Sara called our office looking for a specialist in cervical dystonia, also referred to as spasmodic torticollis, a chronic painful condition of involuntary neck muscle contraction which causes the head to twist to one side. She had been diagnosed by two neurologists who gave her the options of Botox injections every 3 to 4 months for the rest of her life to paralyze the neck muscles; a deep brain stimulation procedure; or selective surgical denervation of the nerves triggering the muscle contractions. Her chief complaints were neck pain, migraines, chronic headaches, jaw pain and clicking, grinding clenching and pain while chewing. Her pain radiated through the right side of her face down through her shoulders and upper back. She had been treated by a chiropractor for 4 months with little results.
Sara received in a lower removable orthotic to allow the joints to reposition and decompress, along with a series of TruDenta dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction rehabilitation sessions. All symptoms resolved within a four week period, and she now maintains with just wearing the orthotic at night.