Twenty Year of Migraines and Low Back Pain Totally Resolved
J.G. was a 68 year-old female who suffered severe migraine headaches and low back pain for 20 years. The patient received a multitude of therapies over the twenty year period that included various medications, chiropractic manipulations and physical therapy. Unfortunately, these approaches only provided temporary relief at best. The patient’s underlying problem was an old set of dentures that were severely worn down in a distorted horizontal plane. The structural imbalances set up by the misaligned denture was the direct cause for the upper cervical muscle spasms that entrapped the nerves and blood vessels to her head. Within several weeks after her new upper and lower dentures were inserted, the patient’s twenty years of migraine headaches and low back pain totally disappeared.
The spine has thirty 33 vertebrae with each having a three point contact with the exception of the atlas (first cervical vertebra). The third point of contact that stabilizes the atlas is the occlusion (upper and lower teeth). Faulty dentures, missing posterior molar and bicuspid teeth, worn down teeth or improperly restored posterior teeth all will directly affect the spine. For an in-depth article please read The Dental Distress Syndrome by Aelred C. Fonder ((Download PDF)