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About Pain and Trigger Points

Referred pain has been a well known phenomenon to both medicine and dentistry for many years. Many pathways of referred pain relate to headaches and generalized head and neck pain. These are of particular interest in neuromuscular dentistry since many areas of pain can actually be traced to other areas of neuromuscular origin. In order to achieve successful resolution of symptoms all sources of pain must be addressed. The list of videos below illustrate some of the most common trigger points and the pathways of referred pain. The red dot indicates the origin of the pain the yellow dots indicate the area the pain is perceived.

Front teeth and eye pain referred from temples
Front teeth and eye pain referred from temples
Eye and tooth pain referred from jaw muscle
Eye and tooth pain referred from jaw muscle
Headache pain can be referred from neck
Headache pain can be referred from neck
Headache pain can be referred from neck
Headache pain can be referred from neck
Referred ear pain from jaw muscle

Referred ear pain from jaw muscle Referred ear pain from jaw muscle
Teeth and joint pain referred from deep muscle
Teeth and joint pain referred from deep muscle