Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Have Been Diagnosed With TMJ? What Is It, And How Do You Treat It At Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center?

Millions of people suffer from a widespread condition known as TMJD. This condition is properly called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. This joint is located just in front on your ears, and often gets mis-aligned and misdiagnosed for ear infections and pain. This is the most overused joint in the body due to giving us the ability to speak and chew our food. Just like any joint in the body it is succeptible to Arthritis, Discloctation, Ligament damage/loosness, and sprain/strain injuries. Many people with severe TMJ pain can't open their mouths to talk or chew with out a great deal of pain or pooping. Here at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center wer assess all the surround structures such as your neck and overall posture as other causes that are contributing to your TMJ pain. Most people that exhibit TMJ either have had a trauma, or have a head forward posture. We see a high percentage of people with a head forward posture in our office, and explain that the muscles of the neck and upper torso must recruit other muscles such as the muscles of the jaw to stabilize the head and neck region. This recuitment then causes the muscles that control your TMJ to become overtime overly tight and cause TMJ pain and dysfunction. At WIllow Bend Sports & Spine Center we utilize treatments such as Type IV "Hot" Laser Treatment, INTERX Treatment, Active Release Technique(Muscle Technique), and Prolotherapy and Botox Treatments by Dr. Elizabeth Eversull, M.D., PM&R. With a proper checkup with your Dentist and possible night guard for protection and increasing the space between your teeth allows our treatments to be more successful and help reduce or eliminate your TMJ pain. If you are suffering from TMJD or need any additional infromation please contact our office at 972-309-2021.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Having Sciatica? Willow Bend Sports & Spine can help!

Millions of people now days are diagnosed with a very common condition known as Sciatica. This is a nerve referral pattern called a Dermatome that is a result of nerve irritation or compression. The irritant can come from many structures in the low back and pelvis. Today you hear a lot about Disc Bulges and Herniations, well those conditions definately contribute to Sciatica pain, but most physicians and Chiropractors forget about Ligaments and Muscles. Here at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center we have been seeing a higher rate of misdiagnosis of Sciatica. Ligaments are the "glue" of our bodies that connect bone to bone, and with looseness due to trauma or injury this can cause muscles to react and cause Sciatica to occur. We offer Type IV "Hot" Laser Therapy, Type IIIB "Cold" Laser Therapy, and Prolotherapy by Dr. Elizabeth Eversull, M.D.,PM&R. These techniques and treatments are the gold standard for Ligament repair and tightening to help rid you of chronic Sciatica or low back pain. If you have any questions regarding your Sciatica or Low Back Pain please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 972-309-2021.