Posts by Dr. Emily Doubt



Whiplash and TMJ

March 4, 2021 Motor Vehicle Accident, TMJ 0

Whiplash in the neck from a car accident is usually paired with temporomandibular joint injuries (TMJ).  It was found that 95% of people with neck whiplash (cervical hyperextension/hyperflexion injuries) from a car accident also had TMJ abnormalities.  MRI’s were taken

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Masks and TMJ

February 25, 2021 TMJ 0

Don’t get me wrong I am an avid mask wearer for COVID protection.  I have no problem with wearing a mask to keep myself safe and those around me safe.  So please don’t use this blog as an excuse to

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Latissimus Dorsi

January 28, 2021 Muscles 0

This is one of the biggest muscles in the body.  Its name in Latin means “widest of the back”.  The latissimus dorsi muscle starts at the top of the bony crest in your low back called the iliac crest and

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The Piriformis Muscle

August 27, 2020 Uncategorized 0

The piriformis muscle resides deep to your gluteal muscles.  It is a smallish triangular muscle that attaches from your tailbone (sacrum) to your hip bone (femur).  The piriformis is responsible for helping with external rotation of the thigh.  This muscle

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Neck Facet Syndrome

July 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Facet Syndrome is a common cause of neck pain. Facets joints (also known as zygopophyseal joints) are part of your vertebrae.  Part of their job is to protect your nervous system.  When your spine is hyper-extended these joints can get

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