Hypertension occurs when the force of blood flowing through the blood vessels is abnormally strong. Chronic hypertension can lead to serious health complications including: heart attacks and heart failure, blood vessel damage, strokes and kidney disease. In the United States, 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, or about 70 million people. This health problem costs the US $46 billion each year in health care services, medications and missed work.
The process of digesting your food is a complicated symphony of different factors. It’s a balance of stomach enzyme secretion and muscle movement. Your nervous system controls this digestion process. The nerves going to the digestive organs are responsible for telling the organs to create digestive fluids.
Ear infections, or Otitis Media (i.e. inflammation of the inner ear), can be extremely painful and are common but not normal in young children. Most parents recognize it as a fussy child with a fever, and they may show other signs like tugging at their ear or increased redness over the affected area.
Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition, and is characterized by chronic, severe, widespread pain in a variety of “tender points” throughout the body. This pain can be accompanied by other symptoms as well – fatigue, loss of sleep, increased pain sensitivity and numbness or tingling.
Allergies are the symptoms we experience when our bodies have an increased immune response to an irritant. This incorrect response by your immune system to an allergen results in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock.
Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly-like soft tissue with high water content. The primary function of the disc is to provide a flexible, movable, nerve-spacing structure that makes up a large part of the spacing requirement for the nerves to pass thru freely.
Headaches are a widespread health concern and have many causes and presentations. Over 300 different types of headaches are known, with common types including: migraines, tension-type, trigeminal and injury-related. Tension-type headaches are the most prevalent and affect approximately 42% of the adult population worldwide.
Fertility is a delicate balance of hormone levels and cooperation between organ systems. Fertility concerns can be incredibly frustrating and emotionally draining for couples who are trying to conceive. All the stages involved in the fertilization process are under the control of the nervous system.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition, similar to Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and learning disabilities. As proper brain activity is directly related to correct alignment and the function of the spine, when the spine is out of alignment, it can create interference in the signals going to the brain and contribute to mental conditions.