Symptoms and Characteristics of Every Migraine Phase

Migraines are a global concern, affecting as many as 1 billion people. A migraine chiropractic doctor in Ames, Iowa like my self helps minimize the symptoms of this neurological condition. This requires an individualized approach since every person experiences...

A Crash Course on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

As a vertigo chiropractor based in Ames, Iowa, I make it my duty to help my patients better understand their health conditions. The term benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) can sound intimidating, as it sounds like a severe condition. The truth is BPPV is...

How to Survive Migraines with Vertigo

As if dealing with migraines isn’t bad enough, when you also feel the spinning sensation of vertigo, the experience can be real torture. That’s what people with migraine-associated vertigo (MAV) often experience. Let’s dive into this condition and discuss a natural...

Bringing Clarity to 7 Misunderstandings About Vertigo

Vertigo is a common ailment, while at the same time it is not very well understood. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at 7 common misconceptions about vertigo in order to help you gain a better understanding of what this symptom actually is. At the end...

Migraines: What’s Available to Cope with the Pain?

For anyone who has suffered from migraines, they know that they are not just really bad headaches. They are much more complex. In fact, they are a neurological condition consisting of multiple sets of symptoms. Oftentimes, migraine episodes are debilitating and force...

Vertigo and the Balance System — How One Affects the Other

Vertigo has been defined as the feeling that you or the things around you are spinning about. It is a quite common condition, with as many as 69 million Americans having had some type of vestibular condition associated with vertigo in their lifetime. Vertigo can...

TMJ Disorders: Risk Factors and Relief Options

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects your mandible (the lower part of the jaw) to the temporal bone of your skull.  These joints, located just in front of each of your ears, give us the ability to talk, chew our food, and yawn. TMJ disorders are caused by...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Connected to Abnormal Gut Bacteria

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis and is a chronic, complicated illness impacting around 1 million of those living in the USA. Women get it four times as often as men. Sufferers of chronic fatigue have a hard time completing their...

Getting the Facts Straight About TMJ Disorders

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is among the more complicated joints in the whole body.  Because of this, it can lend itself to various disorders if one or more parts of the joint begin to function abnormally.  An estimated 10 million Americans or more experience...

TMJ Problems and Your Neck: Understanding the Connection

TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint.  These two joints, one on each side of the face, connect the lower jaw (your mandible) with your skull (the temporal bone).  The TMJ is among the most complex joints in the body.  It allows for a wide variety of movements –...