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Feeling Dizzy? You Could Have a TMJ Disorder

Bet you didn’t know that the inner ear is one of the most complicated systems in the entire body. It’s not only instrumental in detecting sound, but also in your send of balance and spatial orientation. … And when something is off kilter in your inner ear, you better believe you’re gonna feel it. The…

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Solutions to the 5 Most Common Holiday Headaches

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The holidays are upon us. That means our to-do lists are longer, the kids are getting excited, family expectations are growing — and you, no doubt, are on the verge of a stress-induced migraine. Stress is undoubtedly the #1 unwanted guest during this time of the year. This is because stress can lead to teeth…

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Understanding the Various Causes of TMJ Pain

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Severe pain in your jaw, unexplained headaches and earaches all can be attributed to a TMJ jaw pain disorder called Temporomandibular Joint (TMD) disease. But these are symptoms — not causes. While TMD is common, affecting roughly 10 million Americans, the reasons for TMD run the gamut. Causes of TMJ Pain Jaw pain can be…

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Is it Possible That Gatorade Can Really Cure a Migraine?

Have you heard about the Gatorade migraine cure? Grab a bottle when feel a migraine coming on, and it’ll go away. But is this home migraine remedy an old wive’s tale, or does it really work? Mechanisms for the Gatorade Cure The primary reason Gatorade will help get rid of a headache or migraine, because…

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3 Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials for Migraine Sufferers

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We know a Thanksgiving dinner table just wouldn’t be complete without turkey and all the trimmings. But what if you could make that turkey feast with a few extra ingredients that could actually help ward off headaches, migraines, and other types of pain? Here are 3 pain-reducing Thanksgiving foods and spices you’ll want on your…

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Head and Facial Pain Shown to Take an Emotional Toll on Patients

If you don’t suffer from frequent headaches or TMJ pain, it can be hard to understand what sufferers are going through. Head and facial pain may not seem like a major burden, but the truth is these people are seriously suffering. And it makes it worse when people — especially friends, family, and doctors —…

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Caffeine: How Many Servings Can Trigger a Migraine?

Most of us like a good cup of joe in the morning (or throughout the day) — but for people who suffer from migraines, there’s usually a limit on how much of the caffeinated beverage can be consumed. But how much caffeine is too much before a migraine is triggered? Harvard researchers recently set out…

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How Diabetes Can Affect the Health of Your Jaw

There are a 100-million Americans living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to the CDC. Though the condition may seem unrelated to a problem like a TMJ disorder (or TMD), it’s actually closely connected. Here’s how. Diabetes, Inflammation, and TMD Diabetes is an inflammatory disease. If inflammation goes on too long, affecting all areas of the…

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Here’s Why Strong Scents Cause Headaches, Migraines… and More

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Avoid the urge to douse yourself in perfume or cologne — especially if you’re going to be around a group of people.Strong scents aren’t just annoying, they can cause real health problems. Symptoms from Strong Scent Products Out of a survey of 1,098 Australians, one-third of them reported experiencing one or more health issues as…

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Calming the Nervous System for Pain Control

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Traditionally, we know pain to be like an alarm system; a signal to get your attention, to motivate you to seek attention or treatment for whatever is causing it. In this sense, pain is serving a purpose — to keep you safe and alive. But what about chronic pain? According to the American Academy of…

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