Hyoid Bone – Its Importance – A NYC Chiropractor/ Applied Kinesiologist / NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains

The hyoid bone  is a horseshoe-shaped bone located in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage  . At rest, it lies at the level of the base of the mandible or lower jaw  in the front and the third cervical vertebrae(C3) behind.

Unlike other bones, the hyoid is not attached to other bones by muscles or ligaments. The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.

 

 

 It is located in the front, middle of the throat between the lower jaw and the larynx, which is also called the voice box. The hyoid bone is involved in several functions of the throat, including breathing, swallowing, and talking.

A hyoid bone dislocation occurs when this bone is moved from its normal position in the throat. Common causes of hyoid bone dislocations include car accidents, strangulation, and direct trauma to the neck including surgery for thyroid problems or other anterior neck problems

Symptoms of a dislocated hyoid bone include:  pain, especially when swallowing. difficulty swallowing and talking, swelling of the neck  and severe dislocations may cause difficulty breathing. Intubation for a surgical procedure that is not positioned correctly can affect the position of the hyoid.

The historical importance of the hyoid traces back to the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens for the origin of speech. Unlike in other mammals, the human hyoid bone works together with the tongue and the larynx to produce effective speech as it is responsible for the movement of many small muscles.  So an imbalance in the position of the hyoid and the muscles attachments to the tongue, larynx and pharynx .

One other observation with the hyoid bone is that it can act as one of the body’s gyroscopes; movement of the hyoid bone can affect movement throughout the body and vice versa.  Look at the above picture and imagine the change in position of the hyoid and the cervical (neck) spine if,  for example, there was a break in the rt. clavicle..destroying muscle control of all the muscles on the right. We know of cases from martial arts that some students have problems with their  balance after being kicked in their throats .

Look again at the attachment of muscles above the hyoid and how they attach to the bottom of the jaw  or mandible ; making the hyoid and its muscles part of an examination of TMJ (jaw) problems. 

TMJ Problems (Jaw Problems) and How A Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist/NeuroKineticTherapy Practitioner Handles the Problem

As the TMJ is part of the skull and the the cranial bones are checked for alignment ,and we know that the stylohyoid ligament runs from the temporal lobe of the skull to the lesser cornua of the hyoid bone. 

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Medical Articles of Interest for June 2018

Gut Bacteria, Diet Significant in Multiple Sclerosis

Optimal Exercise Dose for Better Cognition Determined

Seafood-Rich Diet May Reduce Time to Pregnancy

Adequate Vitamin D Levels Prior to Conception Improve Birth Odds

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Harm Brain Connections

Stress Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy May Be Tied to Increased Risk of Autism, ADHD

Low Iodine Intake Linked to Hearing Loss in US Teens

Gut Microbiome ‘May Hold Key to Immunotherapy Outcomes’

 

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Medical Articles of Interest for April & May 2018

Chronic Pelvic Pain Tied to Balance, Posture Problems in Postmenopausal Women

Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Oily Fish and Beans Delay Menopause, Rice and Pasta Hasten It

Midlife Anxiety Tied to Late-Life Dementia

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower AF Risk

Endocrine-Disrupting Agents Found in Black Women’s Hair Products

Dietary Salt–Not Just Hypertension–May Affect Brain

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women

Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut?

Aggressive BP Lowering Linked to Falls in Older Patients

Resistance Exercise Cuts Depressive Symptoms

High Vitamin D Not Harmful, Whites Most Susceptible to Low Levels

Chiropractic Care Improves Usual Management for Low Back Pain

The Human Respiratory Microbiome: Implications and Impact  

Weekend Sleep-in May Lower Mortality Risk

Diet That Includes Some Animal Fat Helps Build Muscle

 

 

