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Do you get headaches?

I hope this blog will be helpful in diagnosing different headaches and learning about how we can help them! Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that are caused by issues of the cervical spine, which is the anatomical name for the neck. Even…
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TMJ, Headaches and Neck Pain

Neck and Jaw Tension Symptoms Neck and jaw tension symptoms or discomfort may contribute to pain in your head, ears, teeth, face, and upper back. The intensity of your neck and jaw tension symptoms can vary greatly. It is often described as…
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Understanding why we get Back Pain

Figures suggest that around 80% of people experience back pain at some time in their lives. Back and neck pain can be very debilitating so how a physiotherapist manages back pain treatment is essential to secure a positive result. Back pain…
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Are Headaches a Pain in the Neck?

Headaches are a problem that affects at least 90% of us during our lifetime. There are multiple types of headaches that vary in symptoms and severity, with some of the more common types including tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic headaches.…
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Back Pain: Educated exercise is best (JAMA).

A review of medical literature suggests that exercise, alone or in combination with education, may reduce the risk of low back pain, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Daniel Steffens, Ph.D., of the University…
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How do we prevent workplace repetitive strain injury? MOVE

How do we prevent workplace repetitive strain injury? MOVE Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. That`s because this kinesiology researcher who teaches at McGill University is interested in finding…
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Massage Therapy: Research shows unexpected benefits

Massage therapy can lower blood pressure, help prevent colds, enhance skin tone and more, according to an expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Licensed Massage Therapist Arnold Kelly, who provides massage therapy at the Outpatient…
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Got a headache? Try Massage Therapy, release trigger points

Researchers at the University of Granada -- in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos -- have shown that the psychological and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within…
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IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/ Dry Needling

IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry needling Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide…
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Neck Pain: More women suffer than men. Why?

More women than men suffer from neck pain. Why? Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine's Pain Management Center. The…