Richard C. Gerardo

D.C., C.S.C.P., D.A.C.B.N.

Chiropractic - TMJ Therapy

Burbank

(818) 567-0866

Thousand Oaks

(805) 409-3160

  Both conventional health care and alternative/holistic medicine diagnose and treat symptoms. But there are some important differences. Conventional Health Care: The Bottom Line Due to the current climate of insurance policy and health care regulations, rather than taking the time to correctly diagnose a patient and create an appropriate treatment plan, many health care […]

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Effective holistic chiropractic diagnostic evaluation of a TMJ patient begins at the top of the head and ends at the soles of the feet. And what does treatment entail? Effective, long-lasting relief requires a multi-pronged approach based on a thorough and skilled assessment of individual patient needs. Balancing the cranial-sacral system using SOT cranial therapy […]

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TMJ and the Musculoskeletal System The musculosteletal system is made up of the bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue that support and attach tissues and organs. This system supports the body, allowing motion and protecting vital organs. As TMJ issues inherently involve the musculoskeletal system, treatment of TMJ […]

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What is TMJ – Overview In our complex modern lives, we tend to overload our schedules, spend long hours in front of computer screens, skimp on nutritious meals and adequate sleep and run from appointment to appointment on our “time off.” Exhausting! This near-constant state of busyness and stress often results in facial tension, jaw […]

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Especially during this past year, it’s been brought to our attention by a number of TMJ implant patients having their implants removed that their surgeon told them the devices MUST be returned to the manufacturer. We asked the Senate Health, Educ…

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Last month we began our report on findings in OPPERA’s Act Two,” the second series of analyses of data from the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA) study, which enrolled healthy volunteers at four campus sites in Chapel Hill, NC; Baltimore; MD; Buffalo, NY; and Gainesville, FL. Follow-up questionnaires were available from 2,737 enrollees, and clinical examinations in the course of the study documented that 260 of these people developed first-onset TMD.

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Last month we began our report on findings in OPPERA’s Act Two,” the second series of analyses of data from the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA) study, which enrolled healthy volunteers at four campus sites in Chapel Hill, NC; Baltimore; MD; Buffalo, NY; and Gainesville, FL. Follow-up questionnaires were available from 2,737 enrollees, and clinical examinations in the course of the study documented that 260 of these people developed first-onset TMD.

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