What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Sciatica pain is a symptom of other issues, not the actual problem. It is an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, often caused by disc issues. Although there are a number of different issues that can cause sciatica. Sciatica is generally felt on just one side of the body and is […]

Back Pain and Weight Loss Myths

Weight loss is perhaps the single most important contributor to long-term back pain relief. We rarely if ever see a patient with chronic low back pain of non-traumatic origin that is not significantly overweight, and we have literally never had a patient who lost a significant amount of weight report that their weight loss did […]

TMJ Exercises Helped TMJ Syndrome More Than TMJ Splints

Few studies have been performed examining the efficacy of occlusal splints — the most common appliance created by dentists to address Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) (aka TMJ Syndrome) — compared to therapeutic focused (temporomandibular joint) TMJ exercises. One study’s (1) results comparing these two interventions were interesting. Patients with anterior displacement of the TMJ disc were […]

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