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Vertigo and Dizziness: Getting to the Root Cause

The feeling of dizziness and/or vertigo can come on suddenly and in many cases be debilitating. For many patients, the onset of symptoms can be memorable and scary. Dizziness is an umbrella term that can be hard to describe. Patients will explain it is unsteady, off balance, lightheaded, or “I just don’t feel right.” Vertigo…
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Are Thyroid Issues Causing Your Neurological Symptoms?

There is much evidence that shows our thyroid function is intricately connected to our brain function. This may be no surprise to those that suffer from a thyroid disorder because so many develop neurological symptoms as a result. After all, IT IS ALL CONNECTED! Proper thyroid function promotes neurogenesis, neuronal migration, myelination and synaptogenesis. In…
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Case Study: Dizziness and Vertigo

Introduction A 32-year-old female presented with chronic, recurring vertigo that began 6 years prior.  The patient noted 5-6 episodes of vertigo per year that would last 1-2 days. She stated that each episode would leave her bedridden and unable to work.  Examination and Diagnosis A neurological examination revealed central vestibular dysfunction. Treatment The patient was…
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Healing from a Concussion

What is a Concussion? We used to think that patients needed to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. More recent studies have shown that concussions can occur without impact to the head at all, as seen in whiplash injuries. A concussion occurs when there is enough impact to the head and/or body that…
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are caused when the growth or development of the brain or nervous system is impaired. These disorders take many forms including ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, processing disorders, and learning disabilities. In order to understand the treatment options for neurodevelopmental disorders, it’s important to understand how they develop and what markers to…
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A Holistic Approach to Migraine Healing

What causes a migraine? The cause of migraines has been debated for centuries. Scientific research, however, has shown that migraines are caused by improper neurological function, resulting in attacks that can last from hours to days. People who suffer with migraines have a sensitive nervous system that is easily overstimulated by things such as stress,…
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits

Why do I need more oxygen? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) allows patients to utilize the most important nutrient our bodies need for daily function and healing – oxygen. Under pressure, our bodies can dissolve oxygen into the plasma of our blood in order to transport significantly more oxygen to our bodily tissues (brain, organs, muscles,…
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Dysautonomia: Is your nervous system functioning correctly?

For years I lived with so many confusing symptoms. My heart rate always felt high and I’d get numerous heart palpitations a day, I constantly felt off balance like I was walking on a boat, my legs felt shaky while standing, I had muscle spasms and vibrations all over my body, I developed pain and…
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