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Do Fibromyalgia Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect anyone, but by a large margin predominantly impacts women.  As many as 90% of diagnosed fibromyalgia cases are women. Because men and women are genetically different, they may experience the disorder quite differently.  Fibromyalgia symptoms in males overall seem to be fewer and milder, though they can certainly [...]

2018-06-11T09:52:00+00:00 June 10th, 2018|

Rid Yourself of TMJ Pain Naturally

When you hear the phrase "TMJ", you might think about painful popping, clicking or locking of the jaw.  TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint, or the two jaw joints located on both sides of the face just in front of the ears.  The term TMJ is commonly used to describe a group of conditions [...]

2018-03-21T04:45:09+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

The Devastating Effects of Fibromyalgia and How to Cope

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that is known for causing widespread pain throughout the body. It also can be accompanied by problems with sleep, extreme exhaustion, emotional problems, and mental distress. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by impacting the way your brain processes pain. The term used for this is abnormal pain perception [...]

2017-12-12T13:28:02+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

An Overlooked Cause of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD)

The term TMJ refers to the jaw joints on either side of your face.  TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint since it connects the temporal bone of the skull with the mandible, or lower part of your jaw.  Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, is the umbrella term for the many problems that can arise [...]

2017-09-10T15:59:35+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Fibromyalgia Facts for Edwardsville Residents

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is increasing in its prevalence.  This could be because it is being more readily recognized than in years past, which is leading to the proper diagnosis for many people suffering with fibromyalgia.   Approximately 4 million adults across the United States are affected.  While it is readily known that fibromyalgia [...]

2017-07-22T13:20:06+00:00 August 6th, 2017|

Jaw Problems and Neck Problems Can Be Connected

Jaw problems can not only be uncomfortable, but they can also prevent us from chewing and speaking normally.  The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a complex joint that allows us to open and close our mouth.  The joint connects the mandible, the lower jaw, with the skull.  Not only does the joint act as a [...]

2017-07-02T17:16:29+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Learning About Fibromyalgia from Upper Cervical Care Edwardsville

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) can feel overwhelming. Even suspecting that one may be suffering from it can be enough to cause panic. However, there are many conditions with similar symptoms. Because of this, diagnosis can take some time as other syndromes are ruled out. What are some conditions that may be mistaken for fibromyalgia? [...]

2017-06-04T23:25:33+00:00 June 4th, 2017|

TMJ Dysfunction: Choose a Pain-Free Natural Alternative

When it comes to the pain of TMJ dysfunction, some people are willing to go really far to find relief. Whether it be pain pills or surgeries that don’t have the best success rate, modern medicine often fails to meet the expectations of patients. For this reason, more and more people are taking a natural [...]

2017-04-24T21:15:55+00:00 April 16th, 2017|

Bad Habits That Contribute to TMJ Pain

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, acts like a hinge that connects the jaw bone to the skull.  Dysfunction in the joint on either side of the face can be caused by an issue within the joint itself, or with the muscles that create movement of the joint.  Problems with the jaw joint can take on [...]

2017-03-06T23:10:25+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

A Natural Way to Cope with Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue affects the entire body and has symptoms such as: Muscle weakness Widespread pain Fogginess Sleep problems Problems with memory The main complaint of those with chronic fatigue is major fatigue that is not relieved by any amount of rest or sleep. It interferes with a person’s life in a number of ways. Daily [...]

2017-02-14T03:48:41+00:00 February 5th, 2017|