Ophthalmodynia periodica, also known as ice pick headache, is a type of sudden onset headache with severe head pain that affects millions of people every year. Ice pick headaches can be confused with other headaches, so it is important to learn the differences. Although 40% of ice pick headaches patients also suffer from migraines, they […]
What is a concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. This can occur after head trauma and can result in brain damage or an altered mental state. Post-concussion syndrome is a disorder affecting multiple systems in your body. It can last months and result in symptoms such as dizziness or headache. Post-concussion syndrome […]
Concussion recovery is the process of healing after a head injury. Most symptoms of concussion go away within 7-10 days. Most people recover from a concussion in about a month, but there are factors that can speed it up or slow it down. For instance, one way to improve concussion symptoms is chiropractic care. One […]
Cervical instability is a medical condition in which loose ligaments in your upper cervical spine may lead to neuronal damage and a large list of adverse symptoms. If you have cervical instability, you may be experiencing migraines, vertigo, or nausea. Fortunately, this condition is treatable, though not curable. Let’s talk about the symptoms, causes, treatments, […]
What is occipital neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia is a chronic pain disorder often grouped with headache disorders. This rare condition describes when headache pain starts at the top of your spine and spreads throughout your scalp. The head and neck pain is intense but brief. This headache disorder feels like an electric shock or intense migraine, […]
Chiropractic adjustments are sessions of spinal manipulation administered by a doctor of chiropractic. These adjustments are used for chronic pain relief and treating other medical conditions by correcting spinal misalignments. What is a chiropractor? A chiropractor is a highly qualified health professional who has earned his/her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Chiropractors adjust the patient’s […]
Thunderclap headaches are sudden onset severe headache pain which may happen for no apparent reason. Their name comes from the way this headache begins — unexpectedly, intense, and strong, like a clap of thunder. A common trigger of thunderclap headaches is a stroke or aneurysm, so it is imperative to see your doctor right away […]
A spinal headache is not a normal headache. It is triggered when fluid leaks from your spine, messes up the fluid pressure around your brain, and stretches the nerves of your brain, causing head pain. There are some predictable risk factors for getting this type of headache. For instance, spinal headaches occur in a third […]
Whether we sit around all day, or we work our fingers to the bone, our bodies ache. Especially when a global pandemic forces most of us to spend hours and hours sitting around the house, it is important to understand how body aches are triggered and how to remedy them. Body aches are when parts […]
If you have had daily head pain for a few months, you might have a distinct type of primary headache: new daily persistent headache. Sometimes confused with chronic headache disorders, new daily persistent headache (NDPH) is unique in one way: NDPH sufferers have no prior history of a chronic headache syndrome before developing this long […]
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