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Neuromuscular orthotics in the treatment of craniomandibular dysfunction and the effects on patients with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study.
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PMID:  21370770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The purpose of this pilot study was to identify, measure and document an effect on the subjective multiple sclerosis symptoms and compare it to any objective data changes in the neuromuscular system of the head and neck, following the correction of the jaw position using a neuromuscular orthotic. The hope is to provide clinical evidence of improvement in the disease long-term without relying on the subjective evidence of remissions and exacerbations reported by the patient. The evidence found in the current pilot study measured improvement of head position, jaw position, jaw function, and airway in the neuromuscular bite position, which correlated with the improvement of subjective symptoms of craniomandibular dysfunction and multiple sclerosis. Studies show that the bite affects blood flow in the brain, which may explain the improvement of the patients in the current study.
Tammarie Heit
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0886-9634     ISO Abbreviation:  Cranio     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609491     Medline TA:  Cranio     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-70     Citation Subset:  D    
Multidisciplinary Association for The Study of Cranio-Cervical Pain, Edmonton.
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