Synopses & Reviews
If you are among the 60 million people in the United States affected by TMJ disorder, then you may know what it’s like to have your problem be misdiagnosed or go untreated. Perhaps you’ve undergone unnecessary and costly treatments to no avail. Dr. Uppgaard’s Total Wellness Program will help you understand this painful condition, relieve its symptoms, prevent its recurrence, and avoid unnecessary surgery. This comprehensive guide also explores the connection TMJ disorder has to fibromyalgia and whiplash.
“Dr. Uppgaard’s years of experience in treating patients with TMJ disorders….has enabled him to write a book of hope for those suffering from these disease entities. His description of simple, conservative, cost-effective approaches to relieving pain, getting well, and staying well are to be admired…This book is a ‘must read.’”
—Harold Gelb, D.M.D., P.C., Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain
This powerful book is the first of its kind and will unravel the mysteries and answer your questions regarding TMJ disorder. It is a virtual gold min of information about a previously misunderstood problem affecting millions of people.”
—John W. Witzig, D.D.S., President of the TMJ Institute of America
“How blessed we are to have the fruits of Dr. Uppgaard’s forty-plus years of conservative treatment in easy-to-understand form. How special it is that he has written this book for doctor and patient alike.”
—William E. Stein, D.D.S., Feature Editor, Northwest Dentistry Magazine.
A TMJ specialist teaches readers how to deal with pain, and then shows how to prevent symptoms by eliminating bad habits and controlling stress. 20 illustrations. 20 worksheets.
In Taking Control of TMJ, a dentist who specializes in treating TMJ disorders describes a number of simple, cost-effective steps that you can take to relieve pain, get well, and stay healthy. He brings these approaches together in a six-step wellness program that helps you understand what TMJ is. Learn to do exercises to improve jaw functioning, relieve pain, and release painful trigger points. The book discusses the connection between TMJ, whiplash, and fibromyalgia, and describes the use of splints and other treatments.
Six-step wellness program helps readers understand what TMJ is and provides exercises to improve jaw functioning, relieve pain and deal with trigger points, eliminate harmful habits, deal with contributing stress, and evaluate and improve your diet and exercise habits. Additional chapters cover the connection between TMJ, whiplash, & fibromyalgia. Describes the use of splints and other treatment options.
About the Author
Robert O. Uppgaard, DDS, operates a private practice that focuses exclusively on the treatment of TMJ. He received his degree from the University of Minnesota after completing two years of postgraduate study in oral pathology. Following twenty years of general practice in Minneapolis, he now lives and has his current practice in rural Northern Minnesota.
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