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09. 24. 2020

Recent News, TMJ

TMJ: How Do You Find Relief?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jawbone to your skull. When functioning properly, the TMJ allows for smooth movement of the jaw when chewing and speaking. Should the TMJ become inflamed, pain, stiffness, eye, neck, ear problems and general discomfort are sure to follow. This illustrates the importance of finding proper TMJ…

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09. 16. 2020

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

A Woman’s Worst Nightmare – Advanced Aging from Sleep Disorders

Having Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) conditions may speed up aging, especially among women.  As we know, OSA occurs when a person’s airway is obstructed by the collapse of soft tissue in the throat, leading to the gasping and/or snoring sound.   OSA is the most common form of SDB, which is…

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09. 16. 2020

Physicians Only

New Daily Persistent Headache

Over the last several years there have been new developments in the research for NDPH (new daily persistent headache).   This headache is located in the frontal and temporal regions, and peaks maximum intensity over several seconds, lasting up to several minutes, at which point the pain level starts decreasing.  This is recognized (ICD) as a…

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08. 20. 2020

Recent News, TMJ

Nutrition Tips To Decrease Pain and Inflammation

An unfortunate fact is that medications for pain contribute heavily to the opioid crisis currently gripping America. Even without the risk of addiction, hardly a day goes by when an attorney isn’t running an ad, asking for people to join class-action lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. These and other factors compel many people to consider more…

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08. 13. 2020

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How Pain can Exacerbate Existing TMD Pain

When we think about the different types of pain that exist, many things can come to mind. Let’s break it down scientifically for a moment. Pain, more specifically musculoskeletal pain, is classified into 3 categories:             Neuropathic pain arises from damage to the nervous system and affects 7–10% of the…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


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