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July

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

Imagine being unable to move your jaw, the part of the body that you constantly use to swallow, chew, yawn and talk. Sadly, this is a reality for many people as they suffer the harsh effects of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or TMJ.

TMJ is a condition that affects the hinge joint connecting the jaw to the skull. The joint is covered with 68 pairs of muscles. When the articular disk that separates the jaw bone and the skull is misplaced, this will limit the amount of movement you are able to

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July

Exercise: A Great Way to Posivitely Manage Depression

If you’ve lived with depression or know of somebody who has, then you know just how much of a heartache it really is. Waking up in the morning in a cloud of indifference, inertia, sadness and heaviness…and not knowing how long it will go on for, is part of the depression experience. For some this low time lasts a short time like an hour or two…but for others it can go for weeks or even months.

No matter what your situation may be, if you are affected by depression –as most

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July

Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain

Having a baby can be one of life’s happiest moments, however the months leading up to birth can be among the most stressful mentally and physically for the expectant mum. All too often, additional weight stress placed on the lower back may be a significant cause of pain.

Causes of Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy and Treatment

This pain can be attributed to the stress the additional weight of the baby and amniotic fluid places on the lower back. Lower back pain may also be caused by the widening of the pelvic

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July

Flat Head: Plagiocephaly

The majority of births in Australia result in a happy and healthy baby, however there are some babies born with conditions that can affect them throughout their lives. One condition in particular that has been an increase in presenting to chiropractic clinics has been that of Deformational Plagiocephaly.

This condition occurs when the baby’s head becomes misshaped and it can occur if the baby has been sleeping on its back, insufficient tummy time.

The brain is the most immature organ at birth and it’s incredibly important that babies develop head control by

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