TMJ Pain? Looking at the Neck for Answers and Relief

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint – a pair of joints located on either side of your face just in front of the ear that connects the mandible to the temporal bone of the skull.  The term TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to the variety of conditions that can affect the jaw and cause pain, discomfort, and loss of [...]

One Solution for the Ten Most Common Sources of Back Pain

Back pain is probably one of the most ubiquitous health conditions across the globe.  It is among the most common reasons for missed work days, visits to the doctor or E.R., and a leading cause of disability.  Surely there are some very serious causes of back pain, such as heart attack or spinal fracture, but the majority of back pain [...]

Migraines: Warning Signs and Where to Find Reliable Help

Most people have had a headache at one time or another in their lives. However, have you ever suffered from migraines? No, they are not just really bad headaches. Rather, a severe pounding and throbbing headache is just one symptom. Migraines are debilitating and cause you to have to lie down in a cool, dark room until they finally go [...]

TMD: What Is It and Is Surgery a Good Option?

TMD is not one disorder but rather a group of conditions that are often quite painful. They impact the temporomandibular joint or TMJ joint (the main joint of the jaw) and the muscles that help with chewing and talking. TMD is seen to be more prevalent in women than in men. TMD is a little-understood condition, leaving researchers and those [...]

Back Pain: Does It Matter Which Position You Sleep In?

As many as 31 million Americans deal with back pain at any given time. Here are some facts you may find interesting about back pain: One half of all working Americans say they have back pain symptoms every year. Back pain is at the top of the list for missed days of work. It is the second most common reason [...]