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TMJ treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

On a Parkinsons Recovery radio show I aired four years ago Cheryl heralded a TMJ treatment for Parkinson’s Disease that offered her welcome relief from her Parkinson’s symptoms. For a little background on where this story starts – listen to this radio show by click on the link below:

Cheryl’s  Miracle Turnaround

John, a listener of the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show, recently asked Cheryl for an update on her current situation.  nI have her permission to post her email response to John which follows:

Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing

I guess you want to know if I am living Parkinson’s free, (among other things). Let me address this question first.. The short answer is : No, I’m not, unfortunately…Which is what I was hoping for – aren’t we all?

That being said.. There is a success story attached to that NO answer….

Sorry to be so confusing John. It’s kind of strange John.. But I would highly recommend gettting an appliance especially if you were diagnosed within the last 5 years!!.. I am still better then anyone else I know who is living with Parkinson;s.. My Neurologist at
UCLA can’t believe how little meds I take, how well I move, etc.. He says people living with Parkinson’s for 15 years , like I have, are all doing so much worse..

That being said: I have had lasting improvements, that I attribute to the appliance.. EX. I can brush my teeth manually. I can put a sandwich in a baggie and have improved penmanship to name a few things off the top of my head.

That being said. I fall down – a lot- and I have tremors in my legs, that I never had 6 months ago. So I can tell the disease is marching on….

The bottom line is: it’s worth it!!! I still advocate for everyone in the Parkinson;s community to get an appliance.. It’s not a cure but it definitely, definitely helps And it helps with out side effects. It also heals you today!! There is no waiting for clinical trials. And it’s immediate.. google Dr Brendon Stacks DDS in Virginia. Watch the videos… The appliance is real and it does work… I guess I was just hoping for more…but if the way I am is all I can get, well as I said.. I am still better of then if I had never used it.

Your friend in the trenches,

Cheryl

PS: I still wear my appliance, albeit not as often as what I should.

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Benefits of TMJ Treatment for Parkinson’s

I listened to a radio show from OCT 2010 called Cheryl’s Miracle on the benefits of TMJ. Do you have a follow up on Cheryl’s condition? Is she symptom free? Does she take meds anymore? Does she wear “Henry” the appliance anymore?

Patrick

 

Your question is certainly timely! I am currently in Cincinnati preparing for the second annual Parkinsons Recovery Summit. Cheryl will be one of the 18 workshop presenters and will give us all an update on Henry.  Join people who are coming from Australia, Europe, Canada, Mexico and across the United States for the Summit Friday and you will get all the answers to your questions – and more! Information about the Parkinsons Recovery Summit is at: http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
http://www.parkinsonsdisease.me

 

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TMJ Dental Devices Versus Decide for Success

On Friday, June 22, two workshops will be presented at the very same time slot: A preview of how TMJ treatment has helped people recover from Parkinson’s symptoms and a presentation by John Baumann, an international speaker on Parkinsons who inspires everyone to embrace health and wellness.

The Parkinsons Recovery Summit is being held in Cincinnati, Ohio June 22-23 at the Garfield Suites Hotel.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

           12:00-1:30

Cheryl Epstein
Jo Rosen

California
Kentucky
$15

 

 

         Reversing Many Parkinson’s
Symptoms And Reversing
Parkinson’s
Cheryl tells her story with a
dental device she nicknamed
Henry. Jo Rosen, Founder and
President of Parkinson’s
Resource Organization, joins
her to discuss the TMJ
results and other exciting
research discoveries.

      12:00 – 1:30

John Baumann
Louisville
Kroger
$15

Decide Success: 12 Action
Steps to Live Life to the
Fullest with Parkinsons
You Ain’t Dead Yet
This amazing workshop
offered by a proud ten year
person with Parkinsons
instructs People with
Parkinsons how to successfully
live life to the fullest.        
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TMJ, Lock Jaw and Parkinsons

Cheryl was a guest on my weekly radio show several months ago. I received permission from Dianna and Don to post the following question about TMJ and Lock Jaw that Don and Dianne ask Cheryl. If you have any insights here – please feel free to comment!

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
http://www.parkinsonsdisease.me

Cheryl, can you explain a bit more about you not having TMJ or lock jaw? I’ll tell you Don’s experience, so you can compare.

Don does not have any TMJ problems, to his knowledge. His jaw does click when he opens his mouth widely, and measuring this on a computer program rated his left jaw as having a sound of 127 out of a possible 800. Don also had x-rays that showed the space between the trigeminal joint and the inner Eustachian tube is 1 cm; the space should be about 4 cm.

We were told that a branch of the trigeminal nerve and blood vessels pass through this area. Constriction of the area would put pressure on both that could cause problems. The purpose of the appliance is to shift the jaw forward, thus increasing the space and taking the pressure of the nerve and blood vessels.

Is any of this similar to your process?

Dianne and Don

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Treatment for TMJ to Relieve Parkinson’s SymptomsMJ

We tracked your interview with Cheryl (on the radio show) who had treatment for TMJ issues. How is she doing now? Has she stabilized? Is she continuing to improve? Has she regressed? I ask because there is a cranial facial specialist in Canada, relatively close to us, and we are considering following Cheryl’s path.

In our case, my husband does have a TMJ misalignment. The space between the TMJ and the eustachian tube, which should be abut 4 mm, is 1 mm. The misalignment is possibly as a result of tongue-thrusting as a young child.  (Try sticking your tongue out, and you will notice your lower jaw moves backwards.) Dr. Rondeau explained that this constricts blood vessels and a branch of the trigeminal nerve that pass through this space.

Diane

Cheryl sent me an update on her situation which I posted here on the blog on March 21st. Scroll down to read her update. I am happy to report that she continues to get more and more relief from her symptoms.

In my opinion, TMJ mis-alignments are one of many causes of the neurological symptoms associated with Parkinsons Disease. If it does happen to be a factor for you in particular – as it is for Cheryl – it would seem to be a very smart move to have an appliance fitted.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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Clarification on TMJ and Parkinson’s

For the record, I never had a TMJ issue.  Henry(my appliance)  is prescribed by a TMJ dentist, but it’s for Parkinson’s patients.  If you have TMJ that’s a separate issue.  The two don’t necessarily need to be together.  I don’t mean to be picky.  I just want people to be aware one isn’t an off shoot of the other.

Thank you again for the work you do Robert, and the difference you are making in so many people’s lives.

Respectfully,

Cheryl

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TMJ and Parkinsons Disease

Cheryl was a guest on my radio show several months ago. She reported experiencing remarkable improvement in her Parkinson’s symptoms after getting a TMJ appliance that corrects jaw mislignments over time. She named her appliance Henry. Below is an update on her progress which she gave me permission to post.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

I have some great news today. I went to my neurologist at UCLA.  He’s been monitoring me since 2006.  He was genuinely amazed and started asking me questions about Henry.Everything during my neurological exam rated NORMAL for the first time. And, I’ve lowered my medicatins.  Can you believe it?  He couldn’t.   I could.  I’m going in the right direction.  Yahoo!

I’m not perfect. I don’t want to come off like that. But it was a huge step in the right direction to get the medical community to look seriously at what the powers of Henry can offer…pretty cool, uh?

Respectfully,

Cheryl

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TMJ Disorder and Parkinsons Disease

Comment:

Just listened to your radio show interview with your guest Cheryl which aired October 21, 2010. Makes sense.

Read that general anesthesia during surgery can exacerbate PD symptoms and that spinal anesthesia is recommended.

Think about it….  General anesthesia requires incubation.  Jaw is pulled forward (disturbing TMJ joint) and tube is pushed into airway.   Here is video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J3J38se3TQ&feature=related

Told my doctors that shoulder/arm/hand pain and dysfunction I’ve had for over a year is similar to myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome symptoms I experienced 30 years ago from clenching my teeth.   Was misdiagnosed then as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.  Three months of dental appliance cured my pain/dysfunction and I was able to return to work.

Didn’t suspect TMJ this time because I don’t clench anymore.

But, will follow that up and let you know.

There are probably thousands of causes of PD and I’ll have to take them one by one but will never give up.

LE

Response:

Like you, I also believe there are many factors that contribute to the neurological symptoms of Parkinson’s. This is clearly what my research reveals. Once you figure out the cause you can take action to remedy the imbalance in the body.

We all look forward to getting an update.

All the best

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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Two Informational Questions

Question:

What is the website for the guest on your radio show yesterday, Gord Summer?

Response:

Gord Summer does not have a website.

Question:

Who do and how do I get in touch with the people regarding TMJ (don’t think I can make the meeting but I need to talk with them re implants and timing of appliances.

Response:

Contact Parkinsons Resource Organization at www.parkinsonresource.org. The President is Jo Rosen who  is organizing the conference to be held in January on the topic of TMJ and Parkinsons.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery
www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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Dentists in Australia Qualified to Give TMJ Assessments

Question:

Hi Robert,

I’ve just listened to Cheryl’s fascinating story. Thank you for making it available

I live in Melbourne, Australia and have been challenged by Parkinson’s since 1998 and now I’m 59. I am a man.

Could you kindly direct me to where I can find a list of dentists providing this retainer device – and specifically the one that Cheryl went to? Or perhaps you could put em in touch with her via email. Thanks. Of course if you have any info about dentists providing this in Australia then of course that would be much appreciated.

Robert thank you so much for your prompt assistance with this request.

Cheers

Marek
Melbourne Australia

Response:

Click on the link below and you will find a listing of  dentists in Australia who are qualified to do the assessment and make the TMJ appliance. There is a listing of one dentist in Melbourne.

http://www.aacfp.org/cgi-bin/loc.pl?3

I have forwarded your correspondence to Cheryl so you can connect directly with her.

My goal for each of my weekly radio shows is to have information that people can act on to get sustained relief from their symptoms. I am so happy to learn that you found this program helpful. Please keep listening!

All programs are archived. You can listen to any program any time or listen live and ask my guests questions by calling in with the toll free number (877) 590-0733 at 3:00 pm central time Wednesdays.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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