There exists considerable medical evidence that dysfunction of the Trigeminal System is a major factor in the development of multiple sclerosis. Searches of the medical literature indicates that this connection has never been investigated.
Definition: the Trigeminal System consists of the trigeminal nerve, brain nuclei which receive it, and various regions within the brain which the nerve influences, as well as the dental, skeletal, muscular, and cutaneous body parts which the nerve innervates.
The evidence that the trigeminal nerve is involved in the development of MS is summarized as follows:
- Evoked potential of Trigeminal Nerve is abnormal in MS patients.
- Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) has been implicated as the possible cause of MS.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia is known to occur more frequently with MS.
- Known influence of Trigeminal System on immune system.
- Trigeminal Nerve is known to have the ability to modulate all sensory input into the
central nervous system.
- Current accepted diagnostic criteria has been shown to be very flawed.
- Many clinical case histories exist in which MS symptoms resolved with jaw orthopedic
- Close clinical connection between MS and optic neuritis.
- Urinary bladder complaints occur in both TMJ dysfunction and MS.
- Increase incidence of epilepsy with MS.
- Fatigue is an overwhelming symptom if MS.
- TMJ Dysfunction and MS afflict the same epidemiological group.
- Cranio-sacral mechanisms are abnormal in MS.
- Migraines occur more frequently with MS.
- Ms is a known neurogenic inflamm