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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Migraines can be caused by having a short leg. According to a study by the US Army, approximately one out of ten people have an actual leg length difference. Additionally, about one out of one hundred people have pelvic bones which are smaller on one side than the other side. According to myofascial (muscle and […]

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Neck pain can be caused by all of the muscles in your neck.  When they “push” or “pull”  on your spine the muscles can cause pressure on the nerves in your neck.  But wait!  There’s more! Your neck is also attached to the rest of your body. That means that muscles as far away as […]

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Massage therapy can be an excellent way to get rid of physical aches and pains.  It’s likely that 90% of our pain and dysfunction is caused by muscles, according to at least one researcher, so it makes sense to help your muscles with massage. If you have back pain or headaches or other pain, maybe […]

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TMJ is shorthand for Temporomandibular Joint.  That refers to your temple area and your jaw bone (mandible.)  The joint is supposed to move smoothly but when it doesn’t you may end up with a diagnosis of TMJ Dysfunction or TMJD. What can cause your TMJ to stop moving smoothly? An injury or trauma that causes […]

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When you have muscular pain and want relief, how can you find a massage therapist who will give you the most benefit for your money? A nice “feel good” massage has many benefits but not when what you want is pain relief. There are many types of massage and a few different professional organizations and […]

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Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.  The pressure can be from bones or from muscle.  Most often it seems to be muscle.  The good news is the pressure can often be removed from the sciatic nerve without surgery. Sciatic nerves are really large. They are about the thickness of your index finger […]

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Neck pain, even if it’s nervy pain, is usually caused by your muscles.  Muscles move bones and that can cause pressure on nerves in your neck.  You can relax muscles that are tight with ice or heat. The rule of thumb is:  Ice for nervy pain and heat for muscular pain. If you use heat […]

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Upper back pain, mid-back pain or lower back pain all have the same most common cause:  Your muscles. Muscles are the most frequent cause of back pain.  And that’s good news!  Why?  Because muscles can be “released” or treated and get back to their normal healthy state. Here’s more about muscles: Muscles move bones. Muscles […]

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What causes pain in the arch of the foot and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Here are simple, natural treatments you can do to help get rid of the pain in your feet.

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Muscles get “stuck” in the positions that we use the most. Doesn’t matter whether the position makes you feel good or not-so-good. Muscles become “comfortable” in the positions they’re used to. Doesn’t matter to them whether YOU are happy or not! Rolling your shoulders is one way to get your shoulder muscles back into balance. […]

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