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Head Conditions


Do you suffer from
Head pain?

Head pain can effect people of all walks of life, at any stage in your life. Below are possible conditions that could be the cause of your pain.

Common Head Conditions

man holding temples with eyes closed

  • Vertigo

Vertigo symptoms are typically brought on by inner ear problems,  head or neck injuries, brain problems like a stroke or tumor, medications, and migraines. Symptoms can last short term (minutes) or last long term (hours), and others may come and go. These symptoms can be worsened depending on how you’ve positioned your head.

  • Spinning
  • Tilting
  • Swaying
  • Loss of balance & coordination
  • A pulling feeling
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Jerking eye movements (Nystagmus)
  • Headache or migraine
  • Ringing in one or both ears
  • Hearing loss
  • TMJ Dysfunction
TMJ Dysfunction

Symptoms Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) affect the hinge that connects your jaw to the bones of your skull in front of your ear. This joint is used when talking, chewing, and yawning. Though the underlying causes of TMJ or TMD are unknown, it is perceived that symptoms can come from the muscles or the structure of the jaw itself. Symptoms can also arise from whiplash, a heavy blow to the head, teeth grinding, arthritis, and stress. TMJ can be a long-lasting disorder and can affect just one or both sides of the jaw.

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw joint area when you chew, speak, and open your mouth
  • Problems opening your mouth all the way.
  • The jaw “locks” in an open or closed position
  • Fatigue of the face
  • Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds that may or may not be accompanied by pain
  • Trouble chewing and misalignment of your teeth
  • Swelling in the upper jaw area
  • Migraines

Symptoms of Migraines can affect the head as a whole or isolated parts and sides. Migraines can be very complex to diagnose and can happen all of a sudden or come on gradually. Every migraine can be unique and treatment can be tricky. These can be a reoccurring issue if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. There are a lot of known triggers for migraines; stress, food allergy, caffeine, weather, mensuration, lack of sleep, skipping a meal, etc.

  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of Sleep and Appetite
  • Unregulated Body Temperature
  • Clammy Pale Skin
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry Vision
  • Incontinence
  • Tech Neck
Tech Neck

Symptoms of tech or text neck may vary. The added stress usually brings on this disorder to the neck and upper spine from viewing mobile devices and other screens for prolonged periods of time.

  • Neck Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rounded Shoulders
  • Forward Posture
  • Reduced Mobility
  • Headache
  • Balance Issues
  • Jaw Pain

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