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TREATING CHRONIC PAIN AND BREATHING DISORDERS WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Orthodontic Practice US (Volume 10 Number 2) | April 2019 Dr. Steven R. Olmos explores high-tech solutions to treatment problems

Chronic pain and breathing disorders can be effectively treated with various technologies that take the frustration out of treatment for both the clinician and the patient. Check out the variety of technologies that help Dr. Steven Olmos treat these disorders. Educational aims and objectives: This clinical article aims to discuss how to treat chronic pain and breathing disorders with technology. Expected outcomes:
  • Recognize how 3D imaging can be beneficial for evaluation of chronic pain and breathing disorders.
  • Realize the role that low-level laser therapy can play in chronic pain treatment.
  • Realize how orthodontic appliance therapy can help in treatment of chronic pain, sleep-breathing disorders, and orthopedic/orthodontic therapy.
  • Identify some testing methods for these chronic pain and breathing disorder issues.

IMPROVED NASAL VOLUME UTILIZING HYPEROSMOTIC SALINE XYLITOL MIXTURE

diagram of parts of the face and teeth

ECronicon Open Access – EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine | April 2019
by Dr. Steven R. Olmos & Dr. Joseph Baba

This paper quantifies the reduction of soft tissue hypertrophy of the nasal complex resulting in an increase of nasal volume and increased flow using a mixture of Xylitol and Saline. The health benefits of improved nasal breathing through increased inspired nasal NO (nitric oxide) and the antimicrobial benefits of Xylitol are discussed. Restoration of functional breathing (nasal) and it’s relation-ship to up righting head posture is reviewed. Keywords: Xlear; Xylitol; Nasal Obstruction; Forward Head Posture; Nitric Oxide

ORAL APPLIANCES — PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

diagrams of appliances on teeth

Orthodontic Practice US (Volume 9 Number 4) | June 2018 Dr. Steven R. Olmos and Matt Rago review oral appliances and their characteristics

Oral appliances designed for relief of facial pain and jaw dysfunction, sleep breathing disorders, and orthodontics have been utilized for many years with little change in materials until recently. This article will review indications/limitations of existing designs/materials, and how computer-aided manufacturing allows for better and healthier alternatives. There is always a reason for patients’ symptoms. Chronic face, jaw, head, and neck pain are all interrelated and are highly comorbid with sleep breathing disorders.1 Malocclusion, skeletal development deficiencies, and teeth crowding are symptoms of a functional breathing disorder.2-7 Oral appliances are used for each indication.

DIDN’T SLEEP MUCH LAST NIGHT? HERE’S HOW TO GET THROUGH THE DAY

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www.nbcnews.com

These tips will help you survive the day when you’re running on empty.