What’s in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Understanding Concussions Saying someone experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a long way of saying they suffered from a concussion. Though, whether or not a person experiences a concussion or not can vary from person to person depending on how hard they were hit, where they were hit, and other factors.   One [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:29+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Concussion, Dizziness, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on What’s in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can neck problems cause problems with your ears?

Meniere's Disease, Cochlear Hydrops, Tinnitus, hearing loss, chronic ear infections and even vertigo can frequently be related to trauma to the nerves from the upper neck (lower brain stem area) that go into the ears. Upper neck trauma can lead to a variety of different ear problems due to the neurological connection. Dr. Michael Burcon [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:30+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Ear infections, Vertigo, Whiplash|Comments Off on Can neck problems cause problems with your ears?

5 Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health Benefits

Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help You Even If You Don’t Have a Bad Back? When most people think about chiropractic the first thing they think of is someone with a bad back. Or maybe, neck pain or headaches. Without a doubt a lot of people with back pain, neck pain and headaches see chiropractors. In [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:31+00:00 December 24th, 2014|Back Pain, Depression, Insomnia, Posture, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Pain, Sinus problems, Sleep problems, Wellness, Whiplash|Comments Off on 5 Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health Benefits

Vertigo, Migraine Headaches, and Car Crashes

A case study from the Blair upper cervical chiropractic group reveals additional evidence linking head and neck trauma to migraine headaches and vertigo. This case study is another example of what the upright MRI research is revealing.   Here's a quote from Dr. Lenarz's case report:   A 54 year-old female patient entered the office [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:32+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Disequilibrium, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Vertigo, Whiplash|Comments Off on Vertigo, Migraine Headaches, and Car Crashes

What you Need to Know about Concussions

If you recently experienced a sudden abrasion to the head, such as a car accident or a sports injury, there is a chance you suffered a concussion, and that is not something you should ignore.   So, what is a concussion? It is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) that alters how your brain functions. [...]

Upper Cervical, Whiplash, and Vertigo

  When vertigo symptoms persist, it is important to thoroughly evaluate the neck. Following any head or neck trauma there will be a tearing loose of the connective tissue that holds the spine in place. This will lead to a weakness that will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position. This [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:34+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Dizziness, Vertigo, Whiplash|Comments Off on Upper Cervical, Whiplash, and Vertigo

Overextending the Neck Muscles Could Lead to Migraines

Last week we looked at how a misalignment of the Atlas Vertebra can affect your cerebral blood flow and the amount of cerebrospinal fluid your brain and spine receive. To review, receiving the incorrect flow of the right blood or cerebrospinal fluids, which protects the brain and spine from injury, leads to an irritation that [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:34+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Whiplash|Comments Off on Overextending the Neck Muscles Could Lead to Migraines

Research Links Whiplash and Multiple Sclerosis

Whiplash Injuries and Multiple Sclerosis  For decades multiple sclerosis researchers have discussed the correlation between head and neck trauma and the start of MS symptoms. Going all the way back to 1996, Multiple sclerosis was linked with trauma in a court case where a former policeman was awarded $820,875 in damages by a court which accepted that [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:34+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Multiple sclerosis, Whiplash|Comments Off on Research Links Whiplash and Multiple Sclerosis

What Causes Muscle Knots in The Neck?

Muscle Knots in the Neck You know that sharp pain you get in your neck sometimes when you turn your head too fast, or following an intense, weight training session? How about those stress headaches that end up causing the muscles in your neck to tighten up, making your shoulders feel hunched? Talk about irritating! [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:35+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Whiplash|Comments Off on What Causes Muscle Knots in The Neck?

Whiplash, Dizziness and Hearing Loss

How Does Whiplash Effect the Body? Two million people are exposed to whiplash injury (related to an auto accident) in the U.S. every year.   When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth or side-to-side beyond its normal limits, ligaments supporting the neck vertebrae can be sprained (over-stretched) or torn, forcing vertebrae out of [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:46+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Dizziness, Hearing Loss, Whiplash|Comments Off on Whiplash, Dizziness and Hearing Loss