How Neck Injuries Can Affect Children

Some interesting studies have been conducted by Dr. Erin Elster, an upper cervical chiropractor, and avid researcher, focusing on children that have suffered a traumatic neck injury and how they were helped to recover. Dangers on the Playground An 8-year-old boy who was playing with friends on the playground fell and hit the pavement very hard. He complained of tingling…

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When a Migraine is More than just a Migraine

There are many different types of migraine headaches. It is important information to know because 25% of women and 8% of men get a migraine sometime during their life. This is an extremely painful disorder. Not everyone gets a headache with a migraine. That is one very common symptom, but there are other symptoms that may be more prominent. What…

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Understanding How Headaches in Plymouth MN

Headaches are referred to as either primary or secondary. If a person has a secondary headache, it means that there may be another cause for it, like a problem in the neck. Let’s examine the two a little closer. What is a primary headache? They make up ninety percent of all headaches. Generally, people ages twenty to forty start having them. The most common primary headaches…

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The After Effects of Suffering a Concussion

Many people feel the effects of a concussion long after it happens. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). When trauma to the head or neck occurs, it can affect the way the rest of the body functions. This is due to the fact that the brain communicates with the body through the brainstem. The pathway it follows is very small.…

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Can Migraines Cause Seizures?

Migraines and Seizures The term migralepsy describes an extremely rare health condition in which a person has a seizure not long after having a migraine headache. Because migraine headaches and seizures are both neurological conditions, many symptoms, triggers, and treatments overlap. Thus, the question of whether or not the migraines may cause the seizures that some have has been raised.…

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When is a Migraine Headache Not a Migraine?

So, we know the title of this blog is sort of a humorous question. But it is important to understand that your or your child’s migraine may not simply be a migraine that will last for a few hours or even a few days and then go away. We hope this is not true in your or your child’s case,…

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Painkillers Cause Millions of Headaches

The Vicious Cycle of Medication Overuse Headaches The BBC is reporting that up to a million people in the UK have “completely preventable” severe headaches caused by taking too many painkillers, doctors have said. The warning came as part of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) first guidelines for treating headaches. “Medication overuse headaches” feel the same…

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Natural Headache Relief in Plymouth, Minnesota

  90% of Americans Have Headaches A recent press release by the American Chiropractic Association, that appeared in several news outlets. The release, and several associated news articles discuss how chiropractic helps people who suffer from headaches. The ACA release begins by noting, “If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some…

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