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May 6th Seminar I’m Taking: Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Dietary inducement of ketosis has been used as a modality for weight management for decades. Recently this approach has garnered significant attention and an increase in adherents, based partly on new evidence in the literature, and lay press, of its value and overall positive health impacts in certain applications. In this interactive workshop, our speakers will lead you on a deep dive into this fascinating topic as they explore the history of ketogenic diets and its science and how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in appropriate patient management plans.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the physiology and mechanisms of action of a ketogenic approach to weight management
  • Discuss relevant to weight management clinical studies that support a ketogenic diet
  • Learn how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in patient management plans, along with menu tips and suggestions

Agenda:

8:15–10:30 AM                 The science, physiology, and practical application of ketogenic lifestyles
                Dr. Keroack
10:30–11:00 AM                 Break
11:00 AM–12:00 PM                 A Functional Medicine approach to ketogenics: common clinical uses
                Dr. Keroack
12:00–1:30 PM                 Lunch
1:30–3:00 PM                 Ketosis and ketogenic diets in exercise and sports
                Dr. Silverman
3:00–3:30 PM                 Break
3:30–5:00 PM                 Ketogenic diets, gut and neurological support
                Dr. Silverman

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Robert Silverman is an honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition and practices in White Plains, NY. He is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and speaks widely at professional events as an expert in Functional Nutrition. Dr. Silverman appears regularly as a health commentator on Fox News Radio, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and other media outlets.

Dr. Christopher Keroack is the Medical Director at the New England Center for Functional Medicine in Springfield, MA, where he strives for excellence in lifestyle, integrative, and medical approaches to weight loss. Dr. Keroack has been a leading expert in weight loss and healthy living in Western Massachusetts since 1998.

Dr. Keroack is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Bariatric (weight management) Medicine. He received his formal education from Amherst College, Springfield College, and Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to his formal training, he has obtained certifications in Functional Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as The Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation for Age Management Medicine. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and Functional Medicine. His combination of experience and training has enabled him to develop a comprehensive approach to optimizing health, wellness, and vitality.

this article includes possibility of use of ketogenic diet for cancer

Medical Articles of Interest for March 2018

Physical Fitness Tied to a Nearly 90% Reduction in Dementia Risk

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline Risk in Oldest Old

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Hip-fracture Risk in U.S. Women

Maternal Levels of Vitamin E Isoform Linked to Child Asthma

The Gut Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease

Music Boosts Exercise Capacity During Cardiac Stress Test

Cleaning Products Tied to Faster Lung Function Decline in Women

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

 

Medical Articles of Interest for February 2018

Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk

Chronic Diseases Raise Cancer Risk as Much as Lifestyle Does

MIND Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline in Stroke Survivors

It’s a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study

Ketogenic Drinks Improve Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity

Heavy Drinking ‘Strongest’ Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia

Vegetarian or Mediterranean? Both Diets Improve Weight, Lipids

 

Board Certified Chiropractor? – All Licensed Chiropractors Are! – A NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist / NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains

I’m writing this short blog because I have noted that some chiropractors advertise themselves as board certified; it’s a cheap and misleading attempt to make their practice stand out.

All licensed chiropractors are board certified by the state in which they are licensed to practice. You have to pass the state board exam in order to get a state license

Please read on the National Board od Chiropractic Examiners web site:

www.nbce.org/about/certification_licensure

“Just as medical doctors and attorneys must do, would-be chiropractors must prove their knowledge and readiness to practice. After they earn their degrees from chiropractic college, graduates must then take and pass their board exams before they can apply for a license to practice.

All fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico regulate the practice of chiropractic and grant licenses to qualified candidates. Chiropractic physicians are only allowed to practice in states in which they are licensed.

Most states require passing scores on all or part of the four-part test administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

After passing the board exams, candidates then complete the final steps to licensure as required by the state in which they would like to practice. These steps typically include undergoing a criminal background check, passing a state-level exam on the state’s scope of practice limitations, and submitting a list of personal references.

To maintain licensure, doctors of chiropractic are required (in all states but one) to earn continuing education units each year.”

 

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