Vertigo and the Balance System — How One Affects the Other

Vertigo has been defined as the feeling that you or the things around you are spinning about. It is a quite common condition, with as many as 69 million Americans having had some type of vestibular condition associated with vertigo in their lifetime. Vertigo can...

TMJ Disorders: Risk Factors and Relief Options

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects your mandible (the lower part of the jaw) to the temporal bone of your skull.  These joints, located just in front of each of your ears, give us the ability to talk, chew our food, and yawn. TMJ disorders are caused by...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Connected to Abnormal Gut Bacteria

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis and is a chronic, complicated illness impacting around 1 million of those living in the USA. Women get it four times as often as men. Sufferers of chronic fatigue have a hard time completing their...

Getting the Facts Straight About TMJ Disorders

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is among the more complicated joints in the whole body.  Because of this, it can lend itself to various disorders if one or more parts of the joint begin to function abnormally.  An estimated 10 million Americans or more experience...

TMJ Problems and Your Neck: Understanding the Connection

TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint.  These two joints, one on each side of the face, connect the lower jaw (your mandible) with your skull (the temporal bone).  The TMJ is among the most complex joints in the body.  It allows for a wide variety of movements –...