Entries by LMatthews

Concussion and Cervicalgia Headaches

More than 1.7 million people in the US are affected annually by concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and often concussion and cervicalgia headaches go hand in hand. Around 15% of people with concussion have symptoms that persist for three months or more, and sometimes patients don’t realize that neck and head […]

Decreasing the Risk of Infection After Cervical Spinal Surgery

Infection after cervical spinal surgery is just one possible complication of surgery to treat neck pain. Finding ways to reduce the risk of infection is important, especially as this complication can lead to failed back surgery syndrome, serious scarring, ongoing and worsening neck pain, and even paralysis or death, depending on how serious the infection […]

Occipital Neuralgia – What is it?

Head and neck pain could be caused by occipital neuralgia, a non-fatal condition that involves nerve irritation or injury from a variety of causes. The prefix ‘neuro’ means nerve and ‘algia’ means pain, while ‘occipital’ describes a region of the head running from the spinal column in the neck up to the scalp at the […]

TMJ, Ear and Neck Pain

Neck pain may occur in isolation, but often neck pain, ear pain and jaw pain co-exist, leading to pain when eating, speaking, moving the head, and even when lying down to sleep. Sometimes, this triad is a result of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), where the jaw joint and related bones, ligaments, and cartilage are typically […]

Top 10 Chiropractors in the World

As patients and potential patients we are pretty spoilt these days in terms of access to information about our health care professionals. Before we even step into the office of a family physician, orthopedic surgeon, or chiropractor, we can search online for details of their educational history, disciplinary hearings, board certification, and even reviews by […]

Neck Pain and Nausea – Signs of Flu?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the 2014/15 flu season is especially bad, with about half of the US experiencing high flu activity. This is expected to increase over January and spread to states where flu has remained relatively less active. December to February is typically the worst time for flu cases […]