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for the Jaw and Neck

Craniosacral Therapy is an effective, gentle modality to correct imbalance at the jaw and neck with children and adults. Mental and emotional stress can manifest in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region as clenching, grinding of the teeth, periodontal atrophy, cracking, clicking, reduced mobility, headaches, and myofascial pain at the face, neck and shoulders.


Signs of Jaw and Neck Imbalance

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)

  • Mouth breathing

  • Poor oral posture

  • Structural changes of the face and jaw

  • Constricted airway

  • Vertigo

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain

  • Facial pain

  • Periodontal atrophy

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Narrow palate

  • Thin, long face (from the front)

  • Lack of cheek bones

  • Sunken mid-face or nose (from side-on profile view)

  • Droopy or uneven eyes

  • Crooked upper teeth (from age 7 plus)

  • Retruded chin

  • Tongue thrust when speaking

  • Lisp or speech impediment

  • Tongue-tie

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This is an example of improvement in oral posture in the jaw and face after 11 months of weekly craniosacral. Notice the forward shift of the jaw, higher cheek bones and less droopy eyes. No dental appliances were used.

When the lower jaw (mandible) is too posterior,  the airway becomes constricted as seen in the illustration below. This can lead to sleep apnea, mouth breathing and snoring.

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