Neuro Health

Your brain powers all that you do, don’t neglect it!

Its easy to take for granted that our brain is like any other part of our body and can require help from time to time. Here we discuss several conditions specifically related to the brain that you should know we have great success with!

 

Brain Fog

Forgetfulness

Frequently forgetfulness can be due to a reversible cause.   I have many times had a patient referred to me because they or their children were worried about the development of dementia.   When the underlying issues were identified and addressed the forgetfulness and worry was eliminated.  Some of the potential causes are lack of sleep, medications, low thyroid, alcohol use, stress, anxiety and depression, poor digestion, flora imbalances, and allergies.

Headaches

  • Tension headaches generally are associated with muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders.  They respond easily to over the counter pain relievers and stress reduction.
  • Sinus headaches need to have the underlying cause identified in order to effectively treat.
  • Migraine headaches are more severe and often referred to as “sick headaches”.   They are frequently one-sided, throbbing and make you sensitive to light.  They are often associated with loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting.  There are many potential triggers for migraines and identifying those triggers is key to reducing or eliminating migraine attacks.  We can evaluate for the stress associated with migraines and have a high rate of success and reducing and even resolving the migraine attacks.  Contact us to make an appointment!
  • “The worst headache of my life” – this type of headache can indicate a medical emergency from a brain aneurysm.  It warrants immediate medical attention.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is the result of nerve damage and can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, burning pain in the distal part of the body – hands and feet most commonly.  It can be caused by physical trauma, infections, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, stagnation and metabolic stress.  There is hope for neuropathy by identifying the underlying stress and treating it.

Shingles and Postherpetic  Neuralgia

Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (AKA -varicella-zoster / herpes zoster) that creates a painful rash and is infectious.  It only occurs in individuals who have either had chicken pox or have had the Varicella Vaccine.  The risk of shingles increases with age though it is seen in children.  Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles when the pain and burning persists long after the rash has resolved.  It can be quite painful impacting everyday life.  Our approach has been successful in shortening the course of shingles and resolving  painful postherpetic neuralgia.  Contact us to make an appointment!