Blogs by Dr. Pritchett, D.C.
Does Meniere’s Disease Affect The Ears?
Yes, it does. Meniere’s disease is an awful disorder of the inner ear known for bringing these main symptoms: Tinnitus: a roaring, hissing, buzzing, or ringing sound in the affected ear Hearing loss that fluctuates and may become permanent over time Vertigo: a false sensation of motion, mainly spinning movement, of your environment or yourself Meniere’s disease frequently affects only one ear. People who suffer from this may also experience a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. This condition can affect anybody at any age. However, it is common among people between the ages of 20 to 50 [...]
Dealing with Fibromyalgia: Tips from Celebrity Patients
"Some days are way worse. Some days aren't. But you know what I can do? I can go! Well, my hands work! My arms work." "My legs work, even though they are sore." "My back works! My brain works; my heart works!" "I'm taking breaths. My lungs work! "You can (just) be grateful for what you can do." – Lady Gaga These are the inspiring words of Lady Gaga, a patient and proud advocate for people with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia (FM), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is an autoimmune disease. It is also a chronic pain disorder that negatively [...]
Migraine Aura Symptom: What is Transient Aphasia?
Migraine with aura, also referred to as the classic migraine, is a recurring headache that appears after or during sensory disturbances called an aura. These disturbances or "auras" consist of blind spots, flashes of light, and other vision changes. This condition also includes tingling in your face or hands. Aura frequently appears about five to sixty minutes before the incoming pain of a migraine. An aura is almost like a series of warning signs. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraine with aura occurs in about 25 to 30 percent of individuals who experience migraine attacks. What Is Transient [...]
Fibromyalgia Case Study: A 31-Year-Old Woman’s Recovery Story
Having fibromyalgia can be really frustrating. First, you must wait for a long period before doctors can confirm your illness. The process of getting a diagnosis may take months or longer and involve numerous tests to rule out other conditions. Second, once doctors have recognized your chronic condition, you are often left with only a few solutions to relieve your symptoms. Despite these disappointing things, fibromyalgia patients should never lose hope. There is a silver lining after all. This article will talk about a piece of good news for fibromyalgia patients— upper cervical chiropractic, a form of care that many [...]
Could This Gadget Be the Solution to Migrainous Vertigo?
Researchers have introduced a promising treatment for the common cause of vertigo. Scientists from the University of Texas in Dallas revealed a new gadget that they claim could help ease cluster headaches and vestibular migraines, the leading neurological causes of vertigo. Called the GammaCore, the gadget is a non-invasive device that delivers electrical stimulation. Holding the device on your neck during a vertigo attack would send electrical impulses to the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve functions as a communication highway between the body and the brain. The handheld device is already available on NHS England. Vestibular Migraine and Key Results [...]
Migraines Vs Cluster Headaches: What Are the Differences?
When it comes to telling the difference between migraines vs cluster headaches, the differential is going to come down to symptoms other than the headache itself. This is because both migraines and cluster headaches can result in severe pain. We will begin by comparing the symptoms of migraines and cluster headaches. Then we will look at a potential cause of these debilitating headache types. Finally, we will consider a natural way to get help, so be sure to stick with us until the end. Symptoms of Migraines Vs Cluster Headaches Let’s start with the similar symptoms so we can [...]
The Beginner’s Guide to Having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
It can take years to get an official chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis. While it is nice to finally know why you have been feeling so poorly for so long, it can also lead to far more questions and concerns. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a beginner guide to dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome to help you get a jump start on living with your condition. Tips for Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Here are a few tips to help you improve the quality of your life while living with a chronic health condition. Know that there will be good [...]
Debunking the Top Vertigo Myths
While vertigo is one of the most common symptoms that people suffer from, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about this ailment. Vertigo refers to a false sensation of movement. It can be a spinning feeling, or things may seem to tilt or sway. If you had previously been told that vertigo had to have a rotational element to it, then we just debunked the first myth for you. What else do you need to know? Read on to learn more about this symptom and how you may be able to find natural relief. Myth 1 – [...]
Is There Any Way to Predict (and Prevent) Your Next Headache?
If you suffer from a chronic headache condition, then you would probably find it beneficial to know when the next episode was going to strike. That could help you to plan your work and social calendars with minimal interference. Unfortunately, that isn’t the way most headache conditions operate. The next attack probably seems to come out of the blue and at the worst possible moment. But what if there was a way to have a better idea about when the next head pain would occur? Better yet, what if you could prevent it from happening? We’re going to take a [...]
9 Vertigo Disease Myths Debunked
Vertigo disease is a term that distinguishes this common symptom of many conditions. It is a very common problem, especially for people over the age of 40. In fact, about 40% of people will deal with vertigo at some point. Let’s look at 9 common misconceptions regarding vertigo. We will conclude by providing hope for our readers that a natural way to get relief does exist. Myth 1: It Is a Disease We started out with this point, so we should address it first. Vertigo is a symptom of many conditions including BPPV, Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, mal debarquement, and [...]