Headache

Treatment of Dizziness or Vertigo

October 28, 2011

Dizziness or Vertigo due to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is fairly common but can feel debilitating.  It can be difficult to walk, stand or sit without dizziness or sometimes nausea.  It is caused by a piece of crystal in your inner ear coming loose and positioning itself incorrectly.  The good news is that it […]

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Your Computer Is Hurting You

November 29, 2010

The average person that comes in to see me is not an athlete, does not lift heavy objects, and cannot, for the life of them, understand why they are in so much pain. Truth is that you are more likely to suffer from that cushy desk job than from anything else. Simply sitting in front […]

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TMJ Pain

October 26, 2010

What is the TMJ? “TMJ” stands for Temporo Mandibular Joint.  Your TMJ  is basically your jaw joint that joins and hinges the jaw (mandible) onto the skull (temporal plate of the skull). Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder TMJ Dysfunction or TMJ Disorder refers to irritation or improper functioning of the TMJ jaw joint.  Typical […]

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Research: Acupuncture & Headaches

October 7, 2009

Here is a selection of research on the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating headaches. In a 2005 randomized trial, Linde et al studied the effects of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and a control on 302 patients with migraine headaches. The study found the acupuncture and sham acupuncture produced a greater reduction in moderate to severe headaches. […]

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What does it feel like to have a stroke?

July 20, 2009

This is a fascinating firsthand recount of experiencing a stroke by a neuroscientist. It is a part of the TED series of talks.

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When does stress become toxic?

June 20, 2009

We all need a little stress in our lives.  Some stress is necessary to give us the energy we need to deal with immediate problems, meet imminent deadlines, and face dangerous situations.  This “Good stress”, in the right quantities, can be essential for living.  But like everything else, it can be possible to have too […]

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