Shoulder Pain — Intractable For A Good Reason

Shoulder pain has many causes and manifestations. The pain can be pinpoint sharp, stabbing, tearing, burning, dull, diffuse, constant, or appear with only certain movements. One example of such diffuse shoulder pain is adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder syndrome). With acute trauma to the shoulder joint or the rotator cuff tendons, pain will be located right […]

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Tight Neck Muscles — A Pain In The Neck

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Neck pain often arises from tight neck muscles that pull the neck vertebrae slightly out of alignment, called subluxation, which then impinge on sensory nerves entering the spine between these vertebrae.  These sensory nerves relay that information back to the brain setting off the alarm in the form of pain.  Compression or stretching of the motor nerves […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Or Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder affects people of all ages. This often painful condition may be caused by dental procedures, ill-fitting dentures, braces, malocclusion (over or underbite), bruxism (grinding the teeth), jaw thrusting, old or recent trauma to the head or face, and inflammation or degeneration of the temporomandibular joint. It may also result from neck and […]

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Frozen Shoulder Syndrome — Craniosacral Therapy To The Rescue

Frozen shoulder syndrome, also called adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, is a very painful restriction of the shoulder caused by inflammation of the connective tissue (capsule) that surrounds, and holds together, the shoulder joint (gleno-humeral joint). The shoulder pain may become so great that it may be too difficult to brush your hair or teeth, […]

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