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Cervical instability occurs when the cervical vertebrae are unable to move beyond their normal range of motion.
A lesser-known factor contributing to cervical instability is the connection between the cervical spine and the eyes.
The muscles controlling eye movement, including the superior oblique and superior rectus, share neural connections with the upper cervical muscles.
In turn, these muscles connect to the upper cervical spine, which can become restricted due to TMJ dysfunction.
TMJ dysfunction, caused by issues like improper tongue posture, breathing, swallowing habits, and jaw position, can lead to referred pain behind the eyes and jaw area.