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...

What causes Vertigo, Imbalance and Dizziness?

April 11, 2015

The answer is both extremely complicated and simple at the same time. How does that occur? Well, In order to understand simplicity, you must first understand complexity. That is the case with Vertigo, Imbalance (spatial disorientation) and Dizziness. They are so common within our population that it is unnerving (no pun intended), yet with advancements in...

Massage

March 17, 2015

Massage is much more than just a relaxing experience. Massage is a great tool to use in rehabilitation of injuries of many types. Some massage techniques include myofascial, deep tissue, and stretching. Myofascial works with fascia, which is the stuff that covers nearly everything in our bodies; muscles, muscle bundles and muscle fibers.  It can become...

Are Posture and Biomechanical issues causing your pain?

February 17, 2015

Is shoveling really what’s causing your injuries or are there other underlying mechanisms that may be contributing to your discomfort. Why is it that some people end up in crippling pain from a night of shoveling and some walk away with a little muscle soreness from the great workout they got? Underlying postural and biomechanical issues can cause your...

Depression/Anxiety: Brain Imbalance

February 16, 2015

Depression and anxiety are common threads among our culture these days. Our current medical model of treatment consists of pharmaceuticals to balance neurotransmitter levels. Yet, they often create other, more harmful symptoms than depression or anxiety. I guess the question I would ask, is it worth it? Much of Neurology is now considering inflammatory...

Falling into the mental rut of winter in Maine: What can I do?

February 9, 2015

We all fall into that slightly depressed mentality during those long, cold, snowy winter months. It's unavoidable if you choose the Maine lifestyle, which has many rewards for those who can deal with a few dark wintery months. What can we do to help, though? Nutritionally, Vitamin D, Fish oils and smaller portions of organic red meats 3-4 times per week (6...

Post Concussion Syndrome : Why isn't my brain working?

February 9, 2015

Post Concussion Syndrome is a more recent diagnosis that has allowed us to describe multiple symptoms wrapped up into one unfortunate bouquet that consists of: Dizziness, Vertigo, Imbalance, Headaches, Migraines, Neck Pain, Confusion, Irritability, Slower Processing, Word Retrieval and Memory Issues. These are to name a few and are a result of mild...

Bilateral Arm Tingling: The Upper Thoracic Component

February 7, 2015

We see a tremendous amount of patients who have upper extremity tingling, pain or numbness. Most often, this stems from a cervical root impingment from disc related injury, hypertonicity or spasming of muscles in the scapular(shoulder blade)/rotator cuff region with associated costovertebral (rib/spine articulation) joint fixation. These are all treatable...
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