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Infant Jaw Opening—the Lateral Pterygoid Muscles

For years as a periodontist I saw children and adults with clicking/popping jaw joints and limited opening. Now I am working with an infant with limited jaw opening with reflux and abdominal pain.

His pelvis and abdominal areas have cleared, and the remaining issue is the left lateral pterygoid muscle that opens the mouth. We found in our research with 800 babies that about 1/2 had nursing/ TMJ issues. I believe that relaxing his strain here now can help to mitigate a lifetime of TMJ problems.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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