A New Approach to Intracranial Pressure I Now Believe in (Treatment, Part 3)

Healing Intracranial Pressure

I’m sure you’ve just shown up after reading Part 2 of my “headache” story, where I discussed my diagnosis of C1/C2 instability, and the intracranial pressure that was being caused by the obstruction of cerebral spinal fluid flow via the atlas misalignment, brain scarring, and degenerative and damaged upper cervical discs causing even more obstruction of CSF through the spinal canal. This is the final post in my short series on what started out as a migraine headache, but ended up being something entirely different. It was never a migraine or tension headache. It was intracranial pressure with a very […]

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An Introvert Morning Routine I Love

Tea is part of my morning routine.

I’m an Introvert (INFJ), and I’m highly sensitive. No surprise, but this adds to the importance of having a strong morning routine, which is not always easy for me. I’ve never really been “a morning person”. My husband is, in fact, a BIG morning person. Neither one of us gets much sleep, but somehow he manages to always wake up, rarin’ to go, with a big smile on his face, and a big cup of coffee in his hand. I don’t get it. I really don’t even start to feel like myself until I’ve had a shower, but I’ve started […]

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A Chronic Pressure Headache May be More than a Migraine (Diagnosis, Part 2)

Diagnosis for Pressure Headache

In Part 1, we ended with a list of symptoms, mainly surrounding a chronic pressure headache. This lead me to getting in contact with a chiropractor in NY, Dr. Rosa, who performs MRI-guided Atlas Orthogonal adjustments and had helped create a form of trauma imaging, that shows the flow of CSF. I spent a few months getting new MRIs (2018) locally, and sent them to New York, while going back and forth on the phone with their office, trying to get all the information I needed in planning the trip. This all occurred over the holidays of 2018-2019, but I […]

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Chronic Head Pressure Might be More than a Migraine Headache (Symptoms, Part 1)

Head pressure headaches masquerading as migraines.

That’s what I repeatedly heard over many years. It’s a tension headache. It’s a migraine. Your migraine has just changed over time. And, it did, eventually, into chronic and intense head pressure with a headache “overlay”, if you will. As I look back, it’s difficult not be infuriated. My headaches started in 2011, after I moved across the country for my husband’s job. I would get sore and tender around the neck and shoulder area, and the pain would move up the back of my head and cause painful headaches. It would last for a few days, then I would […]

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My First Experience with Somatic Water Therapy

Somatic Water Therapy

I have both physical and emotional health issues. Some have been with me for years and others happened after an accident and personal loss in the same week in 2018. A little background Almost two years ago, I slipped and fell in a hotel lobby, on tile floor, and fell to the right, crushing my right elbow, requiring a radial head replacement surgery. I had never had major surgery, and was scared, but even worse, two days before the surgery, I lost my grandmother. It felt like my world was falling apart as I went into surgery, and I was […]

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