Some Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

Not every change that is experienced in the body is indicative of a disease such as multiple sclerosis. Some changes are for our good. Sometimes the body goes through a cleansing cycle, such as when women experience menstruation. The body protects us from invasive bacteria and infections. And, sometimes, changes in the body simply indicate [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:20+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Multiple sclerosis|Comments Off on Some Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

The Basics of Basilar Migraines in Apple Valley MN

One type of migraine headache is called the basilar migraine. They are caused by a disruption in the brainstem. Before an actual migraine comes on, the person will have an aura. This may include dizziness, seeing double, and having problems with coordination. It occurs between 10 and 45 minutes before the head pain begins. Vertigo [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on The Basics of Basilar Migraines in Apple Valley MN

Osteoarthritis: Preventing Arthritis from Settling in the Spine

It may be unusual to hear of someone experiencing arthritis in the spine. However, it is very commonplace. Many times we hear about a person having arthritis in other body parts, such as the hands and knees, but it is a fact that it can affect the spine. Some names for this type of arthritis [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Arthritis|Comments Off on Osteoarthritis: Preventing Arthritis from Settling in the Spine

Vertigo: The Role of the Inner Ear

What is vertigo? It is the feeling that things around a person or the person themselves are spinning. It is different than disequilibrium, a loss of balance that usually happens to older ones. It is also not a fear of heights, as many may believe. Why does this spinning sensation happen? We first need to [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Dizziness, Vertigo|Comments Off on Vertigo: The Role of the Inner Ear

Only 26% of Back Surgeries Are Successful!

A study was conducted involving 1,450 patients in the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation database. These patients had been diagnosed with disc herniation, disc degeneration, or radiculopathy, which is a nerve condition that causes weakness and tingling in the limbs. 50% of the patients studied had surgery, while the other 50% did not. They all [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Back Pain, Chronic pain|Comments Off on Only 26% of Back Surgeries Are Successful!

Easing the Pain of Cluster Headaches in Apple Valley, MN

Cluster headaches are described as the worst pain that a human can endure. They come on suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, and often leave in the same manner causing the sufferer to be extremely exhausted. Symptoms that accompany cluster headaches are: Excruciating pain on one side of the head, usually around the eye, but may [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Easing the Pain of Cluster Headaches in Apple Valley, MN

The Effects of Traumatic Head Injuries Among Children

It may be surprising to think about children suffering traumatic head injuries. Unfortunately, it does happen. We are going to take a look at two such case studies of Dr. Erin Elster and how the injuries affected the children. Then, we will see how upper cervical care helped them. Just Out Playing In Dr. Elster’s [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Children|Comments Off on The Effects of Traumatic Head Injuries Among Children

Can Medicine Actually Make Headaches Worse?

Around the world, 46% of people have an active problem with headaches. In the USA, this makes up 10% of people. Headaches are seen more often in women than men. They can be debilitating to those that suffer from them. Treatment options vary. Some medical doctors may recommend something as simple as changes in eating [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:22+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Can Medicine Actually Make Headaches Worse?

What Symptoms Are Caused by Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Many people equate a concussion with being knocked unconscious and hitting one’s head, but this is actually a common misconception.  In fact, a person doesn’t have to have hit their head at all to sustained a concussion - it can be caused by other actions such as being violently shaken. As such, patients can be unaware that they [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:22+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Concussion|Comments Off on What Symptoms Are Caused by Post-Concussion Syndrome?