Headaches (orofacial pain), Sleep Disorders caused by stress and anxiety or sleep apnea, and TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorder sometimes called TMD or TMJ) are all common problems that may arise in this part of the body.
If you are experiencing headaches, earaches, stuffiness or ringing in the ears, or discomfort in the jaw, throat or mouth area, it may be a condition known as Orofacial Pain.
Injury, stretching, spasm, or strain can cause bones and discs or the muscle sand connective tissues in the neck, causing pain, discomfort, numbness and / or tingling senations in other areas like the arms and the back.
The shoulder has four tendons; which are connective tissues that join muscle to bone. These four tendons, called the “rotator cuff,” are subject to injury and discomfort due to a wide range of causes.
Pain in the mid-back is most commonly caused by injury or irritation to the muscles and connective tissues. A more serious mid-back condition can occur when the spinal bones become misaligned, leading to muscle strain, spasm and nerve dysfunction.
The elbow is a source of frequent pain and discomfort, especially in physically active people. Pain in the elbow can be caused by an inflammatory condition like tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis or may also be the result of overuse of the wrist.
Pain in the lower back may be from a serious injury, inherited disorders or just normal wear and tear. As we age, bones lose strength and for muscles and discs to lose elasticity and flexibility maing them less effective cushions for our lower back.
Our hands and wrists are prone to repetitive stress injuries. Additionally, sprain/strain injuries, and even fractures are common injuries to the wrist.
Hip pain can be cured by a number of factors like poor spinal mechanics, knee problems, foot or ankle problems, or muscular weakness.
Knee pain can come from an inflammatory condition such as arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis. It can also be the result of a sprain or strain, dislocated kneecap, injury to the cartilage tissue in the knee, or any number of conditions particular to the knee.