Illustration of a woman experiencing pain in her shoulder.

Shoulder Impingement What it is: Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition that develops when the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder are overused or injured, causing pain and movement impairments. Shoulder impingement syndrome may also be referred to as “subacromial” impingement syndrome because the tendons, ligaments, and bursa under the “acromion” can become pinched or compressed.…

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Causes of a stiff neck: – Poor posture – Repeatedly turning the head from side to side – Sports injuries Excessive Stress – Sleeping with the neck in an awkward position – Muscle sprain or strain – Holding the neck in an abnormal position for a long period – Infection – Cervical spine disorders  …

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What it is: Diaphragmatic breathing uses a muscle called the diaphragm to fill and empty your lungs. The diaphragm is the most important muscle when it comes to breathing. This dome-shaped muscle sits in the lower rib cage, between the abdominal cavity (where your digestive tract sits) and the thoracic cavity (where your lungs and heart sit).…

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What is TMJ? TMJ refers to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMD) a.k.a. clicking or locking of the jaw. Sound familiar? Up to 25% of the population have or are currently experiencing this problem! The TMJ joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your…

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Tech neck What it is: Technological advances are usually seen as a good thing, but sometimes technology can have a negative impact on the brain and body. In recent years, it’s been discovered that spine health can be negatively affected by the frequent use of hand-held technology. Understanding why this happens and knowing what you…

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