Relación entre la maloclusión dental y la lumbalgia

Written by: Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The Hyoid bone is suspended under the jaw, in contact with muscles that connect it with this and the back of the skull. This bone is the only one in our body that has no direct connection with other bones, so it is practically independent.


Function of bone Hyoids

The Hyoid bone is responsible for leveling the posture. According to experts in neurology , this is because the bone is in contact with different muscle chains on which the posture depends. The upper part of the bone joins the jaw through several muscles, as well as the base of the skull and the first cervical vertebrae and the sternum.

Incorrect jaw position triggers cervical misalignment

How dental malocclusion affects low back pain

When there is a spatial sliding of the jaw, there is a slippage of the hyoid bone, which influences the tension of the muscular chains that level the posture of the cervical spine and the body. The teeth are responsible for determining the position of the jaw, which determines the position of the bone Hyoides, in charge of regulating the posture of the cervical spine , shoulders and the rest of the spine to the pelvis .


Thus, the incorrect position of the mandible triggers a poor cervical alignment that can lead to contractures. This damage to the posture can also influence tilting the pelvis or causing one shoulder to be higher than the other. In general, dental malocclusion ends up producing cervical and lumbar pains.


Likewise, misalignment of the cervical spine by a contracture may end up affecting the dynamics of the mandible and generating a dental malocclusion.

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By Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde

Dr. Cruz Velarde completed his training in Neurology at the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid in 2000 and completed his training in Care Management and Quality at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is an expert in the study and treatment of cognitive impairment and problems of childhood learning and ADHD (children over 5 years). He has developed and worked in different Assistance Programs in the private health insurance sector in Madrid (Sanitas) in the children, cerebrovascular and geriatric care areas. Work experience with assistance networks and scientific methodology for assessment and evaluation of health technologies. Training in child neurodevelopment and learning and behavior disorders. Neurometabolism. Neuropsychology and Cognitive Stimulation. Integrates non-pharmacological therapies such as behavioral optometry, central auditory processing, Padovan, Laterality Development, Sensorial Integration, Ortomolecular Therapy, Neurogenetics, Neurofeedback and Neurorehabilitation. He is currently Director of Neuronae, Institute of Functional Neurobiology in Madrid, where he integrates neurometabolic aspects and neurophysiological studies of the main neurological syndromes and works in the care network with different centers of reference in neurological treatments at a national level.

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