CAUSES OF MYOFACIAL PAIN DYSFUNCTION

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Causes of MPD - Clayton A. Chan, DDS 1

STRUCTURAL PRIMARY:

  • Malocclusion
  • Occlusal Balance
  • Cranium to Mandibular Balance
  • Cervical Neck Balance
  • Shoulder Balance
  • Pelvis and Leg Balance

BIOCHEMICAL SECONDARY:

  • Nutritional Balance
  • Vitamins
  • Mineral Supplementation
  • Energy

EMOTIONAL SECONDARY:

  • Psychosomatic (Mental)
  • Depressions
  • Frustrations
  • Anxieties
  • Angers
  • Hypertension (Stresses)

Note: Within the structural primary problems of TMD/Myofacial Pain Dysfunction 1/6th is dental structurally related.  But this 1/6th could be a very significant missing component when all the biochemical and emotional issues have been medically and nutritionally have been ruled out by the health care professionals.