Chicago Facial Pain Relief: Atypical Facial Pain solutions

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Facial Pain is primarily mediated through either the Trigeminal Nerve (Cranial Nerve V) and /or the Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve 7)   According to John Hopkins “Atypical Facial Pain is a pain disorder of the face which shares some features with trigeminal neuralgia. The pain may be different – most often longer in duration (minutes, hours, or continuous), and of a …

TMJ Tongue pain, Tongue Position and Deviate Swallows

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TMJ Problems Can Be Identified Early By Identifying Scalloped Tongues The normal swallow is completed with the teeth in full occlusion (contact between the upper and lower teeth).  When patients develop deviate swallows they turn their tongue into an orthotic that leads to cascading problems.  The scalloped tongue, most commonly found on the sides of the tongue are actually the …