Category: Painful Conditions

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is defined by an aching in the chewing muscles of the jaw. It is often associated with limitations in the ability to move the jaw as well as with clicking or popping sounds in the jaw. The pain generally occurs around the temporomandibular joint in the jaw, the sides of the… Read more »


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder affecting the middle nerve of the wrist. This nerve is important because it helps operate our hand and supplies sensation to the skin of the hand. This nerve can get pinched where it passes over the bones of the wrist and underneath a strong ligament through an area called… Read more »


Constipation

Constipation is defined as: Difficulty passing stool Incomplete passing of stool Infrequent passing of stool Causes of constipation may include: Chronic use of medications Chronic use of enemas Diagnostic procedures Emotional stature Neuromuscular impairment Gastrointestinal lesions Immobility Inactivity Lack of privacy for personal habits Less than adequate intake of bulk Medication side effects Musculoskeletal impairment… Read more »


Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is defined as the narrowing of the spinal column around the spinal cord or nerve roots. The spinal column is composed of a number of structures. The most delicate of these is the nerves that make up the spinal cord and branch out into nerve roots. These nerves are protected by a combination… Read more »


Herniated Disk

The spinal column is composed of a series of 24 bones called vertebrae that are separated from each other by a disk. These disks help absorb the shock from every day wear and tear. The disks are about the size of four silver dollars stacked on one another. Their consistency is like a jelly donut… Read more »