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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|

Atlas Misalignments – An Overlooked Cause of TMJ Dysfunction

It isn't uncommon to hear of people complaining about their TMJ, or temporomandibular joint.  Your jaw is a big hinge, and the TMJ connects the bottom portion of the jaw with the temporal bones of the skull on each side.  We rely on our jaw for chewing, talking, and yawning.  For a jaw that isn't [...]

2017-01-01T17:55:07+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

Solving the Mystery of Fibromyalgia in Edwardsville, IL

Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, sleeping troubles, and several other symptoms.  Fibromyalgia can be a difficult condition to treat, and many healthcare providers still struggle to understand the nature of the problem.  Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is not fully understood, fibromyalgia has been linked to: Recent illness [...]

2016-12-16T00:02:30+00:00 December 4th, 2016|