Throat pain or tension in the front of the neck can come from restricted joint motion of the neck, jaw or TMJ issues, and tension to the muscles of the neck and jaw. You may have a sore throat or a sensation in the back of the throat called globus. The important finding is that your doctor is unable to find a reason for your throat pain.
Sinus pressure or pain can indicate a sinus infection OR it may be referred pain coming from the neck. You may have symptoms of sinus pain but when imaging is done the sinuses are clear. Imaging to clear your sinuses, MRI, medical CT, or the much lower radiation cone beam CT can show us your sinuses. If they are clear and you have facial or sinus pressure and pain then it is coming from another source. One that can be treated.
There is science behind mindfulness or meditation. Using Harvard Gazette as his inspiration Dr. Jonathan Brown (Jono) shares what meditation is and how it can improve medical conditions as well as reduce stress and anxiety.
Safety considerations when taking Turmeric Curcumin. This supplement is considered safe in lower doses but there are a few things to be aware of when taking this supplement. Here are some tips and resources to help. There are certain conditions that should use caution with Turmeric Curcumin. A history of kidney stones, gallbladder disease, iron deficiencies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Diabetics should be aware that Curcumin can reduce blood sugars.
A common problem with using our inhalers is that we can use them incorrectly. This can cause the medicine to go into our stomach and reduce how much medicine gets into our lungs. Dr. Dave with Alpenglow Medicine shows us how to use a spacer and the proper technique when using an inhaler.
Swelling and knee pain from chronic inflammation, as well as with knee osteoarthritis, can respond to taking a common supplement…turmeric curcumin. Here are some tips in evaluating and treating knee pain and swelling, as well as the science behind a powerful supplement, curcumin.
What is a shoulder impingement? Pinching and pain in the front of your shoulder, worse with lifting your arm or bringing your arm across your chest. Weakness of your grip and 'drop arm' sensation is common. Shoulder impingement is a symptom, not a diagnosis. How do we treat it?
Can diagnostic ultrasound replace the MRI for assessment of the rotator cuff? Here is a research based article on the comparison of diagnostic ultrasound and MRI. Diagnostic ultrasound for assessing shoulder inflammation, swelling and even tears to the shoulder tendons, including the rotator cuff, is fast and accurate.
This video is about the process in picking the right pillow for you. For side sleeping remember to 'fill the holes' and keep the spine straight with enough support. If you have tried 2 or 3 pillows and your neck pain or headache pain continues then the problem is not your pillow but your neck.
Difficulty with grocery stores or driving? You may have a convergence insufficiency and a lack of smooth pursuit or eye tracking of objects as they move away or towards you. This exercise helps improve your ability to improve your eye coordination.