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Headaches vary from a mild temporary tension headache, to moderate to severe migraine headaches ranging from 4-72 hours. Aching or throbbing pain in the head and neck may manifest with nausea and vomiting, or changes in vision. While the exact cause of this neurological disorder is not fully understood, it tends to manifest more often in women than men, and is usually onset by certain triggers. Triggers include sensory stimuli (bright lights, distinct odors), sleeping patterns, dietary habits, stress, hormonal changes, medication, and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury often caused by a direct blow to the head, or any body contact that forces the head and neck into sudden forceful movement. Accelerating and rotational forces, common in car accidents or contact sports, create a tremor of the brain within the skull that can disrupt important axon connections within the brain tissue. Lesions are typically not visible.
Signs of concussion include headache, amnesia, loss of consciousness, emotional and behavioral changes, cognitive & motor deficits, and reduced balance and coordination. Severity of a concussion usually depends on the presence and overall duration of symptoms.
Cervical Sprain (whiplash)
Harsh, sudden movements like a snap of the head or sleeping in a poor position for a prolonged period of time can cause ligament sprain near the cervical spine and muscle strains in the supporting tissue. Pain and tenderness can arise on or near the spine, and muscle spasms may occur in an attempt to restrict motion and protect your body’s injured tissue.
Chronic low back pain
Progressive degeneration and sudden flexion, extension and rotation can cause repeated strains and sprains in the low back. As a result the supporting musculature loses its ability to stabilize the spine and support proper movement.
Common aggravates include nerve root compression, vertebral malalignment, and discogenic (degenerative disc) disease. Exercise, osteopathic manipulation (OMT), and regenerative injections are all non-surgical approaches to reducing your low back pain.