Instrumental Functional Diagnostics
The right bite is so important!
The cause of pain isn’t always located where it’s hurting. A human being is a unit. So it often happens that the origin of pain is to be found somewhere quite different to where the pain is experienced.
The masticatory muscles make up a functional unit with the cervical spine and the short neck muscles connected to it. This is why the “false bite” is linked to symptoms that go beyond the head region. Although massages, injections and analgesics can provide a certain amount of relief, they don’t cure the actual cause. Muscular complaints and pain in the neck and shoulder region can be an expression of "myoarthropathy" of the masticatory system. Typical complaints associated with myoarthropathy include:
- Tension headache in the morning
- Painful muscle spasms of the neck and back muscles
- Pain in the temporomandibular joints
- Cracking and rubbing of the temporomandibular joints
- Functional pelvic obliquity
Other complaints can also have their origin in a “false bite”. The trigeminal nerve receives sensory information not only from the teeth but also the face. Irritation of these nerves can cause very deep seated and debilitating pain. We then speak of neuralgia.
Typical complaints include:
- Pain in the ears or tinnitus
If only a symptom, i.e. the effect of the disorder is combated without identifying the cause, this results in the disorder progressing to further levels. It is possible to diagnose the bite and correct a false bite if necessary. Through the interdisciplinary cooperation between dentist, ear-nose-and throat specialist, orthopaedist, neurologist and physiotherapist or osteopath, it is then possible to successfully treat even very complex conditions.
The human as a unit is then restored to a correct upright position.