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Movement Disorders

Oral Appliances Can Help With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disease that affects motor skills. Usually those diagnosed with Parkinson's experience debilitating tremors as well as stiff muscles. Many people also rely heavily on expensive medication that only mask some of the symptoms. While there is not a cure for Parkinson's as of yet, there is treatment that [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Movement Disorders, Parkinson's|Comments Off on Oral Appliances Can Help With Parkinson’s Disease

Medieval Scribe “Diagnosed” with Essential Tremor

Before the invention of the printing press, all books had to be copied by hand. This made the production of books a labor-intensive process, and each book could take a year or more to copy. The books produced by these scribes remind us that they were being produced by the hands of individuals, and not [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Movement Disorders, Tremor|Comments Off on Medieval Scribe “Diagnosed” with Essential Tremor

New Foundation Ignores Dental Causes and Symptoms of TMJ

A new organization launched this month with the goal of conducting research and educating people with TMJ disorders and facial palsy. The Foundation for Facial Recovery aims to be a resource for healthcare providers so that they can properly diagnose facial palsy and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). According to the Foundation’s news release [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Jaw Pain, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's, TMJ|Comments Off on New Foundation Ignores Dental Causes and Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ Therapy and Botox Help Treat Spasmodic Torticollis

Treating spasmodic torticollis (also called cervical dystonia) and other movement disorders takes time and patience. Sometimes, you need to visit several different types of medical professionals before you find the treatment that works best for you. In many cases, the key to successful torticollis treatment is perseverance. Spotting the Symptoms Early The cause [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on TMJ Therapy and Botox Help Treat Spasmodic Torticollis

Can Obesity Promote the Development of MS?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 2.1 million people suffer from MS. Unfortunately, no one knows why people develop this debilitating disease of the central nervous system; however, researchers have recognized some patterns. Statistics suggest that women are twice as likely to develop MS as men. Additionally, new research indicates that obesity may [...]

By |February 1st, 2013|Movement Disorders, MS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Obesity Promote the Development of MS?
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