Exercise Prescription for Patients With Neck Pain and Headaches

Exercise Prescription for Patients With Neck Pain and Headaches

Recently I had the pleasure of Lecturing at the 2017 American Academy of Orofacial Pain 41st scientific meeting in Scottsdale Arizona. My topic was on Therapeutic Exercises for Patients with Headaches and Chronic Cervical Pain. My topic focused on what structural, behavioral or functional deficits exist with regards to the neck flexor and extensor muscles, along with balance issues due to poor neck proprioception or disruption.

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To Click or Not to Click, that is the question!

To Click or Not to Click, that is the question!

One of the most common complaints I hear from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) patients is that their jaw will “pop” or “click”. In many cases, the popping or clicking is harmless, painless and does not impair function. Patients ask, if it is more of an annoyance than anything else, should anything be done about it? The general consensus is to monitor the popping and clicking either with a dentist or physical therapist to make sure range of motion...

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