Are Dental Injuries Causing Recurring Pain Patterns in Your Patients?

Trauma to the face or teeth (including dental work) often causes persistent and far-reaching symptoms.

The trigeminal nerve (CN 5) is the second largest nerve exiting the brain, only second to the spinal cord.

Thus, its neurological ‘bandwidth’ is extremely high.

Since the trigeminal nerve supplies the teeth, facial or dental trauma can produce a significant amount of sensory feedback.This information can overflow into adjacent neurological centers in the brainstem, including the corticospinal tracts. These injuries can act like an imposter… literally mimicking a local injury elsewhere in the body, resulting in unexpected and challenging symptoms in many other areas.

This is one of the critical issues that are often overlooked during patient assessments in the search for the source of painful and limiting symptoms.

That is, unless you have the assessment tools and treatments to quickly find and resolve these common underlying sources of tension. 

This hidden source of pain, mobility and function can easily be demonstrated to the patient, even before treatment. You are able to show them answers about their condition that they haven’t been educated about anywhere before.

To me, this is the ultimate in evidence-based therapy. You can provide evidence by objective, measurable changes before and after treatment, so that both you and your patient know significant changes have been made. 

The best part about treating these long-lasting neurological injuries in the face and teeth is that resolving it is very gentle, easy, and done with one or two 5 minute treatments

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George Roth, DC, ND, CMRP

Dr. Roth is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine and has studied osteopathic medicine at Doctors' Hospital North, Columbus, Ohio. He is the developer of Matrix Repatterning and is the Director of Education at the Matrix Institute in Toronto. Dr. Roth has presented seminars at numerous hospital and university‐based symposia throughout North America. He is the co‐author, with Kerry D’Ambrogio PT, of Positional Release Therapy (Elsevier, 1997), and the author of The Matrix Repatterning Program for Pain Relief (New Harbinger, 2005). His work is also featured in the Brain’s Way of Healing, by Dr. Norman Doidge (Penguin, 2015).