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Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Increased sleep needs are likely part of the recovery process after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, there is increasing recognition that many patients have long-term sleep–wake disturbances as a residual consequence of TBI. In this comprehensive prospective study, patients with first-ever TBI were followed and a sleep assessment...

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Surfer’s Myelopathy

Key Points:   Surfer’s myelopathy is a rare, acute, atraumatic myelopathy that occurs in novice surfers. Afflicted individuals are often thin, have poorly developed back musculature, but are otherwise healthy. Symptoms typically start with mild or intense back pain, rapidly progressing to complete or incomplete myelopathy. Clinical and imaging findings have suggested a vascular etiology...

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Dr. Ron Fudala Published in Dynamic Chiropractic

Dr. Ron Fudala Published in Dynamic Chiropractic ICCN Newswire:  ICCN member Dr. Ron Fudala lectured on lumbar spinal stenosis at the Mid South Spine Symposium in Memphis, TN in February 2016.  His lecture was stimulating and greatly appreciated by those in attendance. Since Dr. Fudala had done the research to prepare for his lectures, he...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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