Bruxism is a health condition in which a person grinds or clenches their teeth. The root cause of the disorder is unknown, but it seems to often be connected to heightened stress. This practice involves any type of aggressive interaction between one’s teeth, whether the action forces the teeth against one another or involves the sustained, noiseless practice of clenching.
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TMJ (temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder) is more common than you think. According to William De Vizio, DMD, more than 10 million Americans are afflicted with TMJ. It is experienced most often by women who are in their 20s or 30s, though it can affect anyone.
Today is part 3 of our 3-part strengthening exercise series, and this week is focusing on upper back and neck pain. These fast and easy strengthening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic upper-back and neck pain if done regularly. Always remember to talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program. Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic upper back pain!
We at Pain Stop Clinics are always encouraging our patients to do at-home, specific exercises and stretches that will greatly effect pain treatment programs and promote long-term results. So we have put together a strengthening exercise series for you, and over the next three weeks we’ll be releasing a new video every Thursday. Dr. Mike starts us off today with three exercises for your lower back – these strenghtening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic lower-back pain. Remember to always talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program.
Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic lower back pain!
The pain of a migraine is all too common to Americans. According to Migraine.com, almost 40 million people in the United States experience migraines, with some studies suggesting that migraines are experienced by 13% of American adults. Those most affected by migraines are Caucasians and more than 70% have a family member who also suffers. Additionally, women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines. What can be done to stop migraine pain?
Pain Stop recommends a large variety of at-home measures and every day lifestyle adjustments that can make a big difference in your quality of life and recovery. Here is one of our Pain Stop patients, Kevin Baldock, sharing how having a stand up office has made a big difference in his lower back pain. Sitting for long periods can cause increase in lower back pain symptoms and stress on muscles and joints – combining even part of your day with a standing office could be a great idea for those with a desk job of any kind!
Whether it is a fall, a car accident or a sprain from playing sports, a knee injury can be very painful and lead to ongoing problems, such as chronic pain, difficulty bending, problems weight bearing, locking of the knee and instability. There are five different types of knee injuries and for each there is a specific recommended treatment.
Dr. Mike Seifried demonstrates correct form for fast and simple lower back stretches we encourage our patients to do daily. Making a daily habit of these stretches should increase mobility and decrease stiffness and pain. These stretches should take you less than 5 minutes a day! Remember to always check with your pain physician or chiropractor before starting a new workout or stretch regimen.
What you eat can play a huge role in the amount of headaches you have (headache frequency) and the severity of pain you experience (headache intensity). That is true both with migraines (vascular constriction and dilation) and other types of headaches (vascular constriction). Lifestyle choices and other, often environmental, factors that tend to be a direct cause of individual headache attacks are called triggers. Dietary triggers are extraordinarily common.
If you or someone you love wakes up with neck stiffness or pain, or lower back pain, you may need a new pillow or mattress. But there are so many choices – how do you know which one is the right one for your specific neck or back? Below, Dr. Thomas Morgan of Pain Stop Avondale Clinic discusses what the best pillow choice is for neck pain sufferers and those with Forward Head Posture, and the best type of mattress to buy for lower back pain. If you’re looking for the perfect meaningful gift idea this holiday season, you might consider a new mattress or pillow – or tell Santa it’s on your list!