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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chicago: Headaches, TMJ, TMD, and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Treatment of Chronic Daily Headaches, Tension Headaches, morning headaches and Migraines is frequently is best done thru Neuromuscular Dentistry. All of the disorders mentioned are largely under the influence of the Trigeminal Nervous System.

Neuromuscular Dentists use diagnostics neuromuscular orthotics to allow the Jaw Joints (TMJ, Temporomandibular Joints, TM Joints), the Jaw muscles (stomatognathic muscles), Cervical (NECK) Muscles and nervous system to heal. The use of reversible treatment initially is crucially important to allow correction of the entire postural chain.

Dentists and Physicians do not "heal" their patients but rather remove the impediments to healing. As healing occurs and pain decreases patients experience a feeling of well being. This feeling of well being is as important as the reductions in pain. This feeling of well being is the result of decreases in nociceptive input to the brain. The brain works like a computer and nociceptive input creates negative feedback. In IT language this is an I/O (input/output) error. The expression Garbage In - Garbage Out used to describe I/O errors can also be used to explain how incompatible neuromuscular jaw function creates headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety and sleep disorders.

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