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Living a Better Life with Meniere’s Disease

In 1861, a French doctor named Prosper Meniere published an article describing a Meniere's disease that made people experience intense dizziness, loss of balance, and ringing in the ears. Meniere was acclaimed for his work to control the spread of cholera during that period. Later in his career, he became the chief doctor for an [...]

2020-11-23T00:32:43+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Living a Better Life with Meniere’s Disease

Painful Jaw Fix: Ways to Relax the TMJ

The jaw joint, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), does a hell of a job. We owe our ability to chew, yawn, and talk to this joint. Without it, the mandible (lower jaw) and the skull's temporal bone won’t hold together. But just like the rest of our body parts, the TMJ can feel [...]

2020-10-28T22:59:40+00:00October 25th, 2020|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Painful Jaw Fix: Ways to Relax the TMJ

How Your Daily Habits Can Give You Neck Pain

The neck is a very complicated part of your body and has a fantastic combination of mobility, function, and strength. It is also called the cervical spine. Also, it is a flexible link that connects the head to the rest of the body. One of the neck's primary functions is to balance and support the [...]

2020-10-02T02:47:31+00:00September 27th, 2020|Neck Pain|Comments Off on How Your Daily Habits Can Give You Neck Pain

What Lifestyle Changes Can I Make to Manage Migraines?

Migraines can be a common occurrence nowadays. At least 39 million Americans and a billion people around the words deal with migraine headaches. They are notorious for causing pounding and throbbing head pain generally accompanied by the following symptoms: Vertigo or dizziness Nausea and also vomiting Sensitivity to certain smells, sound, and light Pain on [...]

2020-08-23T06:30:05+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on What Lifestyle Changes Can I Make to Manage Migraines?

Why Does My Back Hurt So Much?

If you have been complaining of intense back pain, know for a fact that there are many possible reasons behind it. Back pain is a severe problem worldwide, especially among workers. According to statistics, back pain is the number one cause of disability and absenteeism in the workplace. At least one-half of all working Americans [...]

2020-07-27T10:33:26+00:00July 26th, 2020|Low Back Pain / Sciatica|Comments Off on Why Does My Back Hurt So Much?

Why Are Most Fibromyalgia Sufferers Female?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder that inflicts extreme fatigue, widespread pain, and tenderness throughout the body. It causes problems in both men and women, but women are more vulnerable to this condition than men. The National Institutes of Health discovered that about 90% of diagnosed fibromyalgia cases are in women. Many studies attempt to [...]

2020-06-28T05:44:44+00:00June 28th, 2020|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Why Are Most Fibromyalgia Sufferers Female?

Vertigo in the Elderly: Preventing Seniors from Falling

At least one out of four seniors over the age of 65 suffer from falls annually. Falling is a common cause of injury-related deaths for seniors. Take note that falling and getting broken bones from a fall leads to a significant loss of independence for the elderly.  Dizziness is the common cause of their falling. [...]

2020-05-10T08:07:40+00:00May 10th, 2020|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Vertigo in the Elderly: Preventing Seniors from Falling

TMJ Pain: Why Focusing On the Neck is the Key for Relief

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. The TMJ is a pair of joints positioned on both sides of the face. It is just in front of the ear, which links the mandible with the temporal bone of the skull. TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorders) refers to conditions that may influence the jaw and cause discomfort, pain, [...]

2020-04-26T14:24:51+00:00April 26th, 2020|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on TMJ Pain: Why Focusing On the Neck is the Key for Relief

Chronic Neck Pain Do’s and Don’ts

The things we do every day are often at the root of neck pain. We are going to look at some things that you can start doing right now to reduce the amount of neck pain that you experience. We will also consider several things to stop doing that could be underlying factors in chronic [...]

2020-03-31T22:08:18+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Chronic Neck Pain Do’s and Don’ts

The Real Reason Migraines and Neck Pain Go Hand in Hand Revealed!

If you research migraines and neck pain, you will find that the vast majority of migraineurs get neck pain either before or during the attack phase. At the same time, you will rarely receive a reason why. When you do, you will probably find neck pain listed as a migraine trigger. However, a recent study [...]

2020-02-24T01:12:51+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on The Real Reason Migraines and Neck Pain Go Hand in Hand Revealed!
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