Even before graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry I began my search for answers to my own headache pain so I might help myself and others. In 1978 after ten years as a practicing professional, I attended a dental education course focusing on balancing the bite. The course, on balancing the meshing of our teeth, launched me into a whole new direction in my practice of dentistry.
I began focusing on the resolution of head and neck pain. An unbalanced bite can cause muscle spasms in the face and neck. Much like the pain of menstrual muscle contraction, the muscle contraction of the face results in headaches and head/neck pain. Along with the unbalanced bite and clenching, there are numerous causes for the muscles to contract result in pain.
Since then I have taken thousands of hours of education in the area of TMJ/TMD and head and neck pain. I have been fortunate to have taken courses from some of the most innovative clinical practitioners in America.
“Innovative clinical practitioners” come in many flavors and I have learned from M.D.’s, osteopaths, dentists, physical therapists, chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners.
I have made it a point not to limit my sources for knowledge to just Dentists, or MDs or any other medical discipline. If I might be able to increase my knowledge, I’m interested! As we all know curing headache pain is no easy task. I found that some of the most innovative health professionals are those treating head & neck pain.
I have been providing dental appliances for those suffering from snoring, sleep apnea, CPAP intolerance, and head and neck pain in increasing numbers. Many folks are just unable to tolerate the traditional therapies available. My clinical experience has shown me that most headache patients have a sleep apnea component to their problem. We have had great success with head and neck pain patients as we treated sleep apnea and snoring.
My experience with, and education on, serious health problems resulting from blocked air passages fueled my determination to resolve sleep problems and has led me to discoveries and, finally, the patent for the FULL BREATH Breathing Solution Appliance.
Dental appliances are effective and have been for some time highly recommended by the Academy of Sleep Medicine as an alternative method of treatment for Sleep Apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep) for those who are CPAP intolerant.
As of February 1, 2006, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has designated oral sleep appliances as the NUMBER ONE treatment avenue for mild and moderate sleep apnea and snoring! And for patients who are CPAP intolerant.
In working with my patients, however, I found that traditional appliances were not resolving the difficulties many of them faced with their sleep breathing problems.
Something else was needed to make the appliance more effective in all cases. I finally developed that “something else” and the FULL BREATH Breathing Solution was created, tested, approved by the FDA and is now available to you today.
Most people do not realize how much the quality of their sleep affects their daily lives. Others do nothing about their sleep problem even when they know it can lead to a life-threatening disease!
Rather than focus on some negative scary statistics, however, my patients and I discuss the tremendous benefits of a really good night’s sleep. We are all constantly hearing about problems and I’m sure that, like me, you would rather focus on SOLUTIONS.
So call 818-702-6002 or email me to start finding out about our solutions …solutions that can allow you to wake up feeling refreshed, alert, alive and more youthful…solutions with which you can REALLY LIVE!