Blogs by Dr. Weerheim
What Can Increase Risks for Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness?
Do you have constant bouts of vertigo or dizziness? Are you struggling to do the simplest tasks because of your spinning sensations? Do you often find yourself canceling meetings with loved ones or doing fun activities in fear of experiencing vertigo and dizziness out of the blue? You might find it helpful to look into PPPD - a vertigo-causing condition that primarily affects people in their 30s to 50s. Interestingly, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) isn’t a health condition you hear about daily. And this might be because PPPD isn’t a commonly diagnosed disorder. Sometimes, patients who have it are [...]
Mood Swings: An Unexpected Migraine Symptom
How do you feel right now? Are you feeling anxious, irritable and restless? Or perhaps a little sleepy or depressed? If so, you could be suffering from a migraine attack. But could mood changes really be a symptom of an incoming migraine attack? Well, in many cases, they do! Mood changes are something that a lot of people experience for many different reasons, but not many know that it could also be a potential early warning sign of an impending migraine attack. In this article, we’ll explain to you how and what upper cervical chiropractic can help. Upper Cervical [...]
Bumper Cars Can Lead To Whiplash; Here’s Why
Whiplash is a common after-effect for people involved in a rear-end collision. Whiplash is a common neck injury caused by a sudden, forceful head movement that affects the neck muscles, discs, tendons, and nerves. Some whiplash patients seek upper cervical care for lasting relief and overall management of their condition. If you've ever been in a minor car accident or even just jerked your head back and forth quickly, there's a high chance you will develop whiplash. Car accidents most often cause this neck injury, but it can also come from activities like bungee jumping, roller coaster rides, and—you guessed [...]
Vertigo Goggles: The Future of Vertigo Diagnosis
The latest technological advancements have paved the way for better diagnosing debilitating symptoms like vertigo. In the past, medical professionals only relied on narrowing down the most likely trigger of an attack to help patients achieve vertigo relief. But, nowadays, several healthcare practitioners also take advantage of infrared vertigo goggles to understand cases better. This simple diagnostic tool allows them to check abnormal eye movements, an accompanying symptom of mild to severe vertigo episodes. Infrared Vertigo Googles and How They Work Because vertigo attacks are widespread and can indicate various health concerns, doctors and other healthcare professionals exhaust multiple [...]
The Headache Type You Have Based on the Pain Location
Perhaps you feel dull aches in your forehead or nape that gets more intense when you’re stressing over work or any personal problem. What does this headache mean? In this article, we will try to help you distinguish the kind of headache you have based on its pain location. Continue reading to know the common types of headaches and how Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help you manage whatever kind of headache you have. Headaches in General Headaches are a usual problem for many people, but they can be challenging to diagnose. Thus, the International Headache Society has classified headaches [...]
Whiplash-related Upper Neck Pain: A Quick Guide
Unknown to many people, dealing with upper neck pain can be quite tricky, mainly if it stems from a whiplash injury. While a whiplash injury can improve within a month, its overall effect on your well-being can linger for years. A whiplash injury overextends the neck and increases your risk of developing cervical spine misalignment. As a result, the bones can impinge on nerve tissues or cause unwanted effects that prolong your pain and discomfort. Learn more about upper neck pain and how to resolve it with the help of simple and natural remedies. What's a Whiplash Injury? A [...]
What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness?
Hundreds to thousands of patients seek atlas bone adjustments each month. And notably, a small fraction calls for help because of persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD). Are you familiar with this condition? Do you know someone who has PPPD? If PPPD sounds utterly foreign to you, you can get acquainted with it through our brief discussion below. Hopefully, after reading this blog post, you will better grasp PPPD and your best options to cope with the symptoms. PPPD: A Quick Overview PPPD is among the leading causes of non-spinning dizziness in middle-aged people. Most patients who have this condition [...]
Defining and Dealing with Tension and Hypertension Headaches
Perhaps on more than one occasion, you’ve typed “what kind of headache do I have” when you searched on Google. You’re not alone. While headaches are common, only a few know how they are differentiated based on their types and how a misalignment of the cervical bone can trigger their symptoms. Yes, you read it right. Headaches have their own set of types. The most commonly confused and used interchangeably are the tension and hypertension headaches, besides migraine headaches and sinus head pains. Let us understand what makes these headaches distinct from each other by knowing their basic definitions. [...]
Is Neck Strain the Same as Whiplash?
Neck strain and whiplash share many similarities. As a result, many associate them with upper neck pain. Notably, studies suggest that these two health concerns refer to the same thing. They often develop when the neck bones and joints get overstretched because of an accident, physical abuse, and contact sports. Do you currently suffer from this problem? Are you presently looking for a way to cope? Then, let’s investigate further into how neck strain and whiplash injuries work and how you can manage them with the help of natural remedies. Whiplash or Neck Strain: How the Symptoms Can Affect [...]
Why Anxiety and Balance Disorders Often Go Hand in Hand
Anxiety is among the most common emotions of people with balance disorders, especially when they have an episode. Unfortunately, when they feel anxious and stressed out, their symptoms get even worse. They experience increased discomfort and have a harder time coping. Have you ever wondered why this often happens? What’s the connection between anxiety and dizziness? Is it possible to resolve both symptoms with a single healing approach? Anxiety and Balance Disorders Balance problems like dizziness and chronic vertigo develop because of an inner ear defect. That’s because the ear (specifically the inner portion) takes charge of perceiving balance [...]