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05. 30. 2018

Sleep Apnea

OSA & Chronic Pain

The following article outlines the relationship between pain and sleep disturbances, specifically their cause-and-effect relationship.  Chronic pain impairs quality of sleep, and poor sleep cycles intensify pain. Approximately 28 million Americans report sleep issues stemming from chronic pain.  Patients who experience fragmented sleep may have a decreased pain threshold and longer recovery times from injuries. …

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05. 21. 2018

Sleep Apnea

Songs to get your baby to sleep

If you’ve recently had a baby, or you know what it’s like to have a newborn, then you know how frustrating it is when you can’t get your baby to go to sleep.  There have been countless studies done in regards to different music styles that affect sleep, however there (unfortunately) is no one “right”…

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05. 18. 2018

TMJ

7 TMJ Symptoms You Need To Know About

                TMJ is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull and hinges so that you can move your mouth to eat and communicate. While TMJ is often characterized by headaches and jaw pain, you can experience TMJ symptoms in the neck,…

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04. 18. 2018

TMJ

TMJ Treatment Options

                  The joints of your jaw, temporomandibular Joints or TMJ, can sometimes give you trouble in the form of ear, neck or jaw pain or powerful headaches. No matter which type of pain you’re plagued with, know that we here at the Michigan Head & Neck Institute…

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04. 09. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

What are the OPPERA studies?

This is a different kind of opera than everyone is thinking about.  This topic relates to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders).  Each person has a left and right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can experience a problem or dysfunction on one or both sides. A TMJ Disorder is typically referred to as a TMD, although TMJ is…

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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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