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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!

Getting to Root of Sciatica Pain to Find Natural Relief

Sciatica is a common pain condition. It occurs when there is an irritation of the largest nerve in the body – the sciatic nerve. Because this nerve covers such a wide area, the underlying cause of the irritation can vary. Symptoms can also differ from person to person, depending on the degree of compression and [...]

2020-03-31T20:24:22+00:00January 26th, 2020|Back Pain|Comments Off on Getting to Root of Sciatica Pain to Find Natural Relief

Addressing the Top Concerns of People Living with Fibromyalgia

When a person receives a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, there can be many uncertainties regarding the future. We are going to take a closer look at some of the top concerns faced by those who are living with fibromyalgia. Hopefully, our article will help you to logically and emotionally handle some of these concerns in a [...]

2020-03-27T14:11:19+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Addressing the Top Concerns of People Living with Fibromyalgia

Vertigo 101: Your Beginner’s Guide to this Common Symptom

Don’t let the fact that vertigo is extremely common fool you. You are certainly not alone if you need more information about this symptom. Whether you are personally experiencing recurring bouts of vertigo or want to learn more about something a loved one is going through, this is the article for you. We’ll help you [...]

2020-03-27T12:52:17+00:00November 24th, 2019|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Vertigo 101: Your Beginner’s Guide to this Common Symptom

Approaches to Care for TMJ Pain

TMJ pain is one of the most common complaints that a patient can suffer from. However, pain in the jaw is rarely the only symptom of a TMJ condition. You may also be dealing with neck pain, ear pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, and even difficulty sleeping. What are some of the approaches to care [...]

2019-10-28T04:20:08+00:00October 27th, 2019|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Approaches to Care for TMJ Pain

Top Causes of Neck Pain You Should Be Able to Avoid

Head or neck trauma can be the cause of chronic neck pain. This is usually related to unavoidable car accidents or other types of injuries. However, there are many other cases of chronic neck pain that develop gradually because of our habits. We are going to look at the top causes of neck pain that [...]

2020-03-25T07:50:11+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Top Causes of Neck Pain You Should Be Able to Avoid

Himalayan Salt: Can it Really Halt a Migraine Attack?

A migraine episode is a debilitating combination of a severe headache and other neurologically related symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, numbness or tingling in the face or extremities, and extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and smell.  Migraines are no small problem either – an estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from this prevalent [...]

2020-03-25T05:35:33+00:00August 25th, 2019|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Himalayan Salt: Can it Really Halt a Migraine Attack?