What is TMD? Santa Clara Expert explains.

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What is TMD? TMD or Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where the sliding hinge joint between the temporal bone and Mandible is damaged leading to pain around the jaw and ear, difficulty chewing, and locking of the jaw. The Temporal Mandibular Joint controls the lower jaw’s movement and is responsible for our chewing motions.  This…

Decoding Annoying Pain: What your Body may be trying to tell you.

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“Pain it’s the last symptom to show up and the first symptom to go away” Typically patients come in thinking that their pain is the thing that has been interfering with their life, but really pain can be indicative of so much more.    Back pain: Did you know that your lower back pain could…

Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

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  Though typically characterized by agonizingly loud snoring, Sleep Apnea can do more damage to you than to your partner’s ears…   Sleep Apnea is charercterized by intervals of abrupted breathing during the normal sleep cycle. These abrupted breathing patterns result in cycles of low oxygenation within the body. A recent study headed by Dr.…