Live Science Interview – Why do we grind our teeth?

Why do we grind our teeth? Live Science Interview with Dr. Katayoun Omrani   Take a moment to recognize the tension in your body. Are your shoulders hunched? Are your eyes squeezed tight? Are your teeth clenched shut? The latter, teeth clenching, is a medical condition called bruxism. And for some people, it can cause […]

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The Connection Between Migraine and Mental Health

Migraine headaches and mental health issues are closely linked. According to a survey from the National Library of Medicine, people who suffer from migraines are more than two times as likely to report mental health issues compared to those without migraines. Commonly reported mental health issues include anxiety and depression. Here’s what you should know […]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Underrecognized Medical Problem

Sleep apnea is a medical condition when there’s a sudden drop of oxygen level in your blood during sleep and interrupts your breathing. Periods when the breathing stops are called apnea or apneic episodes. There are (3) types of sleep apnea including central, complex, and obstructive. Of the three types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep […]

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What Are Some Effective Treatments for Migraines?

What Are Some Effective Treatments for Migraines? Migraines are considered to be one of the most common forms of headaches and vary in intensity affecting about 35 million Americans. Migraines are more prevalent in women. The pain is often extremely severe and symptoms are more intense and debilitating compared to a normal headache. People who […]

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Is Headache a Common Symptom of COVID-19?

Is Headache a Common Symptom of COVID-19? While a new loss of taste or smell is among some of the most publicized symptoms of COVID-19, headaches are also one of the leading symptoms. Headaches have been an established symptom of the COVID-19 virus and are listed as one of the top symptoms by the Centers […]

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Headache and Temporomandibular Disorders

Headache and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) Headache and tempromandibular disorders (TMDs) are among the most common complaints in the general population. The considerable overlap of symptoms in the patients suffering from headache and TMDs, suggests that tempromandibular structures can cause headache or the headache may refer pain to the masticatory muscles and tempromandibular structures. Nevertheless, TMD […]

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Temporomandibular Disorders TMD Symptoms

Temporomandibular Disorders TMD Symptoms The tempromandibular complex is affected by two distinct disorders, articular and muscular. The articular disorders include disc condyle complex incoordination namely disc displacement with reduction and disc displacement without reduction. This group is often classified as internal derangements. The muscle disorders include myofascial pain, myositis, spasm and contracture, with myofascial pain […]

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Treatment for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Treatment for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) TMDs are usually transient and self-limiting; therefore, there is no need for complicated and irreversible procedures. The main objectives in TMD treatment are pain reduction or elimination and resumption of normal mandibular activity. By addressing the physical disorder and perpetuating factors through a structured and time limited program, these goals […]

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Natural Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Natural Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome   Myofascial pain syndrome or MPS is the medical term for simple muscle pain, which is the pain or inflammation of the body’s soft tissues. There are different causes of muscle pain, which could either be caused by daily physical activities or medical conditions.   WHEN DOES MYOFASCIAL PAIN […]

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