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Stephen W. Paxton D.C. & Michael Oppelt D.C.

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ October 27, 2020 ~ Pages 63-67



Objective: The objective of this study is to discuss the positive health outcomes following chiropractic in a woman suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD).

Clinical Features:  36-year-old female presented with chronic TMJ pain aggravated by movement, sleeping, and straining. The pain began several years prior following trauma. Examination revealed postural distortions and spinal subluxations.

Intervention & Outcome: Quantum Spinal Mechanics³ technique was utilized.  The patient’s posture was restored and as a result she experienced resolution of her TMD pain after the first QSM³ treatment.  She has not had a reoccurrence of the pain in the several months of ongoing QSM³ care that followed to maintain and stabilize her correction.

Conclusion:  This case suggests the need for more research in utilizing conservative chiropractic care to manage TMD by correcting postural breakdown and subluxation with QSM³.

Key Words: chiropractic, adjustment, subluxation, Quantum Spinal Mechanics 3, QSM³, myofascial release, TMJ, TMD, temporomandibular joint, temporomandibular dysfunction, temporomandibular disorders, fascia, temporomandibular pain, treatment, nerve entrapment

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