• How Stress and Injury can Trigger TMJ Issues

    Suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) can add stress to your life—but stress can also influence or even trigger TMJ issues. One of the toughest realities of having TMJ is that it is a multifactorial problem, meaning there are multiple triggers and causes of the disorder with many of them overlapping and influencing each other […]

  • Undetected Jaw Trauma Associated with Chin Lacerations and Blows to the Jaw

    Facial lacerations are extremely common in childhood and  frequently occur among sports-related injuries in adults. A chin laceration is a tear in the flesh or skin and learning how to treat them can help circumvent complications in healing. Understanding the jaw’s relationship to the head, neck, and back will aid in recognizing less apparent injuries […]

  • TMD Management

    A Historical Perspective Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) comprises several co-occurring conditions that affect the anatomy and functionality of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). TMD has been reported in between 3.7% and 12% of the population and is three to five times […]

  • Osteopathic Treatment Considerations For Head, Neck, and Facial Pain

    • Victoria A. Troncoso, Deborah Health, Roya Vahdatinia and Leonard Goldstein

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    Use of osteopathic manipulative treatment relies on precise and individualized manual therapy to maintain or restore circulation of body fluids, leading to improved mobility. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a form of osteopathic medicine. According to the tenets of osteopathy, a person is a unit of mind, body, and spirit and is self-healing. Making an […]