Mouth Breathing

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Are you a habitual mouth breather? It’s not unnatural to breathe through the mouth in certain situations, such as when exertion takes place while running or when lifting heavy objects. However, if too much time is spent breathing using only the mouth this can lead to the development of health problems which can be particularly…

Genetics

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Could headaches, jaw pain and other TMJ symptoms be inherited? There has been research that indicates that temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) dysfunction may be passed on from one generation to another. This could mean that if you do develop a problem with your TMJ, you may have inherited a stronger likelihood for the condition from your…

Neck / Shoulder / Back Pain

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Do you feel stuck with shoulder, neck or back pain? In today’s world, diagnosing the cause of symptoms such as shoulder, neck and back pain using well researched diagnostic techniques should mean we are all pain free. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. You may have been to your physician and had extensive state of…

Headaches / Migraines

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Have you been looking in the right place for the source of your headache? Headaches and migraines can become a part of your life – uninvited ones! There is nothing worse than waking up to yet another morning to find the headache or migraine comes back with a vengeance. Your physician may have prescribed painkillers…

TMJ 101

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We all have TMJ Everyone has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If we didn’t, we would not be able to bite, chew, talk or yawn as these functions are only possible due to the presence of your TMJ. It is the joint that lies on both sides of your mouth which acts like a hinge allowing…