A subluxation of the mandibular joint is connected to the anatomic facts of the hanging up of the mandibular joint.
The tendon apparatus, which fix the part of the joint of the lower jaw to the skull, has a vertical course.
The part of the joint of the lower jaw is displaced downward (ligamentum temporomandibulate and ligamentum stylomandibulare) due to overstretching of these tendons. This happens always when the mouth if opened too far, for example when yawning, at a dental treatment, but also when chewing very hard food.
At the same moment the muscle pterygoideus lateralis externus pulls the part of the mandibular joint of the lower jaw forward. This causes a canting of the part of the mandibular joint of the lower jaw when closing the teeth and with it the mouth, so that the part of the lower jaw of the mandibular joint cannot glide back again into its normal position.
A change of the biting conditions is the consequence, that is what the dentist calls an occlusion disturbance, the joint begins to crack and eventually to hurt when opening and closing the mouth and when chewing.
A further complication of a subluxation of the mandibular joint is a blockage of the 4th cervical vertebra at the same side.
Without a therapy of subluxations of the mandibular joint - mostly this finding can be watched at both mandibular joints to a different extent - a correction of the cervical vertebrae is impossible.
Pain in the mandibular joint, bite anomalies (occlusion disturbances of the teeth), gnashing of teeth during the night.
The consequences of subluxations of the mandibular joint not only are a blockage of the 4th cervical vertebra, but also pain in the mandibular joint, cracking of the mandibular joint, bite anomalies (occlusion disturbances of the teeth), gnashing of the teeth during the night and so on.
Besides this there are 4 meridians running over the mandibular joint:
The gallbladder belongs to the functional circuit gallbladder (Th4 SMT®)/ liver(Th5 SMT®)/ eyes abd tongue (C2), which are connected via the 2nd cervical vertebra to heart (Th2 SMT®)/ small intestine (Th12SMT®)/ tongue and eyes (C2). Subluxations of the gallbladder vertebra might have a negative influence on the function of the heart and lead to irregularities of the pulse.
The stomach is part of the functional circuit stomach (Th6 SMT®)/ spleen-pancreas (Th8 SMT® and Th7 SMT®)/ mouth and nose (C4), which are connected via the 4th cervical vertebra to the functional circuit lung (Th3 SMT®)/ large intestine (L1 SMT® and L2 SMT®)/ nose and mouth (C4). Diseases of the stomach up to gastric ulcer might arise due to subluxations of the mandibular joint.
The small intestine belongs to the functional circuit heart(Th2 SMT®)/ small intestine (Th12 SMT®)/ tongue and eyes (C2) and the triple heater to the functional circuit circulation-sexus (Th2 SMT®)/ triple heater (Th12 SMT®)/ tongue and eyes (C2). Both functional circuits belong to the functional circuit gallbladder (Th4 SMT®)/ liver (Th5 SMT®)/ eyes and tongue(C2).