, lack of oxygen during birth, congenital conditions and Autism, head trauma, and more. In […]

Fibromyalgia & Chiropractic

Fibromyalgia is a commonly heard of disease, though not many people really know much about it. It is known as a central sensitivity syndrome, where “the central nervous system amplifies sensory input across many organ systems,” resulting in chronic and widespread pain (Fleming). Fibromyalgia is known by most as a chronic disease that results in fatigue, muscle pain & stiffness, trouble sleeping, headaches, numbness and tingling in extremities, cognitive problems, and more. The specific cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, as individuals from all walks of life with a large variety of other symptoms and experiences have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. […]

Chiropractic and Whiplash

So many people hear about chiropractic and have their first experience with a chiropractor after experiencing a car accident. More than 65% of bodily injury claims include whiplash injuries worldwide, and in the US alone, these injuries account for more than 8.5 billion dollars in economic cost.

Whiplash occurs after excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or extreme rotation of the neck occurs. These all affect the soft tissue in the neck and back and can result in short-term and long-term pain, in addition to headaches, neck and back stiffness, pins and needle sensations, vertigo, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, and more. Whiplash symptoms typically subside […]

The Significance of Babies’ Head Shape

Every parent knows that parenthood comes with its fair share of surprises, both good and bad. One such surprise includes the softness of a baby’s skull and its ability to slowly change shape over time. Most babies that are born vaginally have slightly egg-shaped heads from passing through the birth canal, while babies born via C-section likely have perfectly round heads. Newborns’ skulls are meant to change slightly to assist with the birthing process, but if you don’t keep an eye on their head shape as they get older, you could be faced with some potential concerns and big decisions.

It […]