Interview With Lee Weinstein

  Lee Weinstein has been inventing since he was 13 years old when he invented a device that could answer the phone before it rings, so he and his friends could call each other in the middle of the night and arrange to sneak out and pretend to be secret agents. After graduating from and…

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Is There Gender Bias in Pain Management?

According to research, there are differences between men and women when it comes to chronic pain. Women experience pain more intensely and more often than men. Females also respond to pain management differently, and their pain is not only often under-treated, it is treated less aggressively than their male counterparts. In a recent study it was…

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Do You Have Bruxism?

Normal chewing applies forces of around 25 to 50 pounds on the back molar teeth. clenching and grinding have been shown to create forces as high as 250 pounds during sleep. During normal chewing the upper and lower teeth may come into contact only for 25-30 minutes in a 12 hour day. During sleep bruxism…

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Tinnitus…..10 Things That You Can Do Starting Today

If you are hearing ringing noise in your ears when there is no external sound source around you, chances are that you have tinnitus. Nearly a third of the population suffers from Tinnitus; ringing in the ears. And, of that third about 25% percent have it seriously enough to seek medical attention.  The sounds you hear…

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TMJ Disorder and Referred Pain

referred pain  re·ferred pain (r?-fûrd’)    n.  Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from its area of origin. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Ear pain, a feeling of stuffiness and or ringing in the ears? Dizziness Shoulder or neck pain? Pain behind or above the…

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I’ve Had It! How to Tell If a TMJ Website is Scamming You

This post has been brewing for a while, and I’ve just gotten to the point where I’ll scream if I see yet another website promoting a program that promises a TMJ “cure,” (but delivers nothing you can’t find yourself for free on the internet). If you are like most patients, you have been to the…

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TMJ Disorder Glossary

    ADA- The American Dental Association ADHESION- An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds together two anatomic surfaces which are normally separated from each other. ANKYLOSIS–  Ankylosis refers to the partial or complete inability to open the mouth which results in functional and growth deformation of the mandible. ANTERIOR DISC DISPLACEMENT WITHOUT REDUCTION…

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Orgain Meal Replacement Review

We often get asked about protein drinks and meal replacements.   Orgain was developed by a doctor who was undergoing cancer treatment. He used this product to help stay healthy and maintain his weight during treatment. One of our test panel members tried Orgain and here is what she said: Orgain is an organic ready-to-drink protein…

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Oatmeal Creme Brulee

Ingredients 4 Cups Water 3 Cups quick cooking oatmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup golden raisins Directions Coat slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and preheat on high. Bring water to boil, and pour into slow…

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Common Mistakes Made by Patients in Chronic Pain

“One of the things that patients cry out the most for is having someone actually listen to them and understand them,” says Micke Brown, director of advocacy at the American Pain Foundation.  Patients should think of themselves not as being a part of the problem, but as being part of the solution. This can be…

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