Text Neck Pain, Part I

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

Beyond the Cosmetic: Botox for Pain Management

Botox can be a safe, noninvasive alternative to surgery for certain health conditions. Emmy and Tony-award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth admitted to Prevention Magazine back in 2011 that she gets Botox (botulinum toxin) regularly, but not for the reason you’d think.

Headaches

Jennifer Jett, migraine sufferer will provide insight into the ways she moved beyond a life filled with debilitating migraines, and then Dr. Jason Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins headache specialist will discuss effective pain-relieving strategies for headaches.

Pacing the Brain for Pain: Motor Cortex Stimulation, Part II

When all hope is lost and you’re at your breaking point due to pain, electrical stimulation of the brain may be a way out. This is known as motor cortex stimulation (MCS). Although not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for pain control, MCS is particularly promising for unyielding facial and stroke pain. Tracey Zappola shares …

Pacing the Brain for Pain: Motor Cortex Stimulation, Part I

When all hope is lost and you’re at your breaking point due to pain, electrical stimulation of the brain may be a way out. This is known as motor cortex stimulation (MCS). Although not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for pain control, MCS is particularly promising for unyielding facial and stroke pain. Tracey Zappola shares …

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Accidents, Technology, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neck trauma, whiplash injury, and even common things like keyboard typing and computer use can all trigger symptoms that may affect up to 8% of the population. We’ll hear how Rachel overcame disabling hand numbness, weakness, and neck pain that jeopardized her job and left her hopeless. Then, noted surgeon and thoracic outlet syndrome expert …

Overcoming Neck Pain with Jennifer Grey

Neck pain is a common condition that almost 75% of people experience at some point in life. Women, older adults, and those involved in whiplash injuries from car accidents are at increased risk. Jennifer Grey, the co-star of Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, takes us down her path of overcoming neck pain that …

Trigeminal Neuralgia

There are several facial pain syndromes, but Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) may be the worst. Sudden, stabbing, electrical sensations radiating from the ear down the face are typical leading some to call this syndrome the “suicide disease” because the pain can be so excruciating.  We’ll get a firsthand account of living with and overcoming TN from …

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Imagine how you would feel if you experienced pain while chewing, swallowing, speaking or even yawing? Or, consider living with such limited jaw movement that you couldn’t insert a spoon or fork into your mouth.  Many suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) endure these symptoms every day. According to the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, …