Does your jaw still hurt? Maybe there is a hip connection
Jaw and pelvis connection
This connection goes way back to when you were in your mother's womb🤰. During day 15 an embryo starts the gastrulation phase. During this phase two depressions form next to each other. One will form the opening for the mouth and the other will form the openings for the urethra, anus and reproductive organs.
The connection remains when we are adults via nerves and facial lines. A fascial line runs from the pelvic floor muscles to the muscles in the jaw. Ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor has shown this connection by showing when humming or talking with a low tone the pelvic floor lengthens/relaxes
📖 one study demonstrated the connectedness of the jaw and the pelvis. In patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) a complex chronic pain disorder. Researches found statistically significant improvements in hip range of motion by releasing the muscles of the jaw.
Clinically we see this connection all the time in our patients. From Endometriosis, severs period pain, history of trauma or chronic UTI. Anything to do with the pelvic region will often send alarm 🚨 bells up to the jaw to tense. We even see it with some of our athletes and weekend warriors. Tight hips, tight jaw. Tight jaw, tight hips. The best parts though, it responds so well to our Acupuncture techniques 📌
Next time you feel like you have issues in the pelvic area, pay attention to your jaw and how it feels.
If you want to take a deep dive into the root cause of your jaw issues or even hip pain, book an appointment with us at our gold coast clinic in burleigh heads