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Pain Relief for Teens with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia in teens is not very common, but it does happen.  At first, some adults or parents think that teens may just be experiencing hormonal problems or perhaps only exhibit the “angst” of youth that everyone gets at that age. With the right diagnosis and knowing more about the symptoms, teens can get the help [...]

2020-11-22T05:08:09+00:00November 15th, 2020|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Pain Relief for Teens with Fibromyalgia

Back Pain Management: Your Self-Help Options

Back pain is not fun at all. It is the reason why 80% of adults deal with discomfort at one point or another. Most of the time, it happens when one of the delicate structures of the back encounters a problem—either the joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, or discs. In between our vertebrae are spinal discs [...]

2020-10-19T05:13:01+00:00October 18th, 2020|Back Pain|Comments Off on Back Pain Management: Your Self-Help Options

Dizziness: How Do You Deal With It?

Nearly everybody has encountered dizziness at least once in their lifetime. Almost 35% of adults over 40 have some illness or condition with dizziness as one of its primary symptoms. Dizziness is the feeling of being unable to maintain your balance. Most people feel as if their surroundings are whirling around them. Also, they would [...]

2020-09-20T05:43:01+00:00September 20th, 2020|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Dizziness: How Do You Deal With It?

What Causes TMJ Dysfunction?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the highly movable hinge that connects your skull to the jawbone. It is also known as the jaw joint. When a person suffers from TMJ dysfunction, it can be very uncomfortable because it affects your ability to communicate and eat. Thus, it can affect your mouth appropriately. Numerous factors [...]

2020-08-16T01:36:50+00:00August 16th, 2020|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on What Causes TMJ Dysfunction?

Neck Popping: The Risks and Other Crucial Details

When your neck feels stiff, like most people, you want immediate relief. You want to ease your discomfort, especially when you experience neck pain. Therefore, it is a common reaction for most people to do something about their stiff neck or neck pain. Most would start to twist or tilt their heads to the side [...]

2020-07-19T03:58:49+00:00July 19th, 2020|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Neck Popping: The Risks and Other Crucial Details

How Do Beta-Blockers Help With Your Migraines?

Migraines are crippling and can cause a high degree of interference with your everyday routines. They are a neurological condition that can cause intense headaches. In addition, it may also cause the following signs and symptoms: Numbness Nausea and vomiting Sensitivity to light and sound Speech problems Migraineurs can choose from several care options available [...]

2020-06-21T09:08:40+00:00June 21st, 2020|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on How Do Beta-Blockers Help With Your Migraines?

What Are The Risk Factors For Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder for many. It causes widespread pain in the body that becomes worse with continued fatigue or excessive strain. More other symptoms can accompany the pain.  These include the following: Migraines or tension headaches Extreme tiredness that does not go away even after an appropriate amount of sleep or rest Difficulty [...]

2020-05-03T12:13:05+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on What Are The Risk Factors For Fibromyalgia?

Get Low Back Pain Relief with These 7 Essential Tips

Low back pain relief should involve addressing issues in the lumbar spine, which consists of the L1 to L5 vertebrae. This area of the spine is an exceptional structure of interconnecting ligaments, bones, nerves, joints, and muscles. Each component gives each other support, flexibility, and strength for the body’s overall performance. The structure and function [...]

2020-04-05T12:48:58+00:00April 5th, 2020|Low Back Pain / Sciatica|Comments Off on Get Low Back Pain Relief with These 7 Essential Tips

Vertigo Causes: Spotlight on Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis

Vertigo can be due to labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis. However, there are clear distinctions between these two kinds of disorders. Let us discuss what they are by digging deeper into them and their causes. At the end of this piece, we will present a natural relief and comfort.  Infections of the Inner Ear Labyrinthitis and [...]

2020-03-31T21:55:37+00:00March 1st, 2020|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Vertigo Causes: Spotlight on Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis

TMJ, Ear Pain, and Hearing Problems – What Is the Connection?

If you are living with TMJ, ear pain, or other issues with your jaw and hearing, you may wonder if the problems are connected. In reality, jaw pain and ear pain often present together. Why? What can you do about it if you have a TMJ condition and are also dealing with things like tinnitus [...]

2020-03-31T21:18:57+00:00February 2nd, 2020|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on TMJ, Ear Pain, and Hearing Problems – What Is the Connection?
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