Dry Needling for Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can be difficult to differentiate between actual visceral organ versus muscular (myofascial) etiology. There are some clinical tests that can assist in a clinician ruling in more of a myofascial condition, but depending on the history and presenting symptoms, we do recommend consulting with your physician for a thorough abdominal examination. With that […]

Can Dry Needling Help Peripheral Neuropathy

Common associated symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness, tingling, burning, or even total loss of sensory function. These sensory changes can lead to limitations within activities of daily living, balance, gait mechanics, as well as overall quality of life. If peripheral neuropathy is not from Diabetes Mellitus, then the solutions to treatment are less concise […]

Does your child have headaches? It could be due to the neck muscles.

There is evidence (O’Leary et al 2003) that people with persistent headache and neck pain have Altered coordination between deep and superficial muscles Greater neck muscle fatigue under sustained low loads Deficits in kinaesthetic sense of the cervical spine and head (a deficit of neck proprioception) Watch the video below so you understand what muscles […]

Can neck posture affect how your jaw works? Implication for TMJ Pain.

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) are musculoskeletal disorders affecting the jaw joint and chewing muscles. Common symptoms are pain in the orofacial region, restricted jaw movement and sounds originating in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The restrictions in the range of how much someone can open/close their mouth are due to mandibular range of motion deficits. Restrictions […]

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Dry Needling for TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), also known to most as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain, is defined as : ‘aching in the muscles of mastication, sometimes with occasional brief severe pain on chewing, often associated with restricted jaw movement and clicking or popping sounds Many treatment methods can be used to: relieve pain gain sufficient muscle power provide […]

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Not getting relief in your TMJ treatment? This may be why.

The treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain under the umbrella term of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a challenging and difficult symptom to treat. It belongs to the group of chronic facial disorders and affect about 10–15% of the total population with women suffering twice as much as men do. Sorry ladies! There are many reasons […]

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Women had 3 fold greater association with Migraines if they had this positive test

Migraine is a primary headache disorder and is considered the second most important cause of disability in the world. It can be challenging to treat as there are many options available, including medication, dietary changes, ear piercing, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and vestibular rehabilitation. The presence of neck pain is an important factor related to […]

Vestibular Therapy for Peripheral Vertigo

Vertigo is the illusionary sensation of movement, such as a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Vestibular Therapy in Wake Forest, NC at PhysioFit of North Carolina Generally speaking, there are two main forms of vertigo. Central vertigo refers to the vertigo caused by a disease originating from the central nervous system. This is […]

Physical Therapy Treatment for BPPV JUNE 24, 2019

Among the peripheral vestibular disorders, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common. The diagnosis of BPPV is clinical and is done mainly through thorough medical history taking and specific maneuvers that determine what type and canal BPPV is present. Physical therapy is an effective, reliable and non-invasive therapeutic approach, which leads to consider […]

This is why improving the neck muscles will help you with neck pain.

Have you been told you have a flat neck?! Have you been told you have reversed lordosis of your neck?! Left picture: Normal Cervical Lordosis Middle picture: Loss of Cervical Lordosis Right picture: Cervical Kyphosis Picture courtesy from: Alpayci et al 2016 Mild-to-moderate weakness of cervical muscles may lead to an alteration of head–neck posture […]

What are symptoms of TMJ pain and dysfunction?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a synovial joint containing an articular disk and allowing for hinge and sliding movements. Such complicated movements are necessary for chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Generally speaking, most people who say they have TMJ have regarded the condition as only having localized orofacial pain and dysfunction. However, we want to educate […]

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Ask your dentist this question

Many questions may arise that you want to ask your dentist during your scheduled appointment. Other than actual tooth (dental) questions, this 1 concern that is typically inquired about in a dental office: What can I do for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain? TMJ pain (known better now as Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD) are thought […]

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Do you have hearing loss? You may benefit from our balance classes.

Balance is a complex process that involves multiple sensory integrations. The auditory, visual, and vestibular systems are the main contributors. Hearing loss or hearing impairment may induce inappropriate postural strategies that could affect balance and therefore increase the risk of falling. All the sensory systems, including hearing acuity, reduce their capacity throughout aging and such […]

What else can you do besides mouth guard to help TMJ pain?

Mouth guards, also known as occlusal appliances or splints are a part of the treatment of temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ). This subset of treatment is known as occlusion related therapies and is commonly used as a basic dental treatment to help with TMJ pain amongst other things. Occlusal appliances are commonly used in the treatment […]

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How does Physical Therapy help TMJ pain?

What is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain? Even though most people think temporomandibular joint (TMJ) alone is what causes jaw pain and dysfunction, this term is actually under a group of pathologies affecting the masticatory muscles, the joint itself and related structures. These compromise a more global term called temporomandibular disorders (TMD). TMD is the most […]

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This type of vertigo mainly affects women and the elderly

Among the peripheral vestibular disorders, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by episodes of vertigo roundabout when the head is moved. BPPV is more common in women and seniors over 60 years old. Sorry ladies! Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can happen through two different mechanisms: Canalithiasis […]

If you have this going on, it could be reason for your TMJ pain

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain, under the umbrella conditions of Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is defined as ‘‘aching in the muscles of mastication, sometimes with occasional brief severe pain on chewing, often associated with restricted jaw movement and clicking or popping sounds.’’ Mandibular depression (mouth opening) with forward posture. There is a strong association between neck pain, […]

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