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Signs You Need Treatment For a TMJ Disorder Immediately

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Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a big role in your head and around your mouth. The joint serves as a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can…

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Debunking the Most Popular Migraine Myths

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Migraine is one of the most common medical conditions in the U.S., affecting nearly 20% of the population. Unfortunately, migraine is also a condition that is the most misdiagnosed. While some incredible advances have been made to bring relief to migraine sufferers, the condition still remains a mystery to many people. This is due in…

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Migraines Linked to High Blood Sugar

Sugar. It’s the root of all evil in the U.S. It causes weight gain, metabolic syndromes, liver damage, high cholesterol and heart disease — and it may also be behind headaches and migraines. Sugar consumption causes rapid blood sugar fluctuations including headaches that can be the result of high blood sugar. Conversely, excessively low blood…

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FAQ: Can Yoga Ease My TMJ Pain?

We know that yoga has numerous health benefits, including stress release, pain reduction, and improved flexibility. Some say it can even help to relieve pain associated with temporomadibular joint disorders (TMD). But is this really the case? Unfortunately, there isn’t much evidence yet to suggest that yoga for TMJ pain relief is particularly helpful —…

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Can Sleep Apnea Worsen During the Winter Months?

Sleep apnea is a common, yet serious sleep disorder that often goes undiagnosed. It is characterized by pauses in breathing while you sleep. This can happen repeatedly throughout the night, but many people are not fully aware they have it. The condition can affect anyone, even children. If you are male, overweight and/or over the age…

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Can a Fitbit Show That You Have Sleep Apnea?

Fitbit rolled out something new and exciting this month: A blood oxygen detection feature. In general, blood oxygen levels can be used to detect sleep conditions, like sleep apnea, and offer a good analysis of what’s going on with your body while you sleep. However, Fitbit’s Estimated Oxygen Variation tool needs a little more explanation.…

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5 Ways to Set and Keep Migraine Management Goals

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Having a set of goals for migraine management is one of the most critical components of an effective pain management plan. Goals should be flexible and will change over time as your migraine symptoms subside. I suggest the migraine goal-setting process should begin with taking a good hard look at where your migraines and treatment…

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Study: 1 in 3 Patients with Whiplash Trauma May Experience TMJ Pain

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People exposed to whiplash trauma are at risk of developing TMJ symptoms, according to research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association. Swedish Study Identifies Link Researchers in Sweden analyzed short- and long-term temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ache and dysfunction in 60 patients in hospital emergency rooms directly after they were involved in a rear-end…

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Om! Study Shows Mediation May Reduce Migraine Severity

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You may have heard about meditation for positive energy, or meditation for sleep. Now, scientists say meditation may also help migraine sufferers. Migraine headaches affect about approximately 15% of the population — and, for years, notable advances have been made to address pain without narcotics in this population. The newest advance comes in the form…

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