Head Injuries

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At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 

 

Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.

 

We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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Tension Headaches

TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Tension Headaches

Resolving Tension Headaches

Approximately 90 percent of headaches originate as tension headaches. Medical experts continue to debate over the causes of tension headaches. In my opinion, 90% of tension headaches are either caused by mechanical factors or are perpetuated by them. In other words, most ongoing, chronic, tension headaches can be attributed to specific physical restrictions. These are restrictions in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues which cause nerve impingement syndromes, vascular changes, and the output of biochemical substances that affect pain centers.

 

TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The TMJ joint is often considered one of the most complex joints in the body. The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) lies just in front of the ears, where the lower jaw hinges. To find the TMJ joint place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth. The temporomandibular joint is quite unique from other joints in your body; the TMJ joint is a complex joint that works like a hinge yet it also can perform sliding motions.

 

If this joint and its accompanying soft-tissues are restricted or unbalanced, it can cause conditions such as headaches, earaches, facial pain, vision problems, eye pain, teeth problems, balance issues, tinnitus, throat and neck pain, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms. Most of the complaints that arise from TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) arise from the muscles that surround the temporomandibular joint and the joint itself.

 

In less severe cases of TMD the only symptom may be a clicking or popping sound. These symptoms are usually caused by overuse of the muscles of mastication. These muscles are the masseter, temporalis, medial pterygoid, and the lateral pterygoid muscles. Habits such as chewing gum, clenching or grinding teeth, or biting nails can lead to these problems. The problem is that what starts out as a minor annoyance can become a major dysfunction.

 

Over a period of time repetitive motion creates tension in muscles, friction, and micro tears in the muscle tissue that surround the jaw. These micro tears create inflammation and the formation of scar tissue (adhesions). This weakens the surrounding musculature, creates muscle imbalances, and effects neuromuscular and vascular function.

 

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