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

  Introduction to Orthotropic Remediation and the Importance of Nasal Breathing If traditional headgear often results in serious and unwanted side-effects, is there a better approach? For the answer, we went to Dr. John Mew, eminent English orthodontist, whose outside-of-the-box thinking has brought relief to countless patients. Per Dr. Mew, all traditional orthodontic-based dental appliances will […]

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  Growth Pattern Distortions Related to Orthodontic Headgear Placement. “Headgear” is a familiar term in traditional orthodontics. The oft-dreaded phrase conjures up an image of a child’s face in straps wrapping around the head and attaching to a metal bar, terminating in braces and a mouth-piece. Simply put, traditional orthodontics is structured on the premise that there are too many teeth […]

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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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