It could start as a mild irritation when biting down, or a faint popping noise when chewing. Don’t ignore them as they could be the early indicators of instability in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Problems in the TMJ, or jaw joint, can lead to serious repercussions such as sleep apnea, migraine, vertigo, sinus pain, shoulder and back pain, and even compromised posture. So if you feel popping or clicking in your cheeks when going about your normal activities, don’t pass it off as something that will go away on its own, because noticing the signs and catching it early will prevent a lot of headache in the future.
Whether due to stigma or misconception, urinary incontinence (UI) is rarely discussed despite its wide prevalence. Simply put, UI is when the affected person cannot control or prevent urine from leaking out. It affects over 3.3 million Canadian men and women and no, it is not a condition just for the old. UI can come in many forms and has profound effects on an individual’s quality of life, as day to day activities such as work, errands, dates, etc. will have to be planned around bathroom accessibility and proximity.
What do both these seemingly unrelated health conditions have in common? Osteopathy can be the solution! Osteopathic methods are non invasive, drug free and focus on developing strength and control of the affected muscles and joints, honing the body’s natural healing capabilities. Treatment for TMJ and UI is one of our very own Micheline Salibi Mirza’s areas of speciality. Micheline is passionate and skilled in her practice of osteopathic medicine, and having spent nearly the last decade treating those with TMJ, vestibular, pelvic floor and digestive disorders, you couldn’t be in better hands. Whatever the need, the team of experienced practitioners at Cappino Physio will be there every step of the way. Your recovery is at the forefront of everything we do, so don’t be embarrassed or complacent when symptoms arise, reach out to Cappino Physio and find out what people like Micheline can do for you.