Dr. Tenholder has studied under the guidance of Dr. Brendan Stack to learn about the treatment of patients with movement disorders. Dr. Stack has dedicated his career to understand and optimize the neurologic input of the auriculotemporal division of the trigeminal nerve in treating patients with movement disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome, cervical dystonia, gait disorders and Parkinson’s Disease.
This powerful nerve is located in the back of the jaw joint and is stimulated when a patient clenches their teeth together. Relieving the pressure on that nerve through dental appliance therapy often results in a reduction of neurologic symptoms associated with the entrapment of that nerve within the jaw joint, often due to a displaced disc in the TMJ and compression of the cranial bones.
For decades it has been believed that most movement disorders originate deep in the brain. What if they have been looking in the wrong place? Learn more about what treatment of
The Fifth Nerve through dental appliance therapy can do for movement disorder patients.
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