15 11, 2012

Jaw Joint Pain (TMJ Syndrome)

By |2020-04-28T13:04:49-04:00November 15th, 2012|Chiropractic|Comments Off on Jaw Joint Pain (TMJ Syndrome)

Let's start by briefly going over what TMJ disorder is: TMJ disorder (also called TMJ syndrome) is a blanket term for acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (which is what connects your jaw to your skull). The most common causes range from bruxism (teeth grinding), trauma, excessive nail biting, degenerative joint diseases and a host of others. Essentially, TMJ disorder is quite common. The biggest symptoms are discomfort and sometimes pain in your jaw, difficulty in chewing, earache, headache [...]

6 11, 2012

Headaches: Migraine, Cluster and Tension and 126 more!

By |2020-04-09T11:34:38-04:00November 6th, 2012|Chiropractic, Headache|Comments Off on Headaches: Migraine, Cluster and Tension and 126 more!

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. The International Headache Society has classified 129 different types of headache. The most common of these relate to the muscles of the neck (muscle tension), blood vessels (migraine) and joints (from the neck, called "cervicogenic"). What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit [...]