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10. 31. 2016

Recent News, TMJ

What Does TMD Have To Do With My Eyes?

  You may remember when I have previously referred to TMJ dysfunction (TMD) as “The Great Imposter” because its symptoms can mimic those of many other conditions. Today I’ll be talking about the relationship between TMD and eyes, eye pain, sensitivity to light and other visual disturbances. Pain in and around the eyes can be…

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10. 27. 2016

Recent News

Washington Post article regarding CPAP machines and heart health

This article published in the Washington Post on 8/28/2016 Click below to read the full article https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/08/28/cpap-machines-dont-prevent-heart-attacks-strokes-in-some-sleep-apnea-sufferers/

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10. 27. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disturbance in patients taking opioid medication

Did you know that lack of sleep can increase pain, and pain can create problematic sleep? It is a vicious cycle that affects many people who are being treated for chronic pain. For people taking high doses of opiods (Vicodin, Percocet, Codeine, etc.), these medications can interrupt normal brain activity, leading to poor quality of…

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10. 24. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

How Sleep Disturbances & Insomnia Relate to Pain

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you are most likely having a hard time sleeping, and sleep deprivation can increase pain levels.  The cycle of chronic pain and sleep deprivation can be extremely difficult to overcome. Whether you are suffering from mild or chronic daily pain, it still affects a person’s ability to maintain a…

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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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