Chronic teeth clenching and grinding is a concern for many of our patients. Sometimes patients are unaware of these habits, other times they are consciously aware of the problem but are not sure how to stop it.
The purpose of this case study is to illustrate an example of how a common orthopaedic presentation that traditionally may have been treated symptomatically, can be treated dynamically with positive results.
Optometrists are front line campaigners in the management of headaches and have a unique skill set that allows them to accurately diagnose whether the visual field is compromised, leading to headaches.
All central signs must be tested for before a diagnosis of BPPV can be made. This includes testing the Oculomotor, Balance and Vestibular Ocular Reflex systems, as well as screening for Vertebral Artery Insufficiency and Upper Cervical instabilities.
The Pterygoids role is to stabilise the condyle in the socket as it rotates and translates forward and then to act as a decelerator when the jaw closes to guide the condyle back into its resting place.