Frequently Asked Questions About Tens Units

1. What is a Tens Unit?     Tens stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A Tens is a small battery powered machine that is about the size of a pocket radio.   You attach sticky electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) on the area of pain or pressure point. When turned on it then provides electrical impulses…

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Healthy Living Week 3, 7 Great Foods We Should Be Eating and Their Benefits

As all of us with TMD have realized at one point or another that food choices can be limited, especially the healthiest choices because of our limited ability to chew or it wreaking havoc on our muscles/joints.  As part of our healthy living series I thought it would be great to give a list of…

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Tender Easy Ribs

 Ingredients  2   racks of baby-back pork ribs  1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce     Rib Rub 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons…

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Healthy Living Series Week 2, Essential Vitamins

Essential Vitamins Vitamins are divided into two basic types; water soluble and fat soluble. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body and need to be replenished every day. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored and are used as the body requires them. Vitamin B1-Thiamine Water soluble Helps break down carbohydrates in the body,…

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Summer Berry Trifle

Picnics, family reunions, tailgating…. I love summer!  This is one of my favorite recipes! Ingredients 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant vanilla pudding 4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries), washed and hulled, plus extra for garnish 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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Healthy Living Series Week 1, The Benefits of Water

Welcome to our six part Healthy Living Series.  The Benefits of Water Did You Know? The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. Muscle consists of 75% water Brain consists of 90% of water Bone consists of 22% of water Blood consists of 83% water Water:    Transports nutrients…

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MRI VS CT SCAN

   

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Thoughts to Live By

Written by Regina Brett who is a 90 year old journalist – The Plain Dealer newspaper, Cleveland , Ohio. 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won’t take care of you…

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Pad Thai

Ingredients Sauce 1 cup light coconut milk 1/4 cup ketchup (organic) 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons soy sauce Noodles and Stir Fry Ingredients 12 ounces Asian noodles 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced 1 stalk lemongrass (thirds and bruised) 4 -6 scallions (thinly sliced) 1…

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A Guide to the Most Common Types of Facial Pain

Myofascial Pain…Muscle related pain Some of the most common symptoms of TMD are muscle pain and jaw dysfunction. The most common causes of muscular related pain are:     Bruxism: For many patients bruxism is mild and requires little treatment. Cases that  involve severe grinding and clenching can lead to long term TMD problems such…

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