Most common food sensitivities

December 24, 2013

Those foods which are the most common among those individuals with food sensitivities include grains (including wheat, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, spelt), gluten (a component in wheat, and used as a binder in many processed foods today), dairy (primarily the casein component).  There are other foods and food particles which can cause sensitivities but...

Posture

December 24, 2013

Posture Many people that come into our office are uncertain as to why they have neck, shoulder or back pain.  The common statement is that, “it came out of nowhere.”  However, as practitioners we have come to realize that there is a cause for these symptoms, and it’s due to postural strain over time.  As sedentary individuals, we don’t move as...

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: A new and effective approach to chronic pain, disc injury and degenerative disc disease (osteoarthritis), migraines and headaches

November 11, 2013

Spinal decompression offers a great alternative and conservative method to aid in the treatment of chronic injuries that relate to the discs of the spine.  Many individuals who do not respond to Physical Therapy, Chiropractic or other types of treatments by themselves often experience great results when those are combinated with disc decompression.  Disc...

Chronic Daily Headaches (CDH)

November 11, 2013

These are headaches that are experienced more days than not-at least 15 days per month, for three months.  It is not a specific type of headache, but rather a term used to describe persistent forms of other types of headaches such as: Chronic Tension Headaches, Chronic Migraines, New Daily Persistent Headaches and Hemicrania Continua.  Chronic Migraines...

Not every condition has a name or a diagnosis

October 5, 2013

We evaluate many patients who have often seen a variety of practitioners with little to no help.  These people have been labeled with a diagnosis, but are still without answers.  Functional Neurology is able to explain and treat many of these conditions, but laying the label of vertigo, Migraines, Headaches, Non-epileptic seizures, et cetera, hardly...

Whiplash and its involvement in Post-Concussion Syndrome

October 5, 2013

  Headaches and Migraines are common symptoms that individuals often experience after even mild trauma to the head.  Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury, as they create inflammation and swelling in our cranium.   These injuries can take weeks, months or even greater amounts of time to resolve if not rehabilitated appropriately.  The headaches...

Disequilibrium (balance)

October 4, 2013

Balance occurs when our spine, surrounding muscles and brain are effectively signaling back and forth. If this doesn’t occur due to some error in either of the aforementioned systems, then balance and equilibrium will be affected. When we sway to one side, we stretch, or trigger sensitive spinal stabilizing muscles on the opposing side. Consider a sway...

Food sensitivities versus food allergies

July 2, 2013

Many people do not understand that there is a difference between food allergies and food sensitivities, however there is a significant difference between the two, between the mechanism behind them, and the effect that they have on the nervous system. Food allergies occur when there is an immediate immune-mediated reaction to antigens in the ingested item by...

Vestibular Fellowship: A letter from Dr. MacArthur

July 2, 2013

As a provider with a diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology, I noticed that many of my patients would arrive complaining of dizziness and vertigo symptoms.  Although I had a lot of training in these areas with my degree in neurology already, I felt there was more to ascertain about this particularly interesting subject.  I had also noted that there...

Nutrition, Brain Function and Overall Health

July 2, 2013

Proper nutrition is vital to the health of every cell in our body from skin, to bone, to intestinal, to brain cells, as well as the formation of every single neurotransmitter which are essential to the function of all of our systems.  Our world today is full of conditions that, along with several other contributing factors, are the result of food that...
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