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Sinus Headaches

 

Sinus Headache treatment in Virginia Beach!

sinus headache Fall and winter are the seasons when sinus infections and headaches become more prominent. Cold dry air and increased airborne, bacteria, viruses, pollen and molds cause the sinus to become irritated and then infected. When this happens the sinuses swell up and the pain and pressure build up in the cheeks and often radiate to the jaw. This pain can very from a dull ache to severe gnawing pain. This type of headache is frequently misdiagnosed as a migraine. These headaches often accompany a cold or flu.
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Headache case study – Daily migraines.

Daily migraines

Headache case study – daily migraines.

 

Two weeks ago we started a new patient that was complaining of daily migraine headaches. She stated these headaches had been going on for more than a month. This patient that I will call Mary had been to two other doctors and to the ER when the headaches became severe. She was prescribed several medications ranging from Motrin to muscle relaxers. She was also prescribed Valium and Topiramate (an anti seizure medication that made her dizzy and caused tingling in her hands and feet). These medications “knocked her out and allowed her to sleep” but the headache would return the next day. Mary described these headaches as feeling like her head was in a vice. She had light sensitivity and would regularly get sick to her stomach.
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Ice or heat for pain?

ice vs heat~~Should I use ice or heat for pain?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked at New Life Chiropractic is whether heat or ice is most effective for the treatment of acute pain. As a general rule ice is the best bet. Ice reduces swelling, reduces inflammation and produces an analgesic (pain reducing) effect caused by the numbing from the cold.
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Chiropractic is safe

chiropractic is safeChiropractic is safe!

Yes chiropractic is safe. On average a medical doctor pays from $10,000  to over $50,000 a year for their malpractice insurance. Chiropractors pay about $1200 for the same insurance. We pay less not because the insurance companies like us, but because we don’t hurt people. We have been developing modern chiropractic care for well over 100 years.
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