The Orofacial – Pelvic Connection

Two Temporomandibular Joints  (TMJ)

The Temporomandibular Joint connects the temporal bone
 not only to the mandible (lower jaw)
but also connects the cranium (skull) to the face.

The cranio-cervical mandibular dental complex is balanced with two paired bones.

The lateral interface (side view)
of the Temporal Bone and the Mandible (jawbone):
The Temporomandibular Joint

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Two Sacroiliac Joints

The spine is connected to the pelvis
and balanced
with two paired bones – two sacroiliac joints.

The Interface of  the Spine and the Pelvis  –
the Iiia and Sacrum – at L5-S1.

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Sacroiliac
Joints

What happens when one of these joints
 is not balanced or is restricted?

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When the paired jaw joints / temporal bones interface is disrupted,
obviously that would affect the other paired joints – the sacroiliac joins – in order to maintain balance.
AND, when the pelvis is out of kilter, the TM joints/temporal bone will react to preserve balance.

Structure | Biotensegrity
and Fascia | Connective tissue
 ‘connecting’ 

A team effort in this interconnected balancing act of motion.

Find the asymmetry in the biotensegrity structures below.
The pelvic tilting reverberates through the entire structure – through the connective tissues (fascia) –
 thereby affecting motion and physiological functioning.

Tongue to Toe
Fascia within Structure 

Biotensegrity
Interconnectivity of Structural Motion

StoryTelling  |  Experience 

My medical history is a personification of what
can happen when there is a restriction between the TM joint/temporal bone and the pelvis. 

My history is a testimonial of what
unsuccessful surgical and medical interventions can create.
My history is a confirmation of the amazing potential
 of treatment and recovery in the hands of a cranial osteopath.

Learn how and why the consequences of a spinal fusion (restriction) in the low back
 and a dental splint on the upper teeth (restriction in the palate)
initiated A Perfect Patient Storm in the world of the cranial Osteopath,
a storm that was unrecognized in the specializations of dentistry and orthopedics
and created debilitating results in the patient before 35 years of age.

StoryTelling
Experential Knowledge

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 to continue into the next ‘chapter’. 

The years between 1975 and 1980 were a succession of unsuccessful medical interventions.
Anesthetic trauma from a sinus surgery (1972) remained unrecognized until 1998 – 
a contributing factor in the autonomic nervous system’s inability to stabilize, recover and heal.
In 1981, the cranial osteopath appeared with amazing results.