Dr. Dustin Dingus is an upper cervical chiropractor practicing at West Pasco Chiropractic Clinic in Trinity, Florida. He graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was 9 when he was introduced to chiropractic. Dr. Dingus had a 30-degree curvature in his spine. He was supposed to have a Harrington rod surgery but fortunately found upper cervical chiropractic before it took place. Thanks to a chiropractor, the curvature was corrected in 6 weeks! He was also able to pursue an athletic career in high school. This event shaped his life and passion for the chiropractic profession. He serves the Pasco County community by helping people maintain great health through a balanced and strong nervous system.

Technique/s: Upper Cervical Care

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Jaw Pain: Your Teeth Grinding Might Be The Culprit!

Several reasons can cause jaw pain. Some might stem from dental issues, while others can be due to nerve problems or muscle and joint issues. Approximately 10 million people are suffering from jaw issues in the US alone which can be linked to a locked jaw, pain or tenderness in the jaw, and pain around the ears, neck, and face. Notably, a significant fraction of these cases stems from a damaged or irritated temporomandibular joint (TMJ), causing great pain and discomfort. The kind of pain that is next to impossible to ignore and enough to convince you to look for [...]

By |September 11th, 2022|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Jaw Pain: Your Teeth Grinding Might Be The Culprit!

Sitting and Sciatica: What’s the Connection?

Sciatica is a condition that can rear its ugly head at any time, usually without warning. If you're one of the many people who suffer from sciatica, you know how debilitating it can be, and you constantly pursue effective ways to get rid of sciatica. But even if you've never experienced sciatica firsthand, it's essential to be aware of the risks and symptoms associated with this condition. You might be one of those at a higher risk of developing this condition, so it pays to be informed to protect yourself against this painful disorder. Do you know if you're at [...]

Getting a Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Can Take Five Long Years; Here’s Why

Fibromyalgia in children and adults comes with many challenges. People living with fibromyalgia deal with many uncomfortable symptoms, but it’s not the only thing that makes this health condition challenging to bear. Apart from not having a cure, fibromyalgia is also a complex illness to diagnose.  Things will be so much easier if there is a test kit that can immediately show whether you are suffering from this condition or not. Perhaps a lab test where they extract blood will also make the diagnosis much simpler. Unfortunately, things don’t come that easy when it comes to fibromyalgia. Instead, both doctor [...]

How to Ease Tension in Neck Due to Stress

Have you been suffering from tense or painful neck muscles even when you haven’t really done anything out of the ordinary? If so, then you could be experiencing stress neck pain. In this article, we will talk about this simple yet irrefutably painful condition, especially if ignored for too long.   What is Stress Neck Pain? Stress neck pain is a condition that results from the stress and strain of everyday life. It can affect people of all ages, and in some cases, it can be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as herniated discs. This condition occurs [...]

By |June 12th, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Ease Tension in Neck Due to Stress

6 Food Products That Spell Bad News for Migraineurs

Several patients visit an upper cervical chiropractic practice every day. Notably, most of these individuals follow a strict diet to avoid food products that set off an episode. Are you familiar with the most commonly reported migraine food triggers? If not, we rounded them up in our discussion below. Hopefully, by familiarizing yourself with these food items, you can manage your migraine attacks better.  Before we deep dive into the different migraine food triggers, let us look into how migraine headaches work. This way, you have a better idea of what you can do when you have an episode.   [...]

By |May 8th, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 6 Food Products That Spell Bad News for Migraineurs

Spinning Sensations: 4 Possible Reasons Why You Have Vertigo

Researchers reveal that at least five percent of the American population suffers from vertigo or spinning sensations. If you or someone you love experiences frequent bouts of vertigo, read on and equip yourself with helpful knowledge on how best to manage this symptom. This article will delve into how it affects the body, what conditions can set off an attack, and which vertigo remedies can prevent recurring episodes.   What is Vertigo? Vertigo causes disorienting effects on the mind and body. It fools the brain into sensing false movements even when you stay perfectly still. Notably, it’s not a separate [...]

Botox Injections for TMJ Pain Relief: Do They Work?

Just recently, a BuzzFeed article featured the story of a patient with TMJ pain who tried getting botox injections to deal with the pain. Hannah, the patient, narrated her life-changing experience to spread awareness on TMJ disorders and the potential of botox injections in providing TMJ pain relief. But, how exactly can botox injections help? What can patients expect from the procedure? And more importantly, what other alternatives do patients have, especially if they aren’t keen on receiving botox injections?   What’s TMJD and How Can it Affect You?  TMJ pain is one of the USA's worst and most crippling [...]

By |March 13th, 2022|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Botox Injections for TMJ Pain Relief: Do They Work?

Best Exercises for Sciatica (and Sciatica Exercises to Avoid)

Many patients believe that it’s impossible to maintain an active lifestyle after getting a sciatica diagnosis. However, in truth, you can still enjoy a couple of physical activities. Read through the discussion below to learn about the best exercises for sciatica as well as the sciatica exercises to avoid. Hopefully, by knowing about these things, you can avoid aggravating your symptoms and improve how you navigate through the daily challenges brought by sciatica.     Get Diagnosed Before Anything Else Some doctors and researchers argue that sciatica isn’t a particular condition but a symptom of another health problem. That’s why sometimes [...]

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