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.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Using an Aqualizer to relieve jaw discomfort

Jaw pain is relatively infrequent with oral appliance therapy. If it affects you it is a major problem. Always discuss pain with your doctor because there are many easy fixes to the pain. Two of the best are spray and stretch to eliminate muscle pain using Dr Travell's techniques (see previous post) and an Aqualizer.

The Aqualizer was invented by Dr Marty Lerman and it can give remarkable relief to some patients with jaw pain. It is quick and easy to use and costs under $35 for an appliance. Wearing an Aqualizer for as little as 20 minutes can relieve jaw pain and for many other pains.

It is a simple form of Neuromuscular Dentistry that can be extremely helpful for patients using oral appliances to treat slep apnea.

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posted by Dr Shapira at 9:17 PM