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What is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS)?

Nov 11, 2023

Have you ever wondered why Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" seems like such a trippy and surreal journey? Well, there's a fascinating theory that connects this whimsical tale to a peculiar phenomenon known as "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome" or AIWS. This syndrome is closely associated with migraines and can offer a curious glimpse into the world of distorted perceptions. It has been said that Lewis Carroll himself had migraines, so this may be a tale expressing what he was experiencing personally.

What is Alice In Wonderland Syndrome or AIWS?

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is a rare and intriguing neurological condition, often linked to migraines. But, it can also be triggered by...

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Exercises Worth Repeating with Concussions & Vestibular Migraines

Aug 10, 2023

Wondering what treatment or exercises to prescribe to your patient with ongoing symptoms after a concussion or associated with vestibular migraines?

With seeing patients with these two conditions over the years you have likely found that they both have something in common. They can both have a component of symptoms that originate from the neck, whether it be headaches and/or dizziness. It is therefore vital to be able to address the neck in order to stop the cycle of ongoing symptoms or at least help them manage their symptoms better. At North 49, a tool that has been useful in determining if the neck is a factor in one’s symptoms and can also guide our treatment is the use of...

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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 05, 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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