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Vertebral Artery Dissection - Is This Something We Still Need To Worry About?

Sep 04, 2021

Do you ever wonder what would happen if one of your patients had a vertebral artery dissection?

Do you ever wonder if you would be able to screen if your patient has a vertebral artery dissection?

We recently had a patient come through our clinic with a vertebral artery dissection and his history was alarming. Before we review this case let’s review some of the common questions about this condition:

  • What is vertebral artery dissection?
  • What causes vertebral artery dissection?
  • How common is vertebral artery dissection?
  • What are the symptoms of a vertebral artery dissection?
  • How is vertebral artery dissection diagnosed?
  • What is the treatment for vertebral artery dissection?

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Dizziness With Vaping

Jul 14, 2021
A few weeks ago a young gentleman came to North 49 due to his dizziness. The dizziness had been bothering him for some time and would come on for no apparent reason. It was not aggravated with head motion, being in busy environments, coughing, or with loud sounds. His vestibular assessment was unremarkable. He therefore asked if the dizziness could be due to him vaping. Our short answer was YES, especially if there was nicotine in the product he was vaping, which there was.
 

How Can Vaping Make Me Dizzy?

Nicotine can cause dizziness by itself. But dizziness can be further aggravated by other lifestyle choices: With further questioning, we learned this patient reported that he...
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What Are Vestibular Migraines?

Apr 06, 2021

Have you ever had headaches or dizziness slow you down? With vestibular migraines individuals can unfortunately have a recurring problem with both.

What are Vestibular Migraines?

A vestibular migraine (aka migrainous associated vertigo) is a condition involving the brain that causes symptoms of dizziness.

Are vestibular migraines a neurological disorder?

Yes, vestibular migraines are considered a neurological disorder, but structurally the brain is fine. Rather, a vestibular migraine is thought to be due to the brain having an adverse reaction or sensitivity to a certain stimuli.

What causes a vestibular migraine, or why do I get vestibular migraines?

That is a great question that no...

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"Back To The Basics" With Concussions

Feb 03, 2021

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in research published regarding concussions. This information has allowed care providers to better understand the pathophysiology and natural history of concussions. Treatment protocols have also been published to assist care providers in the management of concussions.

As with anything, with this increase in published information, there is a corresponding increase in misinformation and/or poor quality research. This has lead to conflicting information and confusion for both the health care provider and the patient.

Given this, we have decided to clear up some of this confusion in regards to concussions by getting “back to...

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