||Musculoskeletal complaints involve the muscles or components of the skeletal system. This includes the muscles themselves, the tendons and ligaments and other soft tissues such as the bursa (sacs of fluid that help in the lubrication of the joints). |
We explore the most common musculoskeletal health problems.
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 11/23/2001
Headache pain occurs in the tissues covering the brain, the attaching structures at the base of the brain, and the muscles and blood vessels around the scalp, face, and neck. There are hundreds of causes for headaches and we discuss the most common.
Nutritional Support for the Musculoskeletal System
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 4/24/2006
Many factors contribute to the deterioration of our musculoskeletal system. This system, consisting of many connective tissues such as joints, ligaments, and tendons, is continuously being tested by various factors such as stress, improper diet, and exercise. A healthy musculoskeletal system is important for everyone - the young, the elderly, sports enthusiasts, people constantly on their feet, and people using repetitious movements such as computer keyboarding. Failure to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system and joints can lead to a reduction in overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, supplying your body with the proper nutrients found in Standard Process supplements is vital in keeping your body’s connective tissues healthy.
Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 5/8/2002
The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the temporal bone at the side of the head. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joint on each side of your head. Both males and females can get TMJ diseases/disorders. However, 90% of those seeking treatment for TMJ are women, most between puberty and menopause. Recent research has focused attention on the relationship between sex hormones and pain. We discuss this somewhat puzzling condition and remove the mysteries surrounding it.