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Does anyone here suffer from bruxism? Something worth considering...

What if teeth clenching could actually be CAUSING MS?

"In 2010, Williams et al. published a breakthrough real-time study demonstrating marked lateral displacement of the temporal bones in MS patients during bruxism (Ref). Using a pulse phase locked loop (PPLL) device, MS patients were found to have a bilateral temporal bone displacement six times greater than healthy controls during a sustained clenching force of 100 pounds of pressure. It was hypothesized that reduced bone density in MS patients can increase the displacement along the cranial sutures, possibly allowing skull bone deflection to create damaging pressure waves."

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  1. Thank you for sharing this, very interesting.

    1. Thank you for sharing, HouseofEnoch! Definitely an interesting theory! Best, Erin, Team Member.

      1. Hello,I no it's almost a few weeks short of a year when this post went out, I'm still learn about MS symptoms after being diagnosed 2/2019 & I am thankful for finding this article,I been learning a lot about MS over the last couple of months, this is the first time I'm running about this( for years I've been clenching my teeth always while asleep) a dentist suggested a mouthguard, because not only clenching my teeth, was also grinding my teeth, now the result it I have no back upper and lower teeth on left side & no right side upper teeth & 1 towards the back of my mouth, so last year my dentist prescribed partials. Thanks,for the informative article and I certainly will share this concern my neurologist.

        1. The article's hypothesis is thought-provoking, yet it raised one issue for me: Not all people with MS suffer with bruxism or TMJ. I've read various other alternative theories to the autoimmune hypothesis such as vascular (CCSVI being among those), infection, and Lyme as being the real disease. It's possible that a variety of factors might activate our MS, a disease that only people with the biomarkers for MS will develop.

          A belated thank you, @HouseofEnoch, for posting the link to this study. I'm a lifelong TMJ and bruxism sufferer and was convinced that MS caused these conditions via muscle spasticity and spasm. This article made me think in a different direction, and that is always appreciated. --Kim, moderator

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