In the chiropractic field cranial manipulation or craniopathy and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapies are not “stand-alone” techniques. What this means is that to properly treat the cranium or TMJ the spine must be evaluated and treated for neuromusculoskeletal matrix dysfunction or subluxations. Tensions upon the meningeal and myoligamentous aspects of the spine affect the central nervous system directly. For this reason, the adjustment and balancing of the spine and pelvis is always primary to any cranial or TMJ condition.
For evidence based information on this topic please see the following SOTO-USA sponsored position statement on The Relationship Between the Spine, Cranium and TMJ, click here