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How to Get Enormous Relief from TMJ Disorder with a DNA Appliance

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What is a DNA appliance?   These appliances are becoming increasingly popular within the dental community. However, a lot of patients wonder what makes this appliance so special. The Vivos appliance used by Think Better Life and numerous other dental practices can help to treat a plethora of dental conditions – from sleep apnea to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder) …

Prolotherapy, Prolozone for treating Myofascial Trigger Points, Tendon Attachment Pain and TMJoints

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I have successfully utilized Prolotherapy and trigger point injections for many years using lidocaine and dextrose. I had both of my torn rotator culls treated with Prolo with great results. More recently I had Ozone and lidocaine in both knees giving long term improvements in pain. The procedure was remarkably easy and except for initial injection practically painless. I recently …

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Chicago Head and Neck Pain. Chronic Pain Answers in Chicago.

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Finding answers to Head and Neck Pain, CranioFacial Pain and Orofacial pain in Chicago.  Dr Shapira has been treating chronic head and neck pain and related TMJ Disorders for 40 years. Chronic Head and Neck Pain is difficult and frequently disabling but sometimes the answers are easy with the right combination of treatment. To understand what goes wrong with treatment …

Headaches at back of head feel like blood vessels are swelling up.

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This is a patient who contacted Dr Shapira from the I Hate Headaches.org website.   Lisa:  Tell us about your headaches…:    So I had an mri done & found out that my jaw was partially dislocated. I have braced to correct it. My headaches start in the back of my head & it feels like the blood vessels are swelling …

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 …

Chicago: Orofacial Pain, TMD, TMJ, Headaches, Migraines and More

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Orofacial Pain Referral:   https://thinkbetterlife.com/referrals/ View patient video testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg/videos What is Orofacial Pain and how does it relate to TMJ Disorders and Headaches. Please visit this entire site to learn about help available for treating your Orofacial Pain and visit the patient testimonials about how they received help with their Orofacial Pain. The term Craniofacial pain, is also commonly used …

Anti-Aging Dentistry and Cosmetic Reconstruction

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Can dentistry provide a virtual fountain of youth? Beautiful smiles are about far more than white teeth. Beautiful Smiles ideally have healthy anatomical and physiological basis. Face lift Dentistry, Virtual facelifts, Denture Facelift are actually possible by utilizing physiologic dentistry and esthetic dentistry to recreate an ideal physiological position for the maxilla and mandible. This may seem impossible but is …

TMJ Pain and Sleep

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TMJ Pain and Sleep: Why do I have trouble sleeping? Do you find trouble sleeping and at the same time have jaw pain? A lot of Americans suffer from one sleep disorder or another but the most common is something called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the airways become blocked and you find that you keep waking up as …