Stress and Headaches

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  How does stress affect your wellbeing? And how is stress related to getting headaches? There are many paths to this and I will discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone. Stress can affect our sleep. Americans just do not get enough sound, restful and restorative sleep. Studies suggest that […]

Have You Ever Had A…Sinus Headache?

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    There are a lot of different kinds of headaches and what causes them can range from the mundane (too little sleep) to the dangerous (a brain tumor). Some of the most common types of head pain are tension-type and migraine. If commercials on television are any indication, sinus problems including headaches, also seem to […]

“Back to the Basics. . .”

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“God breathed into man the breath of life—we add—and left within, a body manager to regulate body functions including reproduction of cells.  There is a power within you—you recognize it in others as the ability to move-see-hear-speak breathe.  What is this power?  Who can answer?  We call that power INNATE INTELLIGENCE.  You look around you […]

Low Back and Obesity

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Losing weight can dramatically reduce low back pain (LBP). Like last month, we will look at easy ways to lose weight without the need for fancy, hard to follow diets. As the saying goes, this is a “no-brainer.” Alcohol hints. When consuming alcohol, follow the first beverage with a glass of water. This will reduce calories and often […]

Is It Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms are characterized by chronic generalized pain, and can include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, numbness or tingling, bowel/bladder dysfunction, and sometimes effects our ability to process thought clearly (cognitive dysfunction).  It can come on fast, almost overnight, or, develop very slowly over years of time. This highly variable onset makes establishing a diagnosis very […]

“101 Ways to Get Subluxated”

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#27 – Dropping 420 lbs on your head at the Olympics. Can you imagine gold medalist weight lifter Matthias Steiner’s next Chiropractic visit… ‘hey doc, my neck’s sore and I’ve been getting these bad headaches. Think it could be my pillow?” The father of Chiropractic, D.D. Palmer recognized 3 ‘T’s as being the major cause of […]

Once You Start Eating Broccoli. . .

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… do you have to eat it for the rest of your Life?  The answer is obviously no, unless your parents still have an iron grip on your diet.  No one can force you to do something that’s good for your health and your Life if you don’t want to. If you don’t want to renew […]

“Reptition Restores. . .”

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If your hand was taped in one position for years, and someone cut the tape off and tried to move it, what do you think would happen?  Your hand would snap back to the position it was stuck in for all that time.  But with repetition – normal movement and alignment can be restored.  The same goes for your spine. […]

“I Keep Taking Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen and My Migraines Are Getting Worse, Not Better?”

         It is difficult to not know someone who suffers from chronic headaches or migraines. In 2004, the percentage of adults who experienced a severe headache or migraine during the preceding 3 months was 18%. Migraine headaches, which are characterized by painful, disabling, and recurring symptoms, have no known proven cause, treatment, or cure. They […]

Neck Pain, Headache, and the Jaw Joint

Neck pain and headaches can be very disabling and can significantly alter a person’s normal pattern of living.  Simple things like reading the newspaper, cooking, driving a car, and/or looking down when feeding a baby, can become almost intolerable.  Canceling plans for the day or saying “no” to vacations can be very disheartening and often […]