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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Lingering Headache after Concussion? What you need to know

25% Have Lingering Headache after Concussion 4 Years Later Post-traumatic Headaches (PTH) occur in 90% of patients following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), also known as a concussion.  Over time the percentage of patients who suffer with these types of headaches decreases, however almost 25% have persistent headaches four years later. Many patients with mild TBI appear to be fine…

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How Are Migraines and Seizures Related to Neck Injuries?

Migraines and Seizures When the upper neck is misaligned it affects the way the brain is working. These brain changes can mimic a variety of different conditions. Recently 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 and discussed how migraines and seizures related…

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Can Arthritis in Your Neck Be Prevented? |Plymouth NUCCA Chiropractor

Whiplash Leads to Accelerated Breakdown of the Spine Accidents and injuries will tear loose the connective tissue (Muscles, ligaments and tendons) that holds the spine in place.  This will create a weakness, which will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position.  The longer the spine is misaligned the more wearing down of the spinal joints, discs, muscles,…

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NUCCA Chiropractor in Plymouth Minnesota Helps Brain Function

NUCCA Chiropractor in Plymouth What is the Brainstem? You may have heard us talk of the brain stem, but do you know what it’s in charge of? What its basic function is? The purpose it serves for your body? The brain stem acts as a bridge between the lower most part of your brain (cerebrum) and your spinal cord; it…

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What Is a Retinal Migraine? Natural Relief for Retinal Migraines

Retinal Migraine Have you been experiencing strange symptoms in one of your eyes? Seen flashing lights, suffered temporary blindness or seen patterns in your visual field? Have you been to your medical doctor and received a diagnosis of retinal migraine? Have you been told that medications are the only answer for your headaches? The problem may actually be one of…

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: More Than Just Bad Backs

Chiropractic Has Never Been about Bad Backs In 1895 Daniel David Palmer came on the health care scene as, medicine was leaving an era of proclaimed cure-alls to pursue more scientific investigation into the treatment of disease. According to the Palmer Chiropractic College’s website: “D.D. Palmer reasoned that the body had an ample supply of natural healing power transmitted through…

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Sciatica in Plymouth, Minnesota

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Sciatica Sciatica is a disorder which causes a set of symptoms including pain in the derrière or leg that becomes worse when sitting, standing or squatting, also it can cause a burning or tingling “pins and needles” sensation in the leg, weakness, numbness, difficulty of motion in the foot or leg.  The sciatic nerve runs from…

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