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What is TMJ and TMD?

The temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is the joint which connects the jawbone to the skull. Problems with the bone, muscles, or surrounding tissues of the jaw are known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).

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Low Back Pain with Winter Woes and Shoveling Snow

With the recent deep freeze and snowstorms, there’s no doubt that many of us have had to brave the cold and shovel the snow. While shoveling snow offers the benefit of physical activity and exercise, it can commonly cause muscle aches and low back pain. Acute, or short, episodes of muscle ache and low back pain that occur a few days after shoveling snow can be common.

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Things to Consider When Starting a New Exercise

With the beginning of a new year, many of us have the intention or goal to get back in shape and resolve to start exercising; especially after a joyous holiday season of indulgence and eating. While it is known that exercise is beneficial and essential for living a healthy life, what most people don’t know is that not all exercises and types of physical activity are suited for everyone.

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