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The Connection Between Vertigo and Migraine Headaches

Vertigo and Migraine Headaches The connection between vertigo and migraines continues to deepen. Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI machine, found some very interesting information by using an upright MRI that shows how a misalignment in the upper neck area changes the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid is vital…

Contact Sports and Concussions Go Hand in Hand

Contact Sports in Glen Carbon Concussions have become the biggest concern in contact sports, and for good reason. A brain injury can be life-altering in a split second. One of the biggest decisions that needs to be made in concussion treatment is when to release an athlete and send them back to the field of…

What Actually Happens in a Concussion?

What happens in a consussion? We know concussions are bad. As more and more research comes out, we are really starting to understand just how bad, and gain greater insight into the long term effects of this type of brain injury. A few years ago, we understood bruising the brain was bad, but we didn’t…

Chiropractic Treatment Alleviates Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia Symptoms According to the National Institute of Health, 1/9 people suffer from chronic pain in the United States. Chances are that you or someone you know suffers from pain that lasts more than three months, otherwise known by the generic term “chronic pain.” One of the more debilitating of these conditions is fibromyalgia. It…

Relationship between Concussions, PCS and Neck Injuries

Concussions and Neck Injuries If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve likely seen the ongoing commentary on the devastating effects of concussions, post concussion syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting in a temporary loss of normal brain function. A concussion…

Migraines – Manage or Overcome Them?

Overcoming Migraines When you have migraines, the number one question on your mind is usually “How do I keep this from ever happening again?”  If you’re thinking that, you’re certainly not alone.  It is estimated that over 38 million Americans suffer from migraines.  What presents a challenge is that the actual cause of migraines is…