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01. 18. 2018

Sleep Apnea

Aromatherapy as Medical Treatment

Essential oils have been used throughout history to cure diseases and relieve symptoms of certain illnesses.  Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of these oils from plants to improve a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  These vital compounds, which exhibit great medicinal qualities, can be found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers.  They stimulate…

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01. 18. 2018

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Deprivation is an Economic Problem

If you are a business owner, an HR Director, a newly hired employee, a union representative, or the spouse or friend of a company’s employee, then it is important to know how Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can affect a person’s life, health, productivity and safety. Disasters such as… -The Three Mile Island Meltdown – occured…

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01. 15. 2018

TMJ

Reduce TMJ Pain with Physical Therapy

    Problems with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, are extremely common. Whether via teeth grinding, muscle clenching, poor posture, or surgery, the jaw can become stiff and unaligned. Over time, symptoms may grow to include dizziness, tinnitus, face and neck pain, headaches, and trouble opening and closing the mouth among other complications. TMJ symptoms…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Bruxism Causes & Effects

Have you ever woken up and felt tension in your face or pain in your jaw? Do you frequently wake up with headaches?  Is there tension in your neck and shoulder area? If so, you may be suffering from nighttime bruxism (grinding and/or clenching of teeth).  Many people who suffer from stress clench their teeth…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Why Does My TMD Go Away When I’m Pregnant?

In my practice over the years I have treated countless pregnant women and have documented the symptoms and dysfunctions associated with TMD before, during and after pregnancy.  One patient in particular that I remember had multiple pain symptoms, but went through 3 pregnancies, during which time the pain subsided.  It was not until after her…

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