Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For TMD Work?
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD, also known as TMJ) affect the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. This joint offers a full range of motion for daily activities including chewing or talking. There are multiple causes of TMD, which can include grinding or clenching the teeth, dislocation of the jaw, or even arthritis. […]
How Does Neuromodulation For Head Pain Work?
Headache pain is generally divided into four separate types: migraines, cluster-type headaches, tension-type headaches, and secondary headaches (as a result of another condition or as a side effect of treatment). Each of these can be severe enough to impact daily life, and each of them can benefit from a treatment called neuromodulation for head pain. […]
Raising Awareness During Migraine And Headache Awareness Month
Headaches and migraines are unfortunately common, but invisible to many. Over 42 million people in the U.S. suffer from headaches and migraines. During Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, the National Headache Foundations asks people to share their stories of suffering with head pain to show others that they aren’t alone. Why is Migraine and Headache Awareness […]
Top 5 Benefits Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be used for a wide variety of conditions from sports injuries to help alleviate pain from cancer treatment. Consider these top five benefits of acupuncture. If your doctor at NVCPC thinks you’d be a good candidate for acupuncture, they’ll refer you to a trusted provider. It’s an alternative treatment with very few side […]
Are There Unsafe Supplements?
Food and dietary supplements can have big benefits for health and wellness. Unfortunately, however, there are more than a few unsafe supplements sold today. Why are there unsafe supplements on the market? In the U.S., dietary supplements themselves fall into a regulatory black hole. They’re not drugs, so they can’t be outright banned. They’re also […]
How To Reduce Your Opioid Use
The misuse and abuse of opioid medications have a very real impact on all of our lives. This is true for chronic pain patients, family or friends of those with pain, or members of the community. Prescription opioids claim more than 46 deaths every day from overdoses. Because of these alarming statistics, many groups are coming […]
Opioids Can Exacerbate Mental Health Issues. Here’s How.
When faced with the need to medicate for chronic pain, patients need to feel comfortable asking questions and taking control of their care. Opioids are a common treatment for many pain issues. However, there are some risks with them and it is important to be aware of them. That’s especially true for those that have […]
What Causes Pain After Back Surgery?
Back pain is often caused by simple things–poor posture, excessive sitting, excessive weight, or injuries from sports or repetitive movements. However, there is a category of causes that are a bit more ironic in their nature, but also possibly more dangerous. Back pain may occur after spinal surgery due to movements in the discs or […]
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How To Lift Weights Safely
The benefits of weight lifting have been documented often over the years. However, beginners should exercise caution before lifting their first dumbbell. All of the fads over the years, including shake weights and some home gym systems, can’t replace good old fashioned weight training. Here are 10 tips how to lift weights safely. Wear the right […]