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All Posts in Category: Head & Neck

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Whiplash, When to Claim – Assessment For Insurance

Those who are familiar with motor vehicle injuries have probably heard of whiplash. It usually occurs as a result of sudden braking at high speeds which, in turn, causes the neck to abruptly flex back and forth. In whiplash, the sudden forward and backward movements are strong enough to cause severe neck injury. In worst cases, the neck can break and cause instant death.

Because whiplash is the immediate effect caused by vehicular accidents, the victim has almost automatically a right to claim for insurance and possible damages against those who caused the accident and injury. While this is very much understandable, there are also cases of insurance claims from bogus whiplash injuries.

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TMJ Neck Pain St Albert – Simple Exercises for Relief

The muscles in our neck and jaws are very active. If you think that the muscles allowing your jaws and mouth to move are engaged only when you eat, think again. These muscle groups are utilized in almost every movement of your skull, like when you talk, smile, laugh or even when wriggle your mouth in thought.

Connecting the lower and upper jaws to the skull is a joint known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ has quite a complex network of its own, comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. This complex network can at times be stressed or suffer injury, leading to what is known as TMJ neck pain.

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How To Get Rid Of Computer Neck Pain Once And For All

Newsflash: shoulder and neck pain has increased in scope and scale over the last decade – and computers are to blame!

A 2015 study in the journal of occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that within one year of work, instances of neck pain from computer use jumped from 17 to a shocking 63%.

And that’s not all!

Other symptoms linked to neck strain from computer usage include chronic exhaustion and difficulty sleeping.

But the news is not all grim…

The good news: neck pain (strain) can not only be mitigated but can be eliminated completely!

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Vertigo Exercises To Do At Home

Many of us have first-hand experience of the rattling onset of vertigo, that feeling of confusion and dread as our surroundings spin out of control even though we are seemingly standing still!

The more severe forms can even cause strong nausea and vomiting, while leading to eventual loss of balance and sometimes falling.

With vertigo placing us in such a precarious position, it’s important to explore the causes, as well as develop a few simple exercises you can fall back on just in case you’re caught off guard.

Vertigo is usually a result of conflict between the signals sent to the brain and can be caused by injuries to the head or ear, migraines and decreased blood flow to the brain.

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concussions

How Long Do Concussions Last, And When To Seek Treatment

Concussions are a very tricky subject… and finding out exactly how long they last, and when to seek treatment for them is no easy feat.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered!

But before we even begin to get into the topic of how long a concussion lasts, let’s explore the signs and symptoms of a concussion, which can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

The key point to remember is that some symptoms may appear immediately…

While others can take a few hours after the injury to manifest…

And some can even show up months or even years after the concussion.

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