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Sore throat caused by my shoulder?

Posted on February 3, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Yep you read that right. Can you have a sore throat that is caused by your SHOULDER? Well, we arent talking a sore throat in the classical sense but a muscle that runs from your neck to your shoulder. Yep there is one! This muscle can have referral to the anteror throat, when the restriction/trigger point is at the insertion of the shoulder. Yep that muscle is called OMOHYOID. Heres a picture below: 




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Predictors of TMJ and Facial Pain

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Have you ever wanted a quick way to see if you may be at risk or more likley to develop TMJ pain and or facial pain? 


There is a simple way to check you own facial lines. All you need is a mirror!


Take a lookat your self in a relaxed position in a mirror. Where do your eyes sit? Do they sit level with one another? Or is one slight lower or higher than the other? Where do the corners of your eyes sit? Upward or downward.



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TMJ and Daily Life

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 3:50 AM

Don’t let TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction hijack your life. When it comes to managing chronic pain, small steps can make a big difference.


Sometimes Less is More

 

If you’ve had temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for any length of time, you are probably willing to try almost anything that promises a better quality of life. Keep in mind that an episode of worsening TMJ pain is often caused by inflammation around the joint itself. Somet...

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March 2018 Newsletter

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 10:20 AM

What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, and other soft tissue conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.

 

What is Ultrasound Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System?

Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sou...

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Feb 2018 Newsletter

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 1:50 PM

What is Central Sensitization?

Central sensitization syndrome (CSS) is a condition of the nervous system that is associated with the development and maintenance of chronic pain. When central sensitization occurs, the nervous system goes through a process called wind-up and gets regulated in a persistent state of high reactivity. This persistent, or regulated, state of reactivity lowers the threshold for what causes pain and subsequently comes to maintain pain even after the initial inju...

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CoQ10 and Migraines

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 9:10 AM

An article appearing on January 3, 2018 in Nutritional Neuroscience describes a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that resulted in a reduction in migraine duration, frequency and severity, as well as a lower levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (a marker of inflammation) among participants who received daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)


The trial included 45 women aged 18 to 50 years diagnosed with episodic ...

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Reciprocating Gifts.

Posted on September 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Great Tumblers a patient made us. We are so fortunate to work with such a great group of people!

TMJ the hard case!

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

 

 

Introduction

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jaw to your skull. There are two matching joints, one on each side of your head, just in front of your ears. They let your jaw move up and down and from side to side.

The abbreviation "TMJ" refers to the joint but is often used to refer to any problems with the joints. Such problems include:

Popping sounds in your jaw

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Headache Behind the Ear? Don't forget the SCM!

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 7:40 AM

What does a headache behind the ear mean? Signs, causes, and treatments


There are several causes of headaches behind the ear. With proper medical treatment, these headaches can be relieved.

A headache behind the ear refers to any pain that originates from that specific area of the head. Though headaches themselves are very common, headaches that occur exclusively behind the ear are fairly unusual.

 

This type of headache pain can have several cau...

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Do not reuse needles!!!!!!

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Here is a microspcopic view of a filament needle at various stages of "use". Many people "re-use" their needles to save money. Needles are Cheap (relatively speaking)...people aren't. Get a NEW NEEDLE. 





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