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Tethered Oral Tissues and How Chiropractic Can Help

Published on 
October 23, 2022

Chiropractic and cranial care can be very beneficial when it comes to tethered oral tissues (tongue, lip, and cheek ties). The tension caused by the tethered tissues can create long-lasting structural changes to the musculoskeletal system; especially in the neck, cranium, and face. The muscles and connective tissues are intricately connected from the mouth and jaw, down to the collarbone, sternum, and spine. Abnormal stresses on these tissues cause asymmetry, leading to many common presenting symptoms in babies, children, and even adults. 

Gentle chiropractic adjustments can help to normalize the mobility of the neck. If your baby has a head-turning preference it can affect the ability to feed optimally. How the skull glides on the first vertebra is integral in attaining a full deep latch. Also, the tongue muscle and the muscles of swallowing are attached to the bones of the head and neck. If the bony structure is not aligned and functioning properly the soft tissues connected to it cannot function optimally. Gentle chiropractic adjustments and cranial manipulation can help!

Our goal is to make sure the whole body is functioning well, especially before and after any revision or intervention. Gentle, specific adjustments will help to reduce tension and create balance throughout the body. It helps the revision process if one’s nervous system is calm and balanced. 


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