Tongue-Tie and its Connection With Back Pain

Tongue-Tie and its Connection With Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Galan on Jun 17 2021, 05:16 AM

Tongue-tie is very common in both children and adults. It can be treated with a short procedure. However, it can have some side effects and can also affect the person’s daily activities. Though a tongue-tie does not cause a severe problem, when you encounter some oral issues due to the condition, it is advisable to go to a dentist for the procedures to correct it.

Difficulties Faced by People With Tongue-Tie

As we mentioned, children and adults can both have tongue-tie. People of different ages with this condition face distinct difficulties. These include the following:

  • Babies with tongue-tie eat slowly, spit out food, choke up while swallowing solid food, and are selective of food (especially with textured foods).
  • Young toddlers face difficulty in speaking. They find it hard to articulate sounds, unable to move their tongue upwards, downwards, and side to side.
  • Adults and adolescents find it difficult to breathe and usually snore a lot. Their lower jaw grows disproportionately, and their palate development is also altered.
  • Not only that but because of tongue-tie, people usually encounter lots of problems in their body too.

Back Pain Problem Due to Tongue-Tie  

Tongue-tie can sometimes affect our health in a major way. A patient’s head is always tilted forward if they have a tongue-tie. This posture makes a severe impact on our muscles that include the sternocleidomastoid muscles, trapezius muscles, and the muscles surrounding them. The effect on these muscles causes symptoms of back pain, shoulder pain, headaches and migraines, and neck pain.

However, when you get treatment for your tongue-tie done, you will get relief and the head or the spine will realign to its normal state. Moreover, exercises could help in making the head and spine sit correctly in their place. This treatment will eliminate the issues or pain caused by tongue-tie.

Therefore, it is very important to treat your child’s tongue-tie. People facing issues related to tongue-tie should immediately make an appointment with the doctor and get the treatment done. You will feel less pain during the procedure. And if you do the home exercises for one month, you can easily say goodbye to your tongue-tie and the issues that arose because of it.

Galan Dental provides advanced tongue-tie treatment in San Jose, CA for adults and children. For consultations, call us at (408) 377-8200. You can also schedule an appointment online.



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