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Trigger Point Blog — Masseter

Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD or/ TMJD)

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    TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of the jaw, that allow...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Masseter

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Treating Masseter Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Ischemic Compression Technique   Masseter trigger points are significant contributors to headaches A forward-head posture places the mandible in a position that puts the masseter under undue stress. Antagonist muscles, such as the geniohyoid, omohyoid, and digastric, can all become spastic as a result of overtraining of the abdominal muscles using poor technique. This in turn may inhibit the masseter, with resulting trigger point formation to provide stiffness or tension within the muscle. Changes in associated suboccipital muscles lead to changes in homeostasis of the head and face muscles. A...

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