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09. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Medical & Psychological Disorders Named After Popular Literary Characters

Medical practitioners and psychologists use the term “syndrome” to refer to a set or pattern of symptoms that usually occur together and are indicative of a particular disorder, disease, or social condition.  Most syndromes are named after the physicians who first discovered or detected the association of the symptoms. There are exceptions, however.  Many names…

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09. 29. 2017

TMJ

Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation

We have all had headaches before, but what about migraines? Chronic migraine (CM) is characterized by having more than 15 migraine episodes per month, lasting for a minimum of 3 months in a row. CM is 3 times more prevalent in women than men, and typically more severe. Women report greater disability, longer duration, greater…

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04. 19. 2017

TMJ

Head Tension

Accounting for about 50% of headaches, tension-type headaches are the most common type. You will sometimes hear these referred to as “muscle contraction headaches”. Although women are more likely than men to get these, pretty much everyone will have at least one tension headache at some point in their life. The pain reported is usually…

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04. 06. 2017

TMJ

How Can Stem Cells Benefit my TMJ?

For those of you who have been following my blog, you will recall that TMJ stands for your Temporomandibular Joints (jaw joints). Each person has a left and right TMJ and can experience a problem or dysfunction in one side or both.  A TMJ Dysfunction is typically referred to as TMD.  The TMJ has many…

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04. 06. 2017

TMJ

Vertigo & TMD

As you may recall from other blogs you have read here on my website, TMJ dysfunction (TMD) is known as “The Great Impostor” because its symptoms mimic those of many other conditions. One that we will focus on this week is Vertigo, which is a sensation of dizziness that can cause postural imbalances. In other…

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