What is TMJ and What to do When it Hurts

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Author: Adrianna Aguilar It is estimated that TMJ Disorders affect over 10 million Americans, yet there is still a great deal to learn about TMJ, about its surrounding disorders and about its origins. In recent years, The US Department of Health of Services discovered that “the condition was more common in women than in men.” (1) With so little known … Read More

Improving Your Posture: It May Be a Pain in the Butt, But It Will Help Prevent a Pain in the Neck!

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“Stand up straight.” A phrase we may have heard as we stood in line outside of our elementary classrooms or as we prepared to enter a family gathering with our parents. Yet, our spine itself isn’t actually straight. Perhaps the phrase should be: “Stand up curved.” Mayfield Clinic describes the curves of the spine as forming an S-shape. Viewed from … Read More

21 Reasons Your Back Hurts… And What You Can Do About It

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Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed, and run to work. The start of every morning is a test in multitasking effectively. Yet, the ultimate multitasking is occurring within the structure of your back as you make your way through the start of your day. Your spine is a unique combination of bones, discs, joints and supportive muscles that is continually … Read More

How to Reduce Back and Neck Pain Associated with Office Work

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Ergonomic Center Program

Humans are made to move. Observe small children when a song plays. They allow their hips to swerve as they feel the rhythm.  As adults, the 9am-5pm office job at a desk leaves us without the ability to move- without the ability to let our bodies do what they need. In an article for the Huffington Post from 2017, Steven … Read More

Text Neck: How to Correct the Problem and Ease the Pain

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In our modern day society, if you don’t own a smart phone, you are part of the vast minority. According to a survey by Deloitte, an average person checks their phone 46 times a day. That’s a lot of time spent looking down. You might have begun to experience a tightness in the back of your neck, and probably assumed … Read More

4 Ways Foam Rolling Will Save Your Muscles

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Whether you are an assiduous gym-goer, a once-a-month runner or recovering from an injury, you are going to have sore muscles at some point. You stretch post workout, and do your exercises but sometimes it doesn’t ease the pain. A foam roller is an inexpensive and small miracle worker that helps loosen tight muscles that stretching alone just doesn’t seem … Read More