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COMPLEX TMJ DISORDER

(TMD COMORBIDITY WITH MEDICAL CONDITION)*

TMJ Disorder signs and symptoms can be present at the same time as other diseases or conditions in the same person, this is known as comorbidity

TMJ DISORDER (TMD) AND COMORBID

TOURETTE'S SYNDROME/ NECK TICS

TMJ Disorder Treatment can be completed for patient's with comorbid conditions such as:

  • Oromandibular Dystonia

  • Blepharospasm

  • other Motor Movement Disorder conditions  

The Trigeminal Nerve has connections to

  • Facial Nerve:  facial muscles

  • Hypoglossal Nerve:  tongue muscles

  • Glossopharyngeal:  throat & tongue muscles

  • Vagus Nerve:  ear

  • Cervical Nerves (C1-C6): neck & shoulder muscles

  • Sympathetic System:  flight or fight response

  • Parasympathetic System: rest & digest system   

  • Locomotor Center:  to initial locomotion

  • Emotional Pain Center

TMJ DISORDER (TMD) AND COMORBID

GAIT DISORDER / POOR BALANCE

TMJ DISORDER (TMD) AND COMORBID

CERVICAL DYSTONIA

DR. BRENDAN STACK

COMPLEX TMJ TREATMENT METHOD

Great men sit on the shoulder of Giants, and Dr. Stack was our Giant.

Dr. Rick Soordhar and Dr. Vick Soordhar have been very fortunate to have been mentored and spent time in Dr. Brenden Stack's office to learn his method to treat complex TMJ Disorder patients.  

Dr. Brendan C. Stack was a great mentor, teacher and friend of Dr. Rick and Dr. Vick Soordhar who passed away July 24, 2020.    Dr. Stack's was a university-trained orthodontist who limited his practice to treating patients with TMJ Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, and Craniofacial Pain since 1965.  He was a pioneer expert in the field for over 40 years of his career and Dr. Rick Soordhar and Dr. Vick Soordhar were fortunate enough to have been mentored and trained by Dr. Brendan Stack for TMJ Orthodontics, treating TMJ Disorders, and diagnosing TMJ problems such as jaw pain, jaw noises, headaches, migraines, face pain, ear pain, poor balance, dizzyness and bad bites.   Dr. Stack with his vast knowledge and career span treated patients with TMJ Disorders who also had comorbid medical conditions such as Tourette's Syndrome, Cervical Dystonia, Spasmotic Torticollis, Gait Disorders, Poor Balance, Blepharospams, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and other motor movement disorders.  He treated

Dr. Brendan C. Stack was a great mentor, teacher, and friend of Dr. Rick Soordhar And Dr. Vick Soordhar who passed away July 24, 2020.  

Dr. Stack was a pioneering expert in the field for over 50 years of his career and Dr. Rick Soordhar and Dr. Vick Soordhar were fortunate enough to have been mentored and trained by Dr. Brendan Stack for TMJ Orthodontics, treating complex TMJ Disorders, and diagnosing TMJ problems such as jaw pain, jaw noises, headaches, migraines, face pain, ear pain, poor balance, dizziness, and bad bites.

Dr. Stack with his vast knowledge and career span treated patients with TMJ Disorders who also had comorbid medical conditions such as Tourette's Syndrome, Cervical Dystonia, Spasmodic Torticollis, Gait Disorders, Poor Balance, Blepharospasm, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, and other motor movement disorders.  

 

He treated all these patients for their TMJ Disorder (jaw pain, jaw clicking, lockjaw, trouble opening the mouth), but he also noticed that their other symptoms ameliorated (got better). 

VIDEO

DR. BRENDAN STACK'S LECTURE ON TMJ DISORDERS AND MOTOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

(TOURETTE'S, CERVICAL DYSTONIA, GAIT DISORDER, ETC)

VIDEO

DR. BRENDAN STACK'S LECTURE ON TMJ DISORDERS AND MOTOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

(TOURETTE'S, CERVICAL DYSTONIA, GAIT DISORDER, ETC)

For example, when he treated the TMJ Dysfunction for kids with Tourette's, teens with Tourette's, and adult's with Tourette's Syndrome, the vast majority of these patient's had amelioration of their facial tics, eye blinking, shoulder shrugging, mouth tics, head nodding, head tremors, eyelid tics, and even vocal tics.  

He developed and refined his specialized technique over time and Dr. Rick Soordhar & Dr. Vick Soordhar were fortunate enough to learn it directly from him by spending time at his office as he treated patients and attending his lectures. 

Dr. Rick and Dr. Vick Soordhar TMJ Disorder patients with other comorbid conditions have benefited from this type of treatment.

Dr. Stack's specialized treatment technique involves wearing a dental mouthpiece, ALF functional jaw orthopedics, and/or orthodontics which allows for a better relationship between the lower jaw, upper jaw, and the base of the skull; no drugs or psychotherapy is required.  Dr. Stack's believed the TMJ internal derangement (TMJ disc being out of place) was a comorbid condition of Tourette's Syndrome, Cervical Dystonia, Spasmodic Torticollis, Gait Disorder (Poor Balance, Dizzyness), Migraines/Headaches, and other Motor Movement Disorders.

VIDEO

DR. SOORDHAR'S PATIENT WITH A TMJ DISORDER AND COMORBID TOURETTE'S SYNDROME

DR. ANTHONY B. SIMS  COMPLEX TMJ TREATMENT METHOD

Dr. Sims has been practicing dentistry for over 37 years in Columbia, Maryland; where he also treats TMJ/movement disorder patients. He has lectured on TMJ dysfunction, its treatment, and its connection to the various movement disorders. He has lectured over the United States and internationally on the Modern Advances in TMJ Treatment.  Because of Dr. Sims’ dedication and his extensive knowledge, he has earned the degree of Diplomat in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He has earned a degree as Doctor of Humanitarian Services from the World Organization of Natural Medicine. Also a degree as Integrative Medicine Doctor from the Board of Integrative Medicine, established by the World Health Organization.