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Blogs and Articles — Temporalis

Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Temporalis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Temporalis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   The neck, face, and head muscles are as important to global muscle function as the core (lumbopelvic-hip complex). The temporalis and masseter are synergists. An overdeveloped upper trapezius can be an overlooked contributor to problems associated with these muscles. A short temporalis leads to teeth clenching, which can damage the sensitive proprioceptive covering on the teeth. Temporal dysfunction can ensue, with loss of balance, vertigo, nausea, hearing difficulties, tinnitus, trigeminal neuralgia, and optical problems. Habits such as chewing gum can cause repetitive stress and strain. One must appreciate the chain effect...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Migraine Headaches

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Temporalis Trigger Points are often associated with Migraine    Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches A migraine headache is described as a throbbing, pounding, or pulsating pain and is often associated with specific and characteristic autonomic nervous system (ANS) symptoms. Typically, headache affects half of the head (hemicranial) but may occur on both sides or oscillate from side to side. Migraines generally last from 2 to 72 hours. The pain can be made worse by movement, coughing, straining, or flexing the head. Symptoms Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or...

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