Welcome to the Bio-Mechanical Dystonia Association Blog.
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- Highlight the most relevant and valuable resources buried within this blog
- Guide you through the most optimal study order so you are not lost, and
- Give you action steps to take to deliver real results
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Please be advised that this blog is a “work in progress” that is 2 years old and manifestly and evidently needs constant improvement to achieve the accuracy, validity and scientific standards that we wish to maintain.
We are using this blog to report on the progress of the research and experimental treatment that we are carrying out, as we develop it in real time and within the limits of time and resources that bind us.
Your commentaries, peer review, corrections and even financial support are very wellcome.
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In the following table you will find links to a selection of the posts of this blog that deal with the Causes of Dystonia.
|CAUSES OF DYSTONIA|
|A Bio-Mechanical Approach to Dystonia
The line of research that this blog follows is based on the belief that the cause of Dystonia is strictly related to a bio-mechanical collapse of the upper cervical and lowert cranial area.
|Bio-Mechanics of Dystonia
A description of 10 bio-mechanical derangements, impairments and misalignments that patients suffering from Dystonia (and other neurological movement disorders) tipically present.
|Phases of Lateral Postural Colapse
Our analysis of the descending skeletal and postural effects of a collapsing and twisting skull that does not find adequate support in the dental arches.
|Postural Colapse and Dental Arches
A set of animations that present grafically the type of skeletal and postural effects that we intend to produce over a few months by modifying occlusion and the direction of forces between the skull and the mandible.
|What is Dystonia?
What came first? The chicken or the egg? Mainstream academic Neurology defines Dystonia as a neurological disorder with physical movement consequences. In reality, Dystonia is a physical injury that has neurological consequences.
It is an impairment of the ability of the neck to support the skull.
|Iatrogenic Damage: When the Dentist is a Butcher
Our review of how modern dental theories on occlusion oversimplify and misunderstand the biomechanics of the stomatognatic system, leading to a high potential of traumatic dental treatments.
|Can you Trust your Dentist?
The relation between dental treatments and the onset of Dystonia y a well established scientific fact. Please read this post before you consider the convenience of carrying out ANY dental treatment and before you choose the dentist who should carry it out. This post may save your life.
In this page you can find a selection of the posts on this blog dedicated to the treatment of Dystonia.
|TREATMENT OF DYSTONIA|
|Protocol for the Treatment of Dystonia
In this post we will outline the DIY (do it yourself) protocol that we have developed for the treatment of Cervical Dystonia. This protocol is the result of extensive study and integration of decades of previous research, experiments and practice of medical professionals, professors, dentists, orthodontists, technicians and parcticioners.
|Principles of Splint Therapy
In this post we outline the basic principles behind the protocol that we are developing for the treatment of Dystonia with splint therapy. The technique to build splints and register bites on them that we developed (and describe in detail in this post) can also be used by dentists as an easy and fast diagnostic tool to understand how a patient’s occlusion works before any prosthetic work.
In this post we will describe the appliance that can be used to unravel cranial distortions and collapse: the ALF. ALF is an acronym for Advanced Lightwire Functional Appliances. In this post we will describe the use and purpose of the ALF device based on the work of Dr. Nordstrom.
The foundamental instrument of this experimental method to treat Dystonia is based on the Rectifier, an intra-oral appliance (dental splint) that produces orthopedic forces that are engineered to move and modify the skeletal structure in order to recover vertical balance, symmetry and allignment of the structures that support the skull
|The Molar Lever
What is the relationship between teeth and body posture? How does dental occlusion affect the allignement of the spine? The shortest answer has two words: Molar Lever.
|Neurological Rehab for Dystonia
In this post we will describe a basic Eye Tracking Exercise that helps balance and rehabilitate the nervous system in case of Dystonia, scoliosis and postural collapse. Neurological Rehabilitation is one of the most important parts of the Protocol for the Treatment of Dystonia that we have developed.
|Treatment of TMD with the Molar Lever
In this post, we describe our understanding of how it is possible to treat Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction (TMD) with a splint therapy based on the principle of the Molar Lever