New findings suggest that the CMD, craniomandibular dysfunction, could be the cause of movement disorders. The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (Tourette syndrome, GTS) was first scientifically named by Gilles de la Tourette in 1885. Symptoms are characterized by so-called “extrapyramidal hyperkinesia”. These can be spontaneous very fast and violent movements and twitches, involuntary noises and exclamations, which exert a considerable pressure on the sufferer.
“Tourette´s syndrome: a pilot study for the discontinuance of a movement disorder”, Abstract, the two American dentists Sims and Stack published 2009 in the specialist journal “Cranio”. They state that La Tourette’s syndrome has been a mystery for medicine for over 150 years. First, according to Sims and Stack, doctors believed that this was a mental disorder, then a neurological brain defect, and ultimately a streptococcal infection. However, it was never thought that Tourette’s syndrome could be a structural deformation that would manifest itself as a neurological problem. Sims and Stack explained that they had discovered that Tourette was not a psychological, infectious, genetic or environmental impact, but that it was a “structural reflex disorder”. They showed in a pilot study how and why Tourette with its multiple accompanying disorders can be broken through with a bite bar symptomatically. No medication or surgical intervention is necessary for this treatment. They call this bite splint “Neurocranio Vertical Distractor (NCVD).