Three causes of vertigo that may all respond to eating fish heads.

January 30, 2019

When your ENT has no answers or solutions for you, and you're still suffering with vertigo, CALL DR. LOU. Learn more about the neurology of chiropractic and how vertigo may be helped! (207) SPINAL 1

When you have vertigo and your ENT doesn’t know what to do, call Dr. Lou. Vertigo is a feeling of being off balance. It also ruins lives. If you have been unable to get relief, there may still be hope. The most common causes of vertigo are related to the inner ear. In Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, little crystals in the ear called canaliths move abnormally or get stuck in the canal of the ear and send erratic messages to the brain. The result is a disturbance of balance. With Meniere’s Disease, another cause of vertigo, this inner ear disorder is caused by a change in pressure of the fluid in the inner ear, leading to nerve communication interference, which leads to symptoms. This can cause vertigo and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Vestibular neuritis, also known as labyrinthitis, is most commonly related to a viral infection. The inflammation that results from the infection aggravates nerves in the ear that are important in controlling your brain’s sense of balance. Like with all problems, proper diagnosis is critical as the causes of vertigo go beyond these three “most common.” As you have seen, the three most common causes involve obstruction...

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Ticks In Maine – Sydney’s Perspective.

June 25, 2018

Ticks in Maine   I may not be a Mainer, but I am from the northeast, and never in my life have I been so hyper-aware of ticks as I have been in the past few weeks of living here. I live in downtown Portland, too, and I still eye any patch of grass with unease. But for good reason. I feel itchy just typing about them. The countless potential consequences of a tick bite make the risk of being unprotected completely unnecessary. Those buggers made it through the winter, hiding under all those icy snow piles, and they are back with a vengeance. But, the most important thing to realize about ticks – don’t let fear of disease keep you from enjoying the summertime. Be proactive. Be smart about your life outside and enjoy it despite the reality of these bugs being everywhere. That way you can get out and hike and camp without anxiety. You can still have your picnics and play outside with your dog (don’t forget to protect them too!) Don’t let fear keep you from missing out. Find an all natural tick repellent. Wear conscious clothing – lighter colors, longer legs and sleeves. Tuck...

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Welcome Sydney Wolverton, Patient Coordinator.

June 1, 2018

Sydney Wolverton - Patient Coordinator at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture in Portland, Maine. (207) 774-6251

Sydney Wolverton, Patient Coordinator Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Blog takeover time! I’m Sydney and I’m the newbie around these parts… so to kick off my new blog series I’ll give a little background.  I’m from Philly (so don’t speak the word ‘patriots’ around me because I’ll probably offend you) and I recently moved to Portland after spending the past two years living just outside of Seattle, Washington. So essentially I have no idea what anyone in Maine is talking about 98% of the time… i.e. why is ‘Down East’ actually up north? What happens if I DON’T love lobster?   I’m in a lifelong love affair with traveling and there are only three continents left that I haven’t been… so I’d love to swap stories! My Bachelor’s is in English Writing and I’m currently putting together some travel essays that one day will hit the shelves.  My other lifelong love affair is wellness. In a world dominated by Corporate Monsters and an endless disconnect from our natural state, it’s more important than ever to have a determined and intentional approach to living well. Life is fleeting. The things we put into our bodies, on our bodies, and around our bodies...

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