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A Minor Auto Accident Can Cause Chronic Headaches

Lifestyles - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:02am
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(NewsUSA) - Too often, chronic headaches, including migraines, are the result of anything from a simple fender bender to a more major motor vehicle accident. For many, relief is as close as their dentist's office -- even years later.

"We recently helped a 106-year-old patient who had suffered from decades of chronic headaches resulting from an auto accident in 1964. She had seen multiple specialists without relief. She has not had a single headache since her TruDenta care," reported Dr. Sheila Birth of Birth-Stewart-Fletcher Orthodontics, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Extensive research now shows that many headaches -- up to 80 percent -- are the result of dental force imbalances. Dental force problems can often result from a micro or macro trauma to the head, neck, face or jaw. In addition to vehicle accidents, lasting effects can result from a simple fall or from playing soccer or other sports years ago.

Symptoms can range from frequent headaches or migraines, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo or TMJ disorder (pain in your jaw, face, neck or ears). Each of these symptoms can dramatically impact day-to-day life in other ways -- depression, fatigue, stress and anxiety are all common among these sufferers, as well as a statistically lower overall quality of life.

Now there is help with the non-invasive TruDenta system, available at more than 400 dental and orthodontic offices in 47 states.

Diagnosis is quick and easy. Potential candidates for TruDenta treatments are examined using a digital bite force analyzer to pinpoint imbalances in the bite. In just 15 minutes, a trained dental professional can determine whether the patient's symptoms are related to improper or imbalanced dental forces.

The TruDenta system has provided relief to thousands of headache sufferers.

The treatments are painless, pleasant, and require no drugs or needles and use technologies and modalities that were originally developed -- and perfected by -- physicians in sports medicine. TruDenta dentists have been able to rapidly and painlessly resolve issues for 95 percent of their diagnosed patients with lasting results.

TruDenta care is often covered by medical insurance. Fee for service is also an option, and most TruDenta doctors provide a free consultation.

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Dirty Jacket going back to business

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:02pm

WEATHERFORD, Texas – Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket is the best bucking horse in the business.

The 11-year-old bay gelding is the 2014 Bareback Horse of the Year and has been one of the top three horses in the year-end voting by members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association each of the past three seasons.

Winn Ratliff

Winn Ratliff

He returns to work in the arena this week at the Parker County Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13, at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Arena. He is matched with Winn Ratliff, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Leesville, La.

At the 2014 NFR in December, the athletic horse proved the accolades, guiding cowboys to go-round victories both times he bucked inside the Thomas & Mack Center: Richmond Champion of The Woodlands, Texas, won the fifth round, while Caleb Bennett of Tremonton, Utah, claimed the 10th-round title.

“There’s not another horse like him,” said Champion, who also won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days title after a 91-point ride in July. “Dirty Jacket might’ve even looked better than he did that day in Cheyenne.”

The fifth and 10th rounds featured the greatest bucking horses in rodeo, an elite list of phenomenal athletes. Even then, Dirty Jacket stood out.

Richmond Champion

Richmond Champion

“There wasn’t a bad horse in the pen, but to have Dirty Jacket again at the NFR and to win the round was awesome,” Champion said. “There’s not another night that you get to walk down the alley with that caliber of horse standing all next to each other.

“That same feeling runs in all of us to see that kind of horse lined up for us, just standing outside the Thomas & Mack. That’s what dreams are made of in this sport.”

It’s the same feeling Bennett had when he prepared for the final night of the competition. It had been a rough week for the Utah cowboy, who had placed in just one round prior to the 10th night.

“I couldn’t have been more blessed and ask for anything more than to end it the way I did on Dirty Jacket,” he said. “It’s a phenomenal horse and definitely one of the ones you want to have in this round.”

Caleb Bennett

Caleb Bennett

The powerful gelding is one of four Pete Carr horses that have received the top honor in bareback riding, joining pasture-mates like Real Deal, Big Tex and MGM Deuces Night. In 2013, when Dirty Jacket was named Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse, he helped cowboys to at least a share of the title 12 of 13 times he performed during the regular season. In 2014, his wins were just as miraculous.

Champion’s 91 in Cheyenne was one of two of the highest marked rides of the campaign. The other was by Steven Dent, who rode Dirty Jacket for a matching 91 on the final weekend of the regular season at the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, in September.

“Any time you can draw one that everybody wants, you’re happy with it whether you’re in that situation or it’s a regular-season rodeo,” said Dent, a seven-time NFR qualifier from Mullen, Neb. “You don’t have the opportunity to get on a horse that you can be that many points on and that’s that fun to get on very often in your life, much less the last week of the year when you’re trying to make the NFR.

“That is a really great horse. There are not very many of them like him that do it every time, that are that electric, jump that high in the air and that you can be that many points on.”

The horse has been selected to buck at the NFR each of the past seven seasons. Earlier this year, Jessy Davis scored 93 points during the Cinch Shootout at the San Angelo Stock Show Rodeo.

“He has a huge frame, but he’s so athletic from nose to tail,” Champion said of the horse. “He just looks like an athlete. If you could pick a horse out of a herd that could jump nine feet in the air, he’s that horse. If you’re going to win a big rodeo, that’s the horse you want.”

Dirty Jacket is powerful, athletic and consistent, but what makes him a proven winner year after year is in the effort he puts forward every trip. He has the heart of a champion.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Bougard Named South Region Field Athlete Of The Year

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:26pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Going into the NCAA Championships, Erica Bougard has received yet another award for her phenomenal outdoor season.

UPDATED STATS: 23 Diamond Dawgs In Professional Baseball

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 5:43pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Twenty-three former Mississippi State baseball players are currently in professional baseball, including six currently playing in Major League Baseball.


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