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TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

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The temporomandibular joint– the TMJ – is the joint between the reduced jawbone – the jaw – as well as the temporal bone of the head. The TMJ is accountable for jaw motion and also makes it possible for chewing, chatting and yawning. Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions identified by pain in the jaw location and then minimal activity of the jaw. TMD could be brought on by problems in the joint itself or in the muscle mass bordering the joint. Problems in the joint include: joint inflammation, inflammation as well as inner derangements. When the problem remains in the muscles, the problem is called myofascial pain syndrome.
Myofascial discomfort syndrome is very common and also could happen in yous with a regular temporomandibular joint. The disorder is defined by existence of hyperirritable areas located in skeletal muscle mass called trigger points. A trigger point can be felt as a nodule of muscle operating more challenging compared to normal uniformity. Palpation of trigger points might generate discomfort in a different area. This is called referred discomfort.
Trigger points are developed as a result of muscle mass overuse. Typically, the muscular tissues of chewing, or mastication, are exhausted when people excessively clench or grind their teeth unconsciously during sleep. The clinical term for this problem is "nocturnal bruxism". A trigger point is made up of many tightening knots where individual muscle mass fibers agreement and also can not lax. The sustained tightening of muscle sarcomeres compresses local blood supply, leading to power lack of the location. This metabolic crisis triggers pain receptors, generating a local pain pattern that complies with a specific nerve passage. The discomfort patterns are consequently constant and then are well documented for numerous muscular tissues.
Trigger factors in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, reduced jaw, top and lower molar teeth, brow, inside the ear and also around the TMJ location. Trigger points in the temporalis are additionally associated with headache and then toothache from top teeth. The major perpetrators of myofascial discomfort in the TMJ location are the pterygoid muscular tissues. Trigger points in median pterygoid refer pain to the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside the mouth as well as upper beyond the neck. They might also manifest as sore throat and also difficulty ingesting. Pain from lateral pterygoid trigger factors could be felt in front of the ear as well as on the top jaw.
Therapies aim to address bruxism, to soothe muscular tissue convulsion and then release trigger points. Treatment choices include:
– Treatments: stress monitoring, behavior therapy, psychophysiological feedback – to urge leisure.
– Dental evening guards: Splints and also mouth guards – to shield the teeth from damages.
– Medicine: pain relievers, muscle mass relaxants, botox shots.
– Trigger points release methods such as needling and then "spray and then stretch".



  1. Kodam Satyanarayana

    February 2, 2015 at 11:10 am


  2. Tegaz Reis

    July 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for the explanation, the animation turns the explanation easy to

  3. Pastor Raul Valentin

    December 20, 2015 at 4:25 am

    WOW, this is the best video ever seen. Explain everything !

  4. William L. Owens

    March 8, 2016 at 10:33 am

    You could stop the constant pain and pressure in your mouth stop the
    feeling of tension, agitation, and exhaustion quickly and safely without
    any possibility of encountering unwanted side effects from prescribed

  5. Vishal geerwar (sookine)

    March 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    if someone has a remedy for nocturnal bruxism ,please make me know, it’s
    disturbing me since many years. thnks.

  6. Cherry Bomb

    April 12, 2016 at 2:21 am

    i been completely disabled from tmj i was chewing gum something went snap i
    got super dizzy i havent been the same that was 4 years ago . doctor after
    doctor after doctor no relief i been in constant pain for 4 years straight
    . dizzy neck pain lights in my eyes ear ringing aniexty from confusion my
    back is now affected and my arm now has weakness . my muscles are so strong
    on my left side i can see it . tried night guards massage pills way way too
    many pills . i seriously am in pain everyday i see no relief . most doctors
    just throw pills at me or think i have some other problem ive already been
    tested for . i know its tmj my face dont hurt none of those other things
    hurt . though my relief is rare now as years go on . i am dissapointed
    noone has even looked at my face after 4 years . my life is miserable and
    im trying everything .

    • Cherry Bomb

      June 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      +Cherry Bomb they have no idea what to do . ive come to the conclusion
      doctors are lost and we are getting 1900s medical care off a wagon . not
      sure at this point that might be more effective lol.

    • Nicki WolfyFoxy

      June 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      I feel so bad reading your story :(( because I too have been struggling
      with muscle pains and find no relief. For me it’s muscle knots (myofascial
      pain). So sad that it’s been 4 years now for me too and no answers. Doctors
      keep telling me the same thing too. What’s crazy is that this past month
      being on YouTube and watching these videos has opened my mind to a possible
      cause!! For me it’s stress that’s causing the knots but too, it’s poor
      forward head posture from years of pc gaming!!!! I would have never known
      it, if only a doc would have mentioned it sooner. Do the past month I’ve
      been trying to fix my posture. It’s insane how many problems poor posture
      can cause. The doc I’ve been fallowing on here is ‘Dr Alan Mandell’. Please
      YouTube search him. Same for anyone else reading this. He does great videos
      that help the cause. You never know, it might help give you an idea of
      what’s wrong on your end too. God bless :))

    • SparkleofAnnie

      July 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

      @cherry bomb I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not well. I have the same
      problem as you and the same experience from doctors. Just last week I went
      to a dentist who is specially trained for tmj disorder. I have terrible
      pain behind my eyes, neck, jaw, ears, and scalp. Constant pain 24/7. It is
      crucial that you see a “neuromuscular dentist” as the majority of dentists
      do not know how to treat this and will continue to get worse. You need
      special imaging done and then the proper treatment can begin. My pain
      started after I was in a car accident. If your tmj is not in the correct
      spot, you are unable to fix your posture as it is all related. Also, I
      don’t know if you have other facial pain but you could also be suffering
      from trigeminal nerve pain. For example, my jaw is pushed back too far and
      is pushing up against my trigeminal nerve which causes EXTREME pain! Let me
      know what you find out, and you will be in my prayers!

    • Dr. G

      July 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Cherry Bomb. There are treatments available for this. I am a dentist who
      regularly treats this sort of thing. Please send me an e-mail at and I will try and get you connected to someone in your
      area who can help you.

  7. estar daniel

    July 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    is it related to emotional disturbance …bcoz this happens to me when I m
    thinking about d same thing for more than a day continously

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