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Botox: Treating Your TMJ

Are you experiencing pain associated with temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ)? Those who have TMJ can suffer from severe tension headaches and jaw pain.

Previously, the options for treating TMJ were limited to pain relievers, muscle relaxers, mouth guards, or surgery. Recently, the famed cosmetic drug Botox has been recognized for its use as an alternative treatment for the pain associated with TMJ.

 

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Preventing the Flu is in Your Hands

It’s no secret the best way to avoid the flu is to get vaccinated, but there are other good health habits that can keep you feeling great this holiday season. Between the flu and other seasonal illnesses, taking these preventative steps is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. Continue reading

Employees of the Week

Here at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates, we’re blessed to have hard-working, capable, and friendly people on our staff. We’ve recently begun honoring the great work they do by electing “Employees of the Week.” We’d like to share a little something about the people who make us great. Here are our first four—and certainly not our last! Continue reading

The Online Library

At Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates, we know just how important it is to understand the things that effect your health. But as our time in medical school taught us, learning the details of big words like cholesteatoma, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and otolaryngology can be a full-time endeavor. To save you time, confusion, and tongue-twisters, we’ve curated a well-rounded ENT education library, which you can consult to learn more about a variety of ear, nose, and throat issues. Continue reading

Nosebleeds: Anterior or Posterior?

Nosebleeds can be frightening. Luckily, most nosebleeds are not a cause for concern and can usually be managed at home. There are two different types of nosebleeds, anterior (originating from the front of the nose) and posterior (originating from the back of the nose). Continue reading

Your Balloon Sinuplasty Experts

Drainage, facial tenderness, reduced sense of smell and taste: the symptoms of chronic sinusitis can be difficult to deal with. Sometimes, surgery is required to give patients with these issues any sort of relief. However, there is now an in-office procedure that is available to those dealing with chronic sinusitis (sinusitis which lasts more than 8 weeks). The doctors at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates are experts at a procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty, a less-invasive procedure that is proven to be effective and provide a fast recovery from the trials of chronic sinusitis. Continue reading

Think it’s your Thyroid?

Thyroid diseases are quite common, and effect millions of Americans. Located just below the voice box, the thyroid gland is shaped like a bow tie and wraps around the windpipe. The thyroid is one of the endocrine glands that regulates physiological functions in the body, such as metabolism. Some common thyroid disorders include: Continue reading

Common Causes of Dizziness

In our earlier blog “Dizziness,” we discussed how dizziness can manifest in different patients, and what system in a person’s body maintains a sense of balance. But what are the root causes of dizziness? Like many symptoms, dizziness can be a symptom of a more serious medical issue, so it’s important to visit your ENT if you suffer from persistent dizzy spells. Continue reading

Why Do I Have a Sore Throat?

Sore throats are a common ailment, especially this time of year. Many things, such as allergies and sinus infections, can cause this uncomfortable symptom. Increasing your liquid intake, gargling with warm salt water, and over-the-counter pain relievers can usually help, but in general we suggest seeing your ENT if you have a sore throat lasting more than five to seven days. Finding out the root cause is vital for treating your sore throat effectively. Some common causes include the following: Continue reading

Better Sinuses with Balloon Sinuplasty

Chronic sinusitis can be painful, frustrating and difficult to deal with. In many cases, surgery is necessary to alleviate the difficulty of sinusitis. But the doctors at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates are skilled in a procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty, a less invasive procedure that is proven to be effective and to provide a fast recovery. Continue reading