Have you ever wondered if your neck alignment has any connection with your jaw function? Well, yes it certainly is connected. The head, the neck and the jaw are closely linked biomechanically and neurologically. Did you know your neck is connected to your jaw and when you clench your jaw, your neck muscles will also contract at the same time, increasing muscle tension in your jaw? The brain is sending commands to the jaw and the neck muscles at the same time, helping to maintain jaw, neck and head stability. In 2018, a group of scientists looked at the effects of the chiropractic adjustment relating to jaw strength and the results revealed the adjustments improved jaw strength by 10%!
At Vitality Chiropractic, we specialize in craniopathy, involving intra-oral and external cranial adjusting protocols that involves assessing and treating dural restrictions and sutural stress within the cranial vault. Craniopathy can assist in healing temporomandibular disorders (TMD), temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), migraine pain, sinus issues and helping infants to latch for breastfeeding.
If you have a loved one, family or friends that may be suffering with jaw pain, headaches/migraines or sinus issues, please have them reach out to us for more information.
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