This is what TMJ at birth may look like: I saw a 24-day-old baby yesterday who was still below his birth weight of 7 pounds and 6 ounces. He had a lot of difficulty latching on and feeding. He presented with some strain through his body with most if it in the left and right TMJs. I told his parents that potentially his TMJ pain may be restricting his nursing ability. In our 6 years of research with 800 babies, we found that about 50% had TMJ. I never learned that in perio school 40-plus years ago studying TMJ.
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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