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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Had a baby? Get pelvic floor physical therapy. Every mom, new or experienced, should see a pelvic floor therapist — soon after having a baby preferably, but anytime is better than never. Consider it an essential part of your self-care routine. After all, you spent nine months growing a human being inside you, stretching your […]

2 major symptoms of BPPV

BPPV symptoms are recurrent, brief attacks of vertigo. It is usually described as the room spinning for a short period of time. BPPV is short for Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is the most common vestibular type of vertigo. Above all, BPPV is provoked by changes in head position. The gold standard for the diagnosis […]

Does vertigo go away on its own?

Vertigo

With In some cases, vertigo can come and go on its own! Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, better known as BPPV, is a common vestibular disorder. Patients who have BPPV have recurrent episodes of vertigo lasting a minute or less produced by changes in the head position relative to gravity. 90% of patients with BPPV have […]

Do crystal treatments help vertigo?

BPPV treatment

Crystal treatments to help vertigo is a common phrase we hear! There are many “crystal” treatments to help vertigo.  The good news: Crystal treatments do and can help vertigo. However, you should have the correct treatment. When most people speak of crystals in their ear, they are most likely speaking about the diagnosis of BPPV.When […]

TMJ pain? These are bad habits that could cause it.

. There are many bad habits that can lead to TMJ pain!  But first, what is TMJ pain? TMJ pain is considered a temporomandibular disorder, which is a broad term referring to all neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions of the masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the adjacent structures. Common symptoms include chronic myofascial pain, facial […]

Diastasis Recti screening in Wake Forest, NC

Having trouble finding your abs after having a baby? Wondering if you might have diastasis recti, or abdominal separation? Our women’s health specialist, Dr. Danielle Vaughan, shares the dangers of falling prey to the advice of Dr. Google when it comes to postpartum health and exercise. You’ll read — “Don’t do this! Don’t do that!” […]

Will treatment to my jaw help tinnitus?

Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a common symptom that can have many different etiologies.Tinnitus is called somatosensory (or somatic) tinnitus if it is influenced by the neck (cervical) or jaw (TMJ).  In fact, 12–43% of patients with subjective tinnitus fall under one or both of these categories! A few diagnostic factors that your […]

What can I do to prevent BPPV?

BPPV treatment

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vertigo disease.  It can be easily diagnosed with a bedside detailed history taking and clinical examination by a physical therapist.  Subsequently, the treatment involves proceeding with the results of a clinical examination and performing the correct canalith repositioning manuever(s).  Therefore, in majority of cases, patients […]