muscle pain

5 steps to a pain-free dental careerThese essential steps can be invaluable to preventing pain and ensuring career longevity.
Are right angles... wrong?
Are right angles... wrong?For years, sitting with your hips at a 90-degree angle was thought to be ideal. But research suggests otherwise.
How to optimize and "ergonomize" your front office
How to optimize and "ergonomize" your front officeErgonomic challenges in the front office rivals can often rival those in the dental operatory! Just as in many dental operatory scenarios, you don’t have to break the bank to ‘ergonomize’ your front office. Here are the top problems I encounter in dental front offices and easy, economical fixes.
Can acupuncture help with pain caused by dental malocclusion?
Can acupuncture help with pain caused by dental malocclusion?Two studies examined EMG findings from pre- and post-acupuncture treatment in patients with dental malocclusion to see if acupuncture can have an effect on patient pain.
Why all exercise is not necessarily good exercise for dentists
Why all exercise is not necessarily good exercise for dentistsImagine hiring a personal trainer, participating in a CrossFit program or simply trying a new gym machine to help improve your musculoskeletal health, only to end up in more pain than when you started! Unfortunately, I hear numerous accounts of this occurring among dentists. Most healthcare professionals do not realize that dentists are predisposed to unique muscle imbalances—certain generic exercises, that are not a problem for the general population, can throw the dentist into a vicious pain cycle.