Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea Changes Life!

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This patient video describes how Ed, a pilot has used an oral appliance for the last nine years and how it has changed his quality of life! The field of sleep disorders and Sleep Apnea is very complex.  There are multiple variables that determine success of treatment.  I have spent over 35 years researching sleep apnea and oral appliances, teaching …

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 …

What All Headaches Have In Common: Migraines, Cluster Headaches, Chronic Daily Headaches, New Persistent Headaches Cluster Headaches

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HEADACHES: Question from Kasey in Pennsylvania: I always seem to have a headache that never 100% goes away, and it usually varies day to day. It can get worse by mid to the end of the day. I don’t have bad jaw pain but could that be a culprit, can foods cause tension headaches? Dr Shapira …

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 …

Self Administration of SPG Blocks by Patients.

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The SPG Block or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block can be extremely effective at preventing and eliminating migraines. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is part of the Autonomic Nervous System. It is the Largest Parasympathetic Ganglion and treatment with lidocaine has been shown to be very effective for treating a wide variety of chronic and acute pain syndromes including Migraine, Cluster Headache, Chronic Daily …

New Guidelines for Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

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New guidelines for Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring have been released by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I am glad to report the new guidelines are essentially the same as my office guidelines have been for 30 years of treating sleep apnea and snoring.  In fact these are almost identical to …

Fatigue is a killer

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Fatigue is a result of poor sleep, high stress and depression Do you feel tired all the time and find it hard to sleep at night? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. You should be able to get 8 good hours of sleep at night to stop you feeling always tired during the day. Fatigue can have long term effects …

Lack of Sleep

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Still feeling tired after a good night’s sleep? Do you feel tired in the morning, even after getting a good amount of sleep the night before? You may also find that you can’t sleep very well and spend hours awake at night, which can lead you to feeling tired during the day. Lack of sleep or Sleep deprivation can not only make …

TMJ Treatment

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How TMJ is treated by a dentist Finding the reason behind the pain that you feel is the best method for a dentist to determine how to treat your condition. Though many patients assume that all type of TMJ treatment are the same, treatments vary significantly from patient to patient.  There are a wide variety of TMJ disorders and frequently …

TMJ Sleep Disorders

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TMJ sleep disorders The TMJ (abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint) connects the jawbone to the skull. Located in front of the ears on each side of the head, the joint is cushioned by a soft disk that allows it to move smoothly. Disorders of the TMJ can lead to a variety of problems, some of which might not seem to …