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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Relieving Migraines in Plymouth Minnesota

What you need to know about migraines For those who suffer from them on a regular basis, migraine headaches can leave them debilitated and unable to function normally. Not only will it leave them unable to function normally, but sometimes those who experience chronic migraines may suffer attacks that can last up to 72 hours. Along with the pain, people…

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Fibromyalgia and Migraines: What’s the Connection?

Migraines and Fibromyalgia Do you suffer from chronic migraine headaches? Do you suffer from other pain, mood changes, insomnia, or several other conditions? Your migraines may be part of a larger process in your body known as Fibromyalgia. Recently, a study was done of the cerebrospinal fluid glutamate levels in patients who suffer from chronic migraines. Patients with Fibromyalgia had much higher levels…

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Chronic Post-Concussion Syndrome

On March 12, 2012 the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research had a very interesting case study that discussed the impact of an upper neck misalignment on the brain. After seeing a series of medical doctors, cardiologists and neurologists a 75-year-old woman finally found a neurologist who was familiar with upper cervical chiropractic. The neurologist determined that she had an…

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Migraine Relief Instantly

Do you suffer from migraines? Migraine headaches can cause excruciating pain and other symptoms over an extended period of time. Migraine relief can be tough to come by as most medical treatments merely mitigate the symptoms  and don’t even do that very well. On the other hand, upper cervical chiropractic offers the prospect of instant migraine relief. Does that sound…

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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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