Vestibular Migraine: the second most common cause of vertigo

March 4, 2016

Migraines are one of the more common neurological conditions seen in our office. And while Migraines are often associated with pain and throbbing sensation, they are also connected with the vestibular, or inner ear systems within the brain that control balance, hearing and motion. These Migraine variants are known as Vestibular Migraines, and are the second...

Vestibular Therapy for dizziness, vertigo and imbalance

February 20, 2016

The vestibular system is a complex organ that is located in the inner ear. It looks like the combination of a seashell and a set of bagpipes. When there is a problem in these structures, the result can be debilitating- feelings of spinning, motion, disequilebrium and nausea. The most common cause of this is from BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional...

Trigger points: a more effective treatment

February 20, 2016

Trigger points are most effectively retrained by shortening and lengthening the muscle along its contractile elements with simultaneous myofascial release, known as Active Release Technique. If you're a patient in our office, this is when you are moving a body part and it feels as if we're digging our thumbs into you. This resets the neurological patterns...

Feeling disoriented? Is it vertigo, dizziness, light-headedness, post-concussion syndrome, syncope, vestibular migraine, lack of sleep or my diet?

February 20, 2016

Feeling off, or disoriented is a common thread seen within many individuals, and most certainly within the patient population treated at our office. The question is, what could be the cause? What makes a person feel like they are not centered, or balanced in their environment. The answer is simple, but the reason behind it may be complex.  If your gaze is...

The many benefits of mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

February 20, 2016

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Concentrated oxygen at a pressure of 1.3 ATA causes an increase in oxygen delivery to injured or hypoxic tissues at a level 400% deeper than our normal blood supply can penetrate. This utilizes the properties of liquids and gases under pressure (Henry’s Law), which causes oxygen (a gas) to become dissolved into fluids such...

Whiplash: It's More than just a Neck Injury

February 5, 2016

Whiplash is often considered an injury ot the Neck, but emerging evidence and certainly our clinical experience illustrates the association of mild traumatic brian injury, or concussions associated with the force of a whiplash event. We have wondered in the past why some patients respond slower, or have emotional symptoms, fogginess, dizziness,...

Why is Portland Chiropractic Neurology Different: An emerging paradigm in healthcare?

January 31, 2016

We are a large team that has a wide array of knowledge within Chiropractic, Neurology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Nutrition, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. This allows us to provide better care for our patents as we work as a TEAM to understand the proper diagnosis and treatment for your particular complaint. We are one of the few practices in New...

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Portland Maine

December 13, 2015

What is happening during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT? Under pressure, increased amounts of oxygen are transferred into the plasma of your blood, which usually contains about 3% oxygen. This increases to about 97% oxygen during hyperbaric therapy, allowing oxygen to diffuse into tissue 400% deeper than would normally be allowed. This allows tissue to...

Treatment of Concussion and other Brain Injuries with Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

December 13, 2015

What is rather interesting and ultimately very important about the human brain is that it is the control center of blood flow, where it is distributed and at what particular volume. This is accomplished through control of our blood vessels, either constricting or dilating as needed. However, in many patients, the injured brain is affected in such a way that...

Chronic Neck and Back Pain Generated from Faulty Eye Movements?

April 26, 2015

Yes, the brain and body are linked, but how could an eye movement change the tone of our neck or lower back muscles? The answer starts with stability and balance, when you move your eyes in a direction, you must stabilize the opposite sided musculature of the spine to brace for the sense of inertia that occurs. For instance, when we perform a saccade, or a...
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