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How Peripheral Vertigo Relates to the Neck

Peripheral vertigo is one of the two main categories of conditions that cause this symptom that involves false sensations of movement. This more common category indicates that the underlying vertigo cause has something to do with the ear. For example, some cases are connected to the crystals in the inner ear becoming dislodged from the [...]

2018-10-15T03:16:46+00:00October 14th, 2018|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on How Peripheral Vertigo Relates to the Neck

8 Common TMD Symptoms and How to Find Natural Relief

Many people use the term TMJ to refer to any sort of jaw pain or TMJ disorder. However, the acronym TMJ simply stands for temporomandibular joint, the technical name for the jaw joint. With that in mind, we will refer to TMJ disorders as TMD, so there is no confusion between the health condition and [...]

2018-07-09T00:14:22+00:00July 8th, 2018|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on 8 Common TMD Symptoms and How to Find Natural Relief

What Is Central Sensitization and How Does It Relate to Fibromyalgia?

If you are suffering from a chronic pain syndrome such as fibromyalgia, then you may have heard or read the term central sensitization. But what does it mean? What role does this condition play in the onset of fibromyalgia? And what causes it? Is it something that is reversible? We will answer these questions in [...]

2018-04-16T12:54:02+00:00April 15th, 2018|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on What Is Central Sensitization and How Does It Relate to Fibromyalgia?

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome? We’re going to take a closer look at this common cause of jaw pain by examining the symptoms as well as some potential TMJ causes. Finally, we will discuss TMJ treatment to relieve common symptoms such as TMJ ear pain. You may find that there is a natural way [...]

2018-01-15T00:45:44+00:00January 14th, 2018|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Fibromyalgia – CNS Origins, Antidepressants, & Famous Patients  

The world of fibromyalgia is a mystery to many of those who do not suffer from this condition. However, since the condition is so common (about 4% of people have fibromyalgia), more information is becoming available on a seemingly daily basis. We’re going to look at 4 modern developments in fibromyalgia news: Where in the [...]

2017-11-29T05:40:23+00:00October 8th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia – CNS Origins, Antidepressants, & Famous Patients  

Symptoms that Commonly Occur with TMJ Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is unique in the body, allowing a person to both open and close the mouth but also to slide the bottom jaw from side to side and forward and back. These functions are vital for everything from speaking to chewing. It is no wonder that TMJ dysfunction can really disrupt a [...]

2017-08-04T08:23:06+00:00August 6th, 2017|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Symptoms that Commonly Occur with TMJ Dysfunction

The Effect of Fibromyalgia on Friendships

Maintaining positive relationships and a good support system is vital for a person with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, relationships are often one of the first things to suffer when a patient is learning to cope with a life-changing ailment. We’re going to look at some things to communicate to your friends so [...]

2017-07-13T11:29:46+00:00June 18th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on The Effect of Fibromyalgia on Friendships

The Link Between TMJ Dysfunction and Sleep Disorders

TMJ dysfunction and sleep disorders are two of the most common medical problems in the US and globally. 44 million Americans suffer from TMJ pain, and over 40 million have some kind of sleep disorder. Many people suffer from both. Here are some reasons why. TMJ Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea TMJ problems may be related [...]

2017-06-11T13:03:42+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Sleeping Disorders, TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on The Link Between TMJ Dysfunction and Sleep Disorders

Things to Avoid Saying to a Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Sufferer

If a person is suffering from a chronic illness such as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, he or she needs your full support. While you may be willing to provide such support, there are certain things that one may say that will make a patient feel otherwise. Here are a few things to avoid if [...]

2017-02-25T05:48:03+00:00February 19th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Things to Avoid Saying to a Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Sufferer

The Link Between TMJ Pain and Whiplash

TMJ dysfunction is a term used to describe a range of conditions that cause pain and other symptoms in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). A study revealed the connection between TMJ pain and whiplash-type injuries. This can help direct patients to the right form of care. What the TMJ Study Revealed 60 patients who had suffered [...]

2017-06-11T13:36:20+00:00December 4th, 2016|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on The Link Between TMJ Pain and Whiplash