When it comes to ongoing neck pain and TMJ dysfunction, you probably haven’t considered your tongue.
But did you know your tongue is actually 8 muscles? Some of which connect to all those tight and grouchy places around your head and neck?
So when it comes to neck and jaw pain – we have to talk about the tongue.
The inspiration for today’s episode came from a message I received after episode 148 about this individual’s experience with a tongue tie (aka ankyloglossia) and better breathing mechanics
But if you have ongoing neck pain, TMJ, issues with breathing, snoring, or swallowing – your tongue might have something to do with it and today’s episode is 100% for you.
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What you’ll lean from this episode:
- The relationship between your tongue, neck pain and TMJ issues
- Why more adults are getting frenectomies
- What the research has to say about tongue ties, neck pain and snoring
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- Lingual frenuloplasty with myofunctional therapy: Exploring safety and efficacy in 348 cases (Investigative Otolaryngology)
- Lingual and Maxillary Labial Frenuloplasty with Myofunctional Therapy as a Treatment for Mouth Breathing and Snoring (Case Reports in Otolaryngology)
- Management of ankyloglossia (case report – Journal of Oral Research and Review)
- Is ankyloglossia associated with obstructive sleep apnea?
- Easy massage for jaw pain
- The tongue after whiplash: case report and osteopathic treatment
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