A simple way to understand how mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy heals injured tissue
May 18, 2017
Under Hyperbaric Therapy (HBO2), Oxygen, which is a much smaller molecule than a Red Blood Cell (RBC), is pulled from the larger RBC, which is carrying the oxygen molecules to tissues via hemoglobin. RBC's are the vehicle transport for all oxygen within our body. After extraction, it is now concentrated within the surrounding plasma. This allows the smaller...
When we experience a concussion our nerve axons (connections) are stretched!
February 16, 2017
If you connected all of our neurons, they would stretch around the earth four times. That's 100 billion neurons that make up our brain, all connected to create a framework that allows for incredible function, allowing us to love, create, think, imagine, dream, move, plan, focus, speak and the list goes on. However, our brains are so miraculous, not based...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...