What is the Link Between the Upper Cervical Spine and TMJ?

What is the Link Between the Upper Cervical Spine and TMJ?

Is there a link between TMJ and the upper cervical spine? The answer is emphatically yes. The trigeminal nerve , the fifth cranial nerve, has its control nuclei located  in the brainstem.  The trigeminal nuclei is responsible for the tone of the mastication muscles. If the muscles on both sides of the jaw are supple, relaxed, and […]

Facial Nerve Palsy and Birth Trauma-Upper Neck Trauma

Facial Nerve Palsy

This past week our office had the opportunity to help a 31-day old child who was injured during birth by a forceps delivery. While forceps and vacuum extraction are sometimes necessary, follow up care with a trained upper cervical chiropractor should follow to ensure that the upper cervical spine has not been compromised. The pictures […]

Occipital Neuralgia | Neck Trauma Can Cause Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is commonly and erroneously thought to be migraine by many sufferers. Many people who experience pain at the back of the head think they are having headaches or migraines when in reality it may be occipital neuralgia. Occipital neuralgia can be debilitating but there are natural alternatives to medication, including Blair Upper Cervical […]

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