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Worries of Fibromyalgia Sufferers and How to Turn Them Around

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain processing disorder that causes widespread pain, sleep issues with associated fatigue, cognitive changes, often depression, and anxiety.  Approximately 4 million adults across the United States are affected by this historically poorly understood but common health condition. Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses can be extremely difficult to live with not only [...]

2019-06-24T13:39:53+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Worries of Fibromyalgia Sufferers and How to Turn Them Around

Traditional Vertigo Treatment Versus Natural Forms of Care

    If you are suffering the debilitating effects of recurring or severe vertigo, then you want the best care possible. Does that mean using traditional vertigo treatments, or should you try to find natural remedies? We are going to take a look at both forms of care so that you can make an informed [...]

2019-05-27T03:45:39+00:00May 26th, 2019|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Traditional Vertigo Treatment Versus Natural Forms of Care

Do You Have These Telltale Signs of a TMJ Disorder?

Living with a TMJ disorder can be an uphill battle for many sufferers.  A problem with your jaw can cause symptoms that disrupt activities of daily living, like talking or eating, and can have a profound impact on quality of life.  TMJ is the abbreviation for temporomandibular joint, and your body has two – one [...]

2019-05-03T06:13:49+00:00April 28th, 2019|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Do You Have These Telltale Signs of a TMJ Disorder?

Debunking the Worst Neck Pain Misconceptions

One of the most common types of pain that a person can experience is neck pain. However, a common problem does not mean that we know everything about it or that you can trust everything you read online. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions about neck pain, so you can dispel wrong ideas and [...]

2019-03-26T09:35:59+00:00March 24th, 2019|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Debunking the Worst Neck Pain Misconceptions

3 Natural Ways to Try and Conquer Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, you are probably willing to try just about anything to get rid of them. Doctors usually have an arsenal of prescription medications to recommend. However, these have varying degrees of success from person to person. Even if the medication helps a little, you may find that the side effects outweigh [...]

2019-02-26T03:48:45+00:00February 24th, 2019|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on 3 Natural Ways to Try and Conquer Migraines

Back Pain – The Primary Causes and Solutions

Back pain affects about 80% of people at some point in life. Whether you are dealing with chronic back pain or your pain just started, you are no doubt looking for answers. What has caused your back pain? Is there a natural way to get relief so you don’t feel compelled to reach for NSAIDs [...]

2019-01-28T23:07:54+00:00January 27th, 2019|Back Pain, Scoliosis|Comments Off on Back Pain – The Primary Causes and Solutions

What to Do if Your Child Gets Migraines

Most people realize that migraines are a common problem for adults, but did you know that kids frequently get migraines as well? About 10% of children suffer from migraines, and the number of boys with migraines actually outnumbers girls until puberty sets in. Here are some things that you should know about migraines in children. [...]

2019-02-02T17:17:53+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on What to Do if Your Child Gets Migraines

Important Tips for Living with Vertigo (and Conquering It)

Restrictive diets, medications that are riddled with side effects, and invasive surgeries with dangerous consequences. Are these the vertigo treatments being suggested by your doctor? If you are ready to take back your life and get vertigo under control without all the risks, this article is for you. We’re going to consider some natural ways [...]

2019-02-02T17:54:09+00:00November 25th, 2018|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Important Tips for Living with Vertigo (and Conquering It)

What Is TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)? And the Natural Ways to Find Relief

TMJ dysfunction, commonly abbreviated as TMD, is an extremely common health problem that is characterized by pain in the jaw and a number of accompanying symptoms. Many people simply say TMJ when referring to jaw pain. This is a misnomer because TMJ means temporomandibular joint. In other words, TMJ is the name of the joint [...]

2019-02-02T18:25:10+00:00October 28th, 2018|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on What Is TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)? And the Natural Ways to Find Relief

Why Pain Killers Aren’t the Solution to Neck Pain (and what to do instead)

This isn’t going to be just another blog bashing the overuse of pain medication in America. Sure, painkillers are not the ultimate solution to neck pain. At the same time, an occasional anti-inflammatory can help you get through the day or get a good night’s sleep. Today’s focus is going to be on long-term solutions [...]

2019-02-02T19:17:13+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Why Pain Killers Aren’t the Solution to Neck Pain (and what to do instead)