Dystonia, Tourette’s Syndrome & “Movement” Disorders and the TMJ Connection


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After  watching so many You  Tube videos of precious people suffering from  Tourette’s Syndrome, Dystonia and other movement disorders, I’ve decided to  include  “Movement” Disorders advocacy and information to my other health categories. Since suffering from TMJ-Dystonia for ten brutal years, I can no longer allow this  mysterious, vicious and often disabling neurological condition to disrupt and hinder my life. I vow to also  share valuable information, treatments and excellent doctors with everyone.

I cannot help but grieve for the enormity of  suffering and loss of quality of life, my movement disorder brethren suffer each day. Many of us  abide in prisons of extreme pain-discomfort,  embarrassment, isolation, depression and at time we grapple with losing  hope of ever  having a normal life. We avoid going out in public because people do not understand why our movements and loud voices have to be so disruptive.Some of our postures are downright bizarre and our movements erratic. Some of us spew profanities and we are often housebound

 Drugs often do little to give us relief or diminish the intensity of our uncontrollable movements, though most choose to use drugs in the hope that any day they will get better. My decision to discontinue prescribed pain-killers and pharmaceuticals ended a month after my first diagnosis. The muscle relaxers did nothing but make me spacey, apathetic and  drowsy. I finished my bottle and that was the end of it. Since then, my husband and i have chased many rabbit holes to find the root cause o my mouth-jaw spasms. Some of you may be asking. “Why not Botox or Deep Brain Stimulation surgery”? I am an ordained minister- prayer intercessor and Psalmist-Composer-Singer.  To create, produce music and  compose expositors, I must have a very lucid mind unhindered by any drugs.

 

It took almost nine years  researching the web, to find someone who could accurately address my  spasming mouth-jaws. I saw several You Tube videos from renowned  TMJ Specialist, Dr Jeffrey Brown, TMJ-Sleep Apnea center in Falls Church,  When I showed my husband, Mark, Dr. Browns and Dr Stacks, treatments he balked. It would be a burdensome expense. But the jaw misalignment had gotten to the point where it affected my sleep, my ability to even focus clearly on my creative productivity and even taking care of my house. I was in constant pain and the jerking, clenching-unclenching of my mouth was beyond anything I could endure..  Were it not for my strong relationship with Christ, I would have succumbed to  nervous breakdown!

 

Ir was getting harder and harder to endure the incredible pain in my now left jaw also  One day, my mouth was forcing itself to open so wide, the stress on my jaw joint was staggering to the point, I would pass out. I sobbed in and told Mark, I had to make an appointment with Dr brown. I was willing to travel any distance and though it would be a very costly investment, I was one I could not afford to invest in!

I watched more of Dr brown and Dr Stack’s You-Tube videos and was astounded at how successfully, the Tourette’s and TMJ Dystonia people responded. Indeed, their was something about that special mouth appliance that helped to re-align the jaw joints and helped to  decompress pressure on the facial and neck nerves.

So, Mark and i finally made the 3 hour drive to Falls Church. Dr Brown was kind enough to schedule my appointment,  the fitting of my mouth piece and its delivery all into one day, other wise we would have to go home to New Jersey and come back the very next day, which would have been too much for Mark since he was driving. I was so relieved that I could get relief from the bone on bone pain each day and the prevention of much bone spurs..

I continued my own  researching lower facial-jaw anatomy and how the jaw joint misalignment causes other issues, such as lose of cartilage. I found health websites that said that bone broth and gelatin helps. to rebuild cartilage. Dr Brown also told me to eliminate all dairy because it contributed to calcium loss! Now i understood how high calcium intakes caused by bones to lose calcium. I was very disappointed about my new diet wouldn’t include my former favorite cheeses and my twice weekly warm milk to get me to sleep before bed. My appetite was already poor because of being stressed and depressed about my jaw pain. It would be a new challenge to embrace a dairy-free diet and also get enough protein. Time for us also to not take serious our government guidelines lied to us and said dairy was bone-strengthening.’s nutritional guidelines.

It’s been around three months wearing this mouth appliance. I continue o declare my healing prayers each day and keep a positive outlook and attitude, knowing that nothing is impossible with God. He is more than able to completely  recreate new articular jaw joints,  cartilage and ligaments. I found several women on You Tube who received miraculous miracles of healing from God!  Without hearing these testimonies, I’m sure I would be in a deep depression.

Bridgette healed of TMJ!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWnaPpzu7A

 

Minister Becky Dvorak also has an anointed healing ministry and she explains how a child of God can receive their healing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWnaPpzu7A

 

The next two videos show two y6oung men, patients of Dr Stack and TMJ Sleep Apnea Center, of which Dr Jeffrey Brown has now taken over. The TMJ-Dystonia symptoms I suffer from are very similar to  except I don’t have the vocal tics and grunting.  It’s hard to imagine these young guys dealing with these violent spasms all day.

The uncontrollable movements not only affect me socially but socially as well. I’ve denied many invitation from my husband to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful, warm day at the flea market,  I just didn’t care to deal with the embarrassment of people staring at me while making ugly facial grimaces.

The two young men have had several successful adjustments with Dr Stack and have their lives back. There are many on the Facebook Dystonia groups who would greatly benefit from Dr Brown’s expertise in addressing jaw and facial misalignment.  This next link will take you inside the jaw misalignment connect as Dr Jeffrey gives us a lesson on  TMJ jaw joint anatomy.

http://sleepandtmjtherapy.com/2018/01/case-condylar-catastrophe/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ixYKlwrNQ

 

As I continue aspiring to minister and serve victims of domestic violence, troubled youth and the elderly as well as successfully marketing  my color photo-journaling books, beaded jewelry, fashions  and  Christ-help books, I make every effort to share what I’ve learned and recommend the amazing services of Dr Jeffrey Brown.  This man has been compassionate and cares about his patients. Unlike other doctors and specialist who treat  all their patients alike and with little special  attention, Dr Brown, tailors His  treatments  for each unique patient. TMJ Dystonia sufferers from all over the United States and some even travel from out of the country for his treatment.

Dr Jeffrey Brown

Sleep & TMJ Therapy
2841 Hartland Road Suite 301
Falls Church, VA 22043   703-821-1103-

 

I hope after reading this blog and watchi8ng the videos, you will seriously consider your next step and journey into healing and getting your life back. I have the added blessing of calling out to my Heavenly Father, Jehovah, Rappha, my Healer and His precious son, Jesus Christ, Yahusha, who took our sicknesses and infirmities upon His own back, so that we can experience healing and restoration. I offer you the invitation today to accept Christ as your Savior and call upon Him to heal your disease-condition. Call upon His name and in the meantime, if you’re still suffering, God uses Dr Brown to help people today!

God Bless you and Shalom..on your healing journey.