Acid Reflux occurs when the process of digestion is disturbed. At the entrance of your stomach and the end of the esophagus their is a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. During the normal digestion process, food passes from the esophagus to the stomach through the opening of the sphincter. Once the food has reached end of the esophagus, it then transitions to the area of the stomach. The sphincter closes in order to allow the digestive process to occur in the stomach. Unfortunately when the lower esophageal sphincter is not working properly problems can arise. If the sphincter does not close completely then acid produced by the stomach will enter the esophagus and the individual will experience heart burn.
TMJ is the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMJ is associated with pain and/or tenderness in your face, which can affect one side or both sides simultaneously. An individual can experience pain in the neck, shoulder and around the ear canal. Along with pain, individuals experience clicking, popping and/or grating sounds in the jaw. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness and/or wheezing sounds.
Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve in one or more segments of the spine. It occurs because of a muscle skeletal disorder that cause an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. There are three different types of scoliosis. The first is known as idiopathic scoliosis, which is the most common form and effects 65% of individuals. The second type of scoliosis is known as congenital scoliosis which effects. The final type of scoliosis is known as neuromuscular scoliosis.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is an FDA approved non-surgical approach ot pain relief that has been used since the early 2000s for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonitis, elbow pain, etc. ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, arch supports, orthotics, steroid injections or stretching.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and your patterns of hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injures.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthmas cause recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages but it most often starts during childhood. Asthma can be caused by invasion of the external pathogenic factors, diet, emotional disturbance congenital weakness and chronic illness.
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tissue tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is similar to arthritis in the fact that it can cause significant pain and fatigue. It can also interfere with a persons ability to carry on with daily activates. Fibromyalgia can be caused by physical and emotional stress, problems with the central nervous system.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical drug-free procedure that is safe and pain free. The machine provides relief by gently separating the bones of the spine, reducing the pressure within the disc. Decompression is highly effective for adults who have stenosis due to the lumbar or cervical disc herniation.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps out of bed, sitting for a long period of time, climbing the stairs and/or after intense activates. This is due to the tightening of the fascia ligament. Pain can occur under or on the side of the heel around the insertion of the ligament.