Mark wrote to ACN Latitudes looking for information on a treatment for tics that focuses on adjusting the jaw through an appliance placed in the mouth.
He wondered if we had additional information or recommendations on this. See his note and two testimonials below. We hope readers will add comments if they have pursued this therapy for tic disorders including Tourette syndrome.
I’m a 55-year old male who has had annoying tics most of my life. I have tried several nondrug therapies but none have seemed to help much. Recently, I ran across some interesting work done by a Dr. Anthony Sims. He claims that by getting the proper fit with a device for TMJ (temporal mandibular joint disorder) one can all but eliminate tics. According to him, misalignment of the jaw is causing tics and Tourette’s. Do you have an opinion on this?