Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Brain Wellness
May 7, 2016
A patient recently said to me, "that Oxygen chamber is better than a cup of coffee." Brain wellness, why don't we discuss this topic more? We're so obsessed with nutrition and exercise that we forget about a fundamental requirement for the brain, Oxygen. Unfortunately, many of us do not get enough Oxygen required by the brain to work at our full potential....
The importance of treatment frequency and following your doctor's plan: Neuroplasticity
April 8, 2016
Many of our new patients are seen 3-5x times per week for a duration of time in order to maximize results. Why is it important to follow a treatment plan so rigorous? In simple terms, the nervous system responds to repetition. Much like learning something new requires time and effort to sink in, so does the required changes occurring within our body and...
Migraines: Why we are getting tremendous results with Chiropractic Neurology
April 5, 2016
To understand Migraines, you need to understand the mechanism that causes them. So often, I am puzzled by the care that I see Migraine sufferers receiving in an attempt to "control" migraines. I have since realized that there aren't many practitioners out there that truly understand migraines and their cause. Migraine pain is severe, often one sided,...
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Neurological conditions and Brain Injury
April 5, 2016
It is widely understood that oxygen is important in our body's innate healing mechanisms. What isn't understood is that even though we are breathing, oxygen is not perfusing areas of the body sufficient for optimal function and healing. Our brain, specifically the autonomic nervous system, regulates where blood flow will be increased or decreased in...
Do Disc Herniations Heal?
April 5, 2016
The answer is simply- YES, they do.
Discs are made of fibrocartilage, which is a very strong, supportive material made to withstand a lot of stress. Their inner materials are softer, and when a disc ruptures, or herniates, the inner material wedges through the crack like squeezing a jelly donut.
This tear in your disc is analogous to a cut in your skin. You...
Neuroplasticity Exercises to Restore Brain Health
April 5, 2016
What is Neuroplasticity? It refers to the ability of the brain to adapt, reorganizing to create new neural pathways so that we can CHANGE our brain function as needed. Why is it needed? Many of us go through life changing head injuries, major life events that alter us in some way, illness, accidents, postural changes and every day stress that can effect the...
Maintenance for your Spine equals Maintenance for your Brain
March 31, 2016
Once you're experiencing pain, it's too late. By that I don't mean that it's not treatable, but I do mean that your system has already been compensating for some time. Unless you have recently injured yourself, your issue has most likely developed over time from chronic strain due to posture, sleeping positions, habits, work ergonomics, weekend activities...
Knee pain is not the end: It could be originating from your Pelvis, Hip or Lumbar Spine
March 21, 2016
If your Hip, Pelvis and Lumbar spine are not working properly, it is impossible for your knee to function normally and absorb pressure during gait. This is because when we step, our foot transmits forces into our knee, which then transmits into our hip, pelvis, lumbar spine and so forth. This is known as shock absorption, and functions by redistributing...
20 Tips for reducing Headaches and Migraines
March 8, 2016
Drink more water
Increase Antioxidants (fresh fruits)
Supplement with Magnesium and B-complex vitamins
Eat smaller meals throughout the day (keeping blood sugar level)
Eat a big breakfast
Discontinue drinking caffeine
High protein, low carbohydrate diet
Exercise more frequently
Improve posture/ergonomics of sitting and standing
Discontinue eating dairy...
March 4, 2016
A common condition that isn't always classified with neurological sectors is the Migraine. Migraines can be extremely debilitating, often associated with throbbing, pain sensations along with auras. Many of these auras are associated with visual changes and occur shortly before the Migraine, indicating that it's on the way.
Many of these people...