head impacts

Even Mild Head Impact Impairs Vision

Even Mild Head Impact Impairs Vision TAKE-HOME MESSAGE It is fully understood that concussion results in visual near point convergence (NPC) impairment. However, this article demonstrates that NPC is impaired even with multiple subconcussive head impacts.  Though the authors believe NPC may become a tool in measuring and evaluating brain injury severity, it is my […]

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Headache

Melatonin Helps Headaches

Melatonin Helps Headaches TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Levels of the pineal hormone melatonin have been found to be low in migraine and in cluster headache. Melatonin acts as a biological clock for sleep, an antioxidant, an antihypertensive, an anxiolytic and a sedative. Oral melatonin has shown promising results in migraine prevention. This study demonstrated that 4mg of […]

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prefrontal cortex

Spinal Manipulation Changes Brain Processing

Spinal Manipulation Changes Brain Processing TAKE-HOME Message For the past 15 years, researchers have observed changes in brain processing following spinal manipulation (SM). This article demonstrates that changes occur in the prefrontal cortex following cervical SM over areas of segmental dysfunction. The prefrontal cortex plays a vital role in sensory motor integration and higher executive […]

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cervicogenic headache

Migraineurs Suffer Restless Legs

Migraineurs Suffer Restless Legs TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Poor sleep is a confounder in migraine recovery and tends to increase migraine incidence. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) impairs high quality sleep. In this large study, migraine patients were found to have a higher prevalence of RLS than normal controls and their RLS symptoms were much worse. Efforts to […]

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Pediatric Migraine

Pediatric Migraine and Stroke

Pediatric Migraine and Stroke TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Managing the pediatric headache is often complicated and understanding the risk factors faced by the pediatric patient is essential. This case demonstrates adolescent miganeurs seem to have an increase risk of ischemic stroke. However, that younger children with migraines do not share that risk profile. Abstract IMPORTANCE Our understanding […]

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cervicogenic headache

Palpation Enhances Headache Diagnosis

Palpation Enhances Headache Diagnosis TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Chiropractic physicians have historically relied heavily on palpation skills in their examination process. Medical physicians have been criticized for a reduction in use of manual examination and have begun to rely more solely on laboratory and radiographic examination. This article affirms that manual examination of the spine enhances the […]

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Memory

Stomach Medicine Found to Cause Dementia

Stomach Medicine Found to Cause Dementia TAKE- HOME MESSAGE Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disorders (GERD) and ulcers. A recent article published in JAMA Neurology has found that PPIs have been identified as being at risk for causing dementia. Chiropractic physicians may discuss this complication with their patients and […]

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Brain Volume

Fitness Predicts Brain Volume

Fitness Predicts Brain Volume TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Cognitive decline is a significant health problem plaguing millions of aging seniors. Prevention of cognitive decline is a goal of many and is attempted using diet and lifestyle modification This article provides proof that poor cardiovascular (CV) fitness is predictive of decreased brain volume two decades later in life. […]

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cervicogenic headache

Manipulation Better for Headache than Mobilization

Manipulation Better for Headache than Mobilization TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Headache is a significant health condition suffered by millions of people in the US costing billions of dollars in treatment and time off from work. As many as 20% of headaches are classified as cervicogenic headaches (CH). Chiropractic physicians have reported excellent results on CH using cervical and […]

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