Temporomandibular Joint Headaches (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint. It only opens and closes, like a door hinge. The joint is the connecting point of the lower jaw to the skull. A faulty jaw will cause mechanical jaw pain that can include headaches. Altered mechanics of the joint can cause…. Continue reading

Balance and Aging

As we age, our balance and equilibrium gradually get worse. This can result in seniors prone to losing their balance and falling. Vertigo (dizziness) is the feeling you get when you have the sensation as if you or the room are spinning. It has been reported that in the United States nearly one-third of seniors after the age of 65 have falls linked to balance problems and at age 75 and beyond nearly half of this group will suffer a fall secondary to balance problems. There is no preference…. Continue reading

The Rebound Headache

The rebound headache or medication overuse headache is a recent addition to the headache classification family. A paper was written in 1984 that outlined this phenomena. This complaint is seen in doctors' offices with increasing frequency. The rebound headache is a common result of prolonged use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medication. These OTC medications can not only..... Continue reading

Tension Headaches

There are many types of headaches. One of the most common headaches present in society today is the tension headache. It's reported to affect over 70% of the population. The headache has been described as feeling like a........ Continue reading

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