HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, FIBROMYALGIA, SLEEP APNEA, SWALLOWING PROBLEMS AND TMJ DISORDERS ARE ALL CLOSELY RELATED IN BOTH CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE BLOG ENTRY TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THESE DISORDERS. ALMOST ALL TREATMENT OF HEADACHES MUST CONSIDER THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM. A new study “Effect of CPAP treatment on residual depressive symptoms in patients with major depression and coexisting sleep apnea: Contribution of daytime sleepiness to residual depressive symptoms.” (see abstract below) suggests that treatment of sleep apnea …

Pain Is Destroying My Life! Pain Solutions Restore Your Quality Of Life.

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Living day to day with severe or chronic pain can be agonizing to your spirit, your family and your life. There is hope for patients with chronic head, neck, face and back pain. Millions are disabled with chronic pain. It i estimated that 100 million Americans have chronic pain and as many as 11 million are disabled by chronic headaches …

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The number of abbreviations in medicine and dentistry is amazing.  In this short post I am going to give only a small number of definitions routinely utilized in literature and culture concerning TMJ disorders, often called “the Geat Imposter”  This will be an open Blog and will be added to over time.  Please come back and visit and if you …

Looking for a Physiologic Dentist in Ilinois for my Severe Pain

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This is a reprinted letter and response from I Hate Headaches.org Rachel: I have been living with severe head and neck pain for years. I am often at my wits end and I heard about physiologic dentistry. I have read about it on I Hate Headaches and want to find a physiologic dentist in Illinois. Dear Rachel, What issues are …

What to do with bite changes from SomnoDent Appliance from Somnomed?

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Julie’s Question: I have obstructive sleep apnea and I wear a Somnomed (SomnoDent)  appliance at night. As a result, my bottom teeth and top teeth are meeting on top of each other and the bottom teeth are off to the side. I would to be able to straighten my bite and wear the sleep appliance at night. Is this possible? …

Cost of TMJ Treatment;

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The costs of treating a TMJ disorder can vary widely. Some patients need minimal treatment or a night-guard only and costs are nominal.  The biggest cost can be non-treatment.  Shimshak et al showed in his landmark papers that patients with TMJ diagnosis have a 300% increase in medical costs in every single field of medicine except obstetrics.  These costs are …

TMJ and Lyme Disease: Many Symptoms Overlap

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There are many signs and symptoms that are similar in Lyme disease to patients with TMJ and Sleep disorders.  Frequently both of these conditions are overlaid.  Treatment of musculoskeletal issues will not correct or cure Lyme disease but will improve the quality of patients lives.   The following videos are of a patients suffering from both Lyme disease and TMJ. …

Barrington: Innovative Treatment Protocols for Fast Relief of TMJ (TMD) Disorders

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Patients from across Chicagoland and the Midwest are finding answers for TMJ disorders in Highland Park, Illinois. The following is a reprint of a 24/7 Press Release: Innovative Treatment Protocols for Fast Relief of TMJ (TMD) Disorders: You Deserve a Better Quality of Life. Solutions Now Available for Problem Headaches and Migraines Amazing TMJ Testimonial Video. Improving the quality of …

Chicago ProloTherapy and TMJ Disorders: TMJ AND PROLOTHERAPY

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Prolotherapy is used for many musculoskeletal conditions including joint laxity. It can be used to treat varying conditions like rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow or any joint laxity. Prolo is short for Proliferation therapy and involves use of an irritant to increase collagen production. Prolotherapy alone cannot treat TMJ disorders but combined with a physiologic orthotic can actually fix some …

Curing TMJ!

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The idea of curing TMJ needs to be looked at in several ways. Doctors do not actual heal anyone but what they can do is remove the impediments to healing.  The body has a natural capacity to heal, the best medicine allows it to heal. TMJ disorders are a type of repetitive strain injury often made worse by parafuctional habits …