Neuromuscular Dentistry and the Autonomic Nervous System

Neuromuscular Dentistry utilizes a tool called the Myomonitor, an Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) TEN Shat stimulates and relaxes the muscles fed by the fifth (trigeminal nerve) and seventh (facial nerve) cranial nerves. This is extremely important as it is this relaxation that allows both rest position, mandibular trajectory to be established and used to find Myocentric Bite. The Myocentric bite …

CHICAGO Pediatric Headache Relief: Treatment of Disabling Headache with Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks. New 2018 study in Journal of Headache Pain

A very significant study (abstract below) showed effectiveness of unilateral occipital nerve blocks in treating a range of different types of disabling headaches in pediatric and adolescent patients. Early and effective treatment is especially important in children. The population consisted of 159 patients 79% had chronic migraine, 14% new daily persistent headache, 4% a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, 3% secondary headache …

Orofacial Pain, TMD, TMJ, Headaches, Migraines and More: Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana

This was originally published on ThinkBetterLife.com What is Orofacial Pain and how does it relate to TMJ Disorders and Headaches. the term Craniofacial pain, is also commonly used by dental groups as well as universities such as Tufts. According to the Academy of Orofacial Pain the term covers the following subjects that I have expanded on: 1. TMJoint Disorders or …

TMJ Alias, The Great Imposter, Has a Co-Conspirator: Poor Sleep ……Is Dr Shapira’s guest editorial in Cranio Journal

Important information for all patients with Sleep Disorders or TM Joint Disorders (TMD) is presented that is vital to patients with poor sleep or chronic pain, headaches or migraines. Cranio, The Jpurnal of CranioMandibular Practice is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, TMD, and related disorders. In a monumental move Riley Lunn the editor is changing the journal …