Did you know that some of pain in the head and neck is referral pain that starts from some place else. Some times if you have sensitive teeth it is due to muscles in the head and neck that are in spasm.
Trigger