Dr. Grayson Blom B.Sc., D.C., U.C.A., C.C.E.P is the founder of Upper Cervical Health Centers Boise in Boise, Idaho. He is the city’s representative for the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians. An honor student during his bachelor’s degree at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Blom accomplished his post-graduate diplomate from the Upper Cervical Academy through Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has over a decade of experience in the Upper Cervical procedure and is certified by the Blair Upper Cervical Society, KCUCS, and the Orthospinology technique. Dr. Blom is also a member of the Upper Cervical Council and the International Chiropractic Association (ICA). Only a few doctors are qualified and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure, making Dr. Blom a gem in his field.

Technique/s: Upper Cervical Care, Blair Chiropractic, Orthospinology

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Scents That Spell Trouble For Migraineurs

If you have a migraine, certain smells can trigger worse attacks. You may not know it, but many others find themselves in the same situation. While data largely varies, clinic studies found that about 25 to 50 percent of migraineurs experienced increased sensitivity to certain scents or odorants during an episode. In this blog, we will give you insights not just on some of the most common migraine-inducing scents but also on the role of a chiropractor for migraines in helping you reduce the severity of your symptoms.   The Link between Odorants and Migraine Have you ever been in [...]

Ankylosing Spondylitis and How It Can Trigger Vertigo

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) isn’t a commonly discussed condition. That’s why if you do a quick search on Google, you will only find a few relevant results. However, studies urge people with frequent vertigo attacks to look at this disorder as a possible trigger of their symptoms. Let’s look into how ankylosing spondylitis works and its connection with vertigo attacks. Furthermore, let’s also explore potential solutions, including taking medications and receiving a chiropractic atlas adjustment.   What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis afflicts roughly 300,000 Americans, making it a relatively rare disorder. It causes several symptoms, including widespread joint inflammation and [...]

Migraines vs. Aneurysm: How to Tell Them Apart

Migraines and brain aneurysms share a few similarities, so some people are unsure whether they should approach a chiropractor for migraines or seek emergency assistance. Unfortunately, you might put yourself in a tough spot if you can’t distinguish their differences. You might also end up putting your life at risk because one of these conditions can lead to severe and fatal complications.  Find out how you can quickly distinguish migraines from aneurysms and how you should manage each health problem by reading through our discussion below.    Migraines and Brain Aneurysms – A Quick Comparison Migraines and aneurysms can cause [...]

By |December 19th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraines vs. Aneurysm: How to Tell Them Apart

Meniere’s Disease: An Autoimmune Problem (Or Not?)

Whether Meniere's disease is an autoimmune problem or not has been a hotly debated topic for many years. Some doctors and researchers believe that it has something to do with autoimmunity. Others, on the one hand, say it’s due to other factors. In this blog post, we will weigh up both sides of the argument. This way, we can shed some light on what patients should do about their Ménière’s symptoms and how to manage common triggers.   What Does Meniere’s Disease Feel Like? A person diagnosed with Meniere's disease can't take advantage of enjoyable things during attacks. That's because [...]

By |September 19th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meniere’s Disease: An Autoimmune Problem (Or Not?)

The Headache Phase of a Migraine – What Happens Here?

If you frequently visit a neurologist or a chiropractor for migraines, chances are you have heard all about the four distinct phases of migraines. You might have experienced all four stages at one point, or you distinguished only one or two of them. If you’re looking for a better and more practical way to manage your symptoms, learning about the different phases, especially a migraine's headache phase, may be a good place to start. Let’s break down the four distinct phases of a migraine episode.    The Warning Phase Plenty of migraineurs says that they experience the warning or prodrome [...]

By |June 6th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Headache Phase of a Migraine – What Happens Here?

Meniere’s Disease Case Studies Supporting Upper Cervical Care

Meniere’s disease is a rare condition that impacts the inner ear. It can cause debilitating symptoms like tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss, and vertigo episodes. Because medications to manage Meniere’s symptoms, such as vertigo, work temporarily, it has become more essential to find longer-lasting ways to experience relief. Some studies specifically look into upper cervical care, one of the leading natural remedies for vertigo. These studies try to understand and prove the effectiveness of the approach. If you have been suffering from vertigo, and other symptoms of Meniere’s for quite a while, knowing more about these pieces of evidence could convince [...]

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meniere’s Disease Case Studies Supporting Upper Cervical Care

Can a Head Injury Cause Headaches?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is fairly common in the US. Around 2.8 million cases of TBIs occur in the country each year. Mild TBI (mTBI) is the most prevalent type. It can cause a temporary loss of consciousness, less than an hour of post-traumatic amnesia, headaches and migraines. Quite a lot of patients suffer from bouts of headaches after a head injury. Others turn to a chiropractor for migraines due to the debilitating nature of their headaches. Besides the symptoms mentioned, doctors note other signs of mTBI, such as difficulty in finding balance, confusion, visual problems or disturbances, and lethargy. [...]

By |December 6th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can a Head Injury Cause Headaches?

Meniere’s Disease Study: Discover What Already Works

Meniere’s disease seems to happen without any warning. It can be very unpredictable. A person with this illness would experience a series of attacks within a short time frame. Then, sometimes, it will not appear again for a prolonged period. In some cases, you may go for years without experiencing any attacks. Meniere’s disease differs among various ethnic groups and locations, often seen more among Europeans. In the United States, approximately 615,000 people have Meniere’s disease, while at least 45,000 new cases are becoming diagnosed annually. Meniere’s Disease Symptoms It is a disorder of the inner ear that affects your [...]

By |September 6th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meniere’s Disease Study: Discover What Already Works

Trusted Online Resources for Migraine Awareness and Support

It’s June, which means Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is here again! Are you newly diagnosed with migraines, or have been living with migraines your entire life? There may be times in your life that you feel overwhelmed or isolated because of your condition. You are not alone. Here is a shortlist of trusted online resources if you seek migraine awareness, support, education, and much-needed help.  Migraine Blogs & Communities Only a handful of well-known blogs are focused and committed to sourcing relevant and research-backed information about migraines and other chronic headache disorders. On the other hand, there are numerous [...]

By |June 7th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Trusted Online Resources for Migraine Awareness and Support

Fact: Improving Spinal Alignment Brings Vertigo Relief

Vertigo is not just having a whirling sensation or dizziness. It is an overwhelming sudden sensation that you or your surrounding area is shaking. In truth, what you may be experiencing is just a false sense of movement. In other words, there is no actual movement. Vertigo is an important matter that needs your attention. Other associated symptoms of Vertigo include: Nausea Vomiting Difficulty moving around Excessive sweating If these symptoms get worse when you move your head in different directions, you may have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV). It is the most widespread type of vertigo. It usually occurs [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fact: Improving Spinal Alignment Brings Vertigo Relief
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