TMJ Disorder and Parkinsons Disease


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:

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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.



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.
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