Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Excellent Feedback on Sleep Apnea Treatment by Dr Poe

I have recently received excellent feedback from 2 patients on Dr William Poe in Los Alamitos, California. Bill took his initial course in oral appliances and Dental Sleep Medicine at my Gurnee office. Dental Sleep Medicine has grown to be a significant portion of his practice. Dr Poe loves improving lives and marriages by treating sleep apnea and eliminating snoring. Dr Poe is also a trained neuromuscular dentist who enjoys treating TMJ problems and headaches. The following is a recent post on http://www.ihateheadaches.org by Bill Poe.

"Am I Crazy or are my Headaches making me crazy?"

True statement made by a new patient during our first getting to know you meeting. "Am I Crazy or are my headaches making me crazy?" Can pain cause mental illness? I will have to look into that but I do see pain being the cause of irritability, a short fuse, and down right mean.

I try to concentrate on decreasing or eliminating the discomfort and then check your mental state. Its amazing how many of my non-neuromuscular dental colleagues do not treat TMJ/TMD. Their comments are usually something like "Those patients are crazy".
I have found just the opposite, that TMJ/TMD patients, once feeling better are the best patients and become their old selves again. Or at least that is what their family and friends say. And their demeanor in the office is 100% different from their 1st visit.

Constant pain can have a debilitating effect. Just ask someone who is in pain, and if it is you, then I wish you are on your way to reducing or better yet eliminating it.

Patients with snoring and/or sleep apnea will apprciate both the knowledge and care the Dr Poe gives each of his patients.

William C. Poe V, D.D.S.
4012 Katella Ave. Suite 203
Los Alamitos, California 9072
562.594.5067
E-mail contact form: http://www.orangecounty.ihatecpap.com/contact.html

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