I have a friend who thought she had an ear infection but instead was told by a D.O. that she has TMJ – jaw pain. I mentioned to her the connection between hips and the jaw but had no resources to share to back me up. I’ve heard it from numerous practitioners from dentists to birth professionals, but I didn’t get the windfall I expected upon Googling. Most of the info is more general about posture & alignment.
Here are some of the links that came up. It’s way too late and I think I’m clenching my jaw and tensing my legs & hips as I type!
Whole Health Dental Center: info on body/alignment and TMJ – the Cranial-Dental Balance: http://www.wholehealthdentalcenter.com/carnail-dental.htm
Fairlington Dental‘s TMJ info and treatment overview: http://www.fairlingtondental.com/tmj-treatment.html
Upledger Institute: article giving overview of CranioSacral Therapy in general at http://www.upledger.com/pdf/CS0307E.pdf
Weg Der Mitte (Berlin): Article: “The Symbiotic Partnership of Dentistry And Craniosacral Therapy”
Delicious Living Magazine: article on TMJ and healing modalities: http://deliciouslivingmag.com/health/conditions/oral-health/dl_article_2361/
In Light Times: article on TMJ and other connections (by a dentist): http://www.inlightimes.com/archives/2005/08/tmj.htm
About.com article from massage therapist on using massage and Reiki (including working on hips) to alleviate jaw pain: http://healing.about.com/cs/uc_directory/a/uc_sadler03.htm
Yoga Forums: A casual Q& A at http://www.yogaforums.com/forums/f16/the-jaw-hip-connection-2211.html
North Bay Chiropractic and Laser Center: Just some info about TMJ and overall health & possible other health connections: http://www.northbaylaserdoc.com/help_tmj.shtml
Ogden Dental: Info on TMJ and other issues like joint problems: http://www.ogdendental.net/gpage7.html
Yorkville Centre for Integrative Health: massage therapist talking about connections with TMJ and the rest of the body: http://www.balancefacilitator.com/Articles/tmj-article.html