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Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

You might think that, because you routinely crack your knuckles and there's nothing wrong with it, you don't have to worry about popping in other joints, such as your jaw joint. First of all, there are potential problems with cracking your knuckles (such as risk of acute injury, decreased hand strength, and swollen joints). And [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

Understanding Migraine as Protective Mechanism Could Transform Treatment

It’s probably the last thing you want to hear when you’re fighting through the pain and nausea of your migraine: it’s good for you. But that’s exactly what one researcher is proposing, that migraines might actually be a protective mechanism for the brain, and that utilizing the techniques of migraines--although hopefully without the pain--could revolutionize [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Migraine, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Migraine as Protective Mechanism Could Transform Treatment

Athletes, Collectors Put Money Where Mouthguard Is

NBA All-Star Stephen Curry has become something of an inadvertent ambassador for mouthguards, which help protect pro and amateur athletes alike from injuries to the jaw and mouth. Curry draws significant attention on the court, and his mouthguards are similarly high-profile; Curry is known for chewing his mouthguards during game breaks and [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Athletes, Collectors Put Money Where Mouthguard Is

Joint Effort: Research Examines TMJ, Arthritis Connection

Arthritis is sometimes a factor in the jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a common condition that can also lead to migraine-like headaches, soreness in the neck and shoulders, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Current and forthcoming research aims to provide a better understanding of the relationship between certain types of [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Jaw Pain, TMJ, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Joint Effort: Research Examines TMJ, Arthritis Connection

Sleep Apnea, CPAP Study a Wake-Up Call

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has long been the most widely prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a life-threatening disorder that causes sufferers to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. OSA is thought to affect more than 25 million Americans, and it is accompanied by an increased risk for heart disease, heart [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea, CPAP Study a Wake-Up Call
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