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09. 19. 2019

TMJ

Understanding TMJ and Its Treatment Options

  You may have heard friends or family complain of pain in their jaw or face area and say, “I have TMJ.” Well, that is true. In fact, everybody has two TMJ’s. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects a part of your skull (temple) to your lower jaw (mandible), allowing you…

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08. 15. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Is a Sleep Study Necessary to Get a CPAP Machine?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing is constantly disrupted throughout the night. Each time a person stops breathing in their sleep, the brain suddenly wakes them up.  The process happens all night long and doesn’t allow the sufferer to achieve enough deep sleep. This can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, concentration…

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07. 15. 2019

TMJ

What Every Person Living With TMJ/TMD Should Know

Symptoms of TMD can be frustrating to live with, and TMD pain can affect various aspects of your life. Contacting a TMD doctor at Michigan Head & Neck Institute can be a helpful first step in treating your symptoms. Learning about this common condition can also help you determine how to manage your daily life…

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06. 24. 2019

TMJ

Methods to Eliminate TMJ

  Imagine you have a consistent headache for days on end. Coupled with that, you have developed an extreme sensitivity to light. Also, you’re starting to have difficulty hearing out of one of your ears. A visit to a medical website might tell you to consult a doctor over concerns about a brain tumor. On…

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06. 24. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Today, over 18 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and some government studies indicate that it may be even be 50 million. Understanding the dangerous medical risks  that come with a diagnosis are important for many people who are either directly impacted or may be impacted in the future (OSA…

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