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6 Conditions Linked to Vertigo and How to Cure It

Imagine yourself jogging outdoors or sitting at work, and suddenly it feels like you are on a ride at an amusement park – that’s how people with vertigo feel during a vertigo episode. Vertigo is a kind of dizziness that makes you feel as if you or your environment is spinning. The sensation may hit unexpectedly and vanish just as quickly, or it may last for hours or even days. It could be deadly if it occurs in dangerous situations such as when you are driving or operating heavy equipment. People with vertigo experience other symptoms too: Headaches Feeling off [...]


5 Ways to Tame the Pain of Sciatica Naturally

The pain of sciatica can range from a subtle numbness in the leg or foot that comes and goes to a constant, searing pain in the lower back, buttock, thigh, or calf.  It can be a condition that slowly creeps in over a long period of time or it can come on suddenly like a strike of lightning. For some people, sciatic nerve pain can be a mild and infrequent annoyance, but for others, it can be severe and disabling. What accounts for the wide variety of possible presentations is the fact that the sciatic nerve is the largest single [...]


Are Chiropractic Children Healthier?

In the summer of 1989, Drs. Wendy and Juan van Breda conducted a fascinating research study. The results were published in the Journal of Chiropractic Research. The two chiropractors surveyed 200 pediatricians and 200 chiropractors about their children. They asked how often the children had certain illnesses, if they had ever taken antibiotics, and other questions. Which were healthier? In four of the most significant childhood health indicators the D.C. kids did much better. More than 95% of the chiropractic children were completely allergy free. Less than 91% of the medical children could make that boast. New research findings are [...]


Car Accident Injuries and Chiropractic

Whiplash is the common term for the neck injury associated with a rear end collision.  What a lot of people don’t know is that any auto accident from any direction can cause whiplash. The last motion of the head and neck is always forward, and this is where the damage occurs. On x-ray we see an abnormal reversal of the normal arch in the neck and many times a curvature “scoliosis” in the neck all caused by the accident. If not corrected by a chiropractor, pinched nerves ensue, and osteoarthritis becomes a future problem in that patient’s neck.   Symptoms [...]


Good News for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is best known as an experience of widespread pain, severe fatigue, a decline in cognitive abilities (often referred to as fibro-fog), and sleep issues.  Although there has been much more recent research to better understand fibromyalgia, there is still a lot that remains a mystery about this syndrome. This can cause problems for fibromyalgia sufferers who are looking for information and proper healthcare to help with their issue. Here are several things that are mostly agreed upon regarding fibromyalgia: Stressful or traumatic events such as a car accident, repetitive injury, illness, and certain other diseases [...]


A Natural Way to Relieve Your Tension Headaches

A tension-type headache is characterized by pain that is mild to moderate and feels similar to a band tightening around the head. Here is more interesting information regarding tension headaches: The diagnosis of tension headaches is made after a physical examination and a discussion of symptoms. In some cases, the doctor will recommend imaging tests to rule out other conditions. Relaxation and stress management could bring the same amount of relief as pain relievers. Tension headaches may happen a few or many days during the month. Pain in the jaw or neck can be a trigger for tension headaches. What [...]


5 Neck Pain Sources, 1 Effective Solution

At one time or another, neck pain has gotten the best of almost everyone.  In many cases, neck pain can be attributed to a certain event like a sports injury, car accident, or chalked up to something simple like sleeping in a funny position.  For some people, their neck pain becomes a chronic and nagging part of their everyday life that they’re forced to cope with. Neck pain can occur for many reasons, but most commonly arises as a result of: Wear and tear from repetitive motion Concussion Whiplash injury Falls Contact sports Where is my Neck Pain Originating From? [...]


The Truth About TMJ Disorders

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is one of the most active joints in the body.  This means that any dysfunction to one or more areas of the joint could lead to various disorders. Approximately 10 million Americans or more have TMJ disorder (or TMJD), with women being more prominently affected. The temporomandibular joints are located on each side of the face, connecting the lower part of the jaw to the head.  The muscles connected to and surrounding the jaw make it possible for its many directions of movement. The combined ability to hinge open and close and also to be [...]


Meniere’s Disease and a Simple Solution

Meniere’s disease is known for attacks of dizziness along with a spinning sensation (vertigo), ringing or other noises in the ear (tinnitus), as well as hearing loss. Both tinnitus and hearing loss can gradually become a permanent issue when not addressed. When you are diagnosed with Meniere’s, you may not be permitted to drive until you find a way to manage your symptoms and keep them under control. Defining Meniere’s Disease Meniere’s disease is a unique but rare condition affecting the inner ear. One out of every 1,000 people will get Meniere’s disease, and it is prevalent among people between [...]


Common Sense and Chiropractic

I have played a lot of basketball in my life.  In fact, I was the captain of my high school basketball team.  I have had many sprain fingers and have even dislocated my fingers.  To be more specific, I have dislocated my fingers over ten times. Each time it dislocated I had to pull it and set it, sometimes on the court.  When I just sprained it, I had to splint it. Both injuries I set the knuckle and splinted it so it would heal straight and be functional. Now what if I were to dislocate or sprain a finger [...]