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Daniel Lopez, D.O. is a highly sought after osteopathic manipulative treatment specialist and teacher with patients from around the world serving the greater Denver area. Dr. Lopez specializes in helping people with many problems including migraine headaches, tension headaches, TMJ dysfunctions, traumatic brain injuries, and neck pain. He also teaches courses around the world. After practicing for 6 years in New York City, Dr. Lopez returned to his hometown and joined Osteopathic Integrative Medicine located in Lakewood, Colorado where he currently practices.

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July 25, 2020 in Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties

Tongue Ties Affect The Rest Of The Body: Here’s Proof

A 3 Step Process Tongue ties are often linked just to breastfeeding. Tongue ties are really about much more. Many adults, including myself, who have had tongue and lip tie releases are realizing it first hand. Reports of improved sleep, airway, neck pain, headaches, posture, and more are common.  I have lectured on how the tongue is connected to the rest of the body anatomically. For years I have struggled to find objective ways to demonstrate how tongue ties affect the rest of the body. I can feel the changes manually, but palpation is not considered reliable from person to…
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July 13, 2020 in Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties

Sorry Parents, But Babies Don’t Outgrow Tongue Ties

Pediatricians and other healthcare providers often tell parents that their babies will simply outgrow their tongue tie or that it will stretch. Usually if there is a conversation about tongue ties taking place, there is some kind of difficulty or problem with breastfeeding.  The problem can be on the side of the baby where the latch is inefficient and also on the side on the mother where breastfeeding can be painful. There can be an array of different symptoms based on how the tongue and lip functions are affected.  Both baby and mom suffer when the tongue cannot function properly.…
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July 10, 2020 in Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties

The Dynamic Motion Of The Tongue And Craniofacial Development

The tongue is a very dynamic structure. It is the only muscle (or group of muscles) that has a freely moveable end. Myofunctional therapists and others emphasize the importance of the tongue being able to rest on the palate during its resting state for proper craniofacial development. Tongue ties have been found to anchor the tongue to the floor of the mouth making it physically difficult for the tongue to rest against the roof of the mouth properly.  By naturally resting on the palate, a normally developed tongue widens and brings down the palate. Babies with tethered tongues are commonly…
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December 6, 2019 in Osteopathy, Physical Health

An Example Of How The Tongue Affects The Craniofacial Shape

The tongue muscle is a group of muscles that work unlike any other muscle we have in our body. It has a free end and resembles the tentacles of an octopus. It is the most dynamic and strongest muscle in our head. We use it to speak, swallow, and breathe. We don't survive as a species if we can't swallow. We know that proper swallowing mechanics promotes normal craniofacial development. Breastfeeding encourages proper tongue mechanics. A reverse swallowing mechanism (aka - tongue thrust) promotes a narrow, high palate and jaw that is often linked with bigger problems such as obstructive…
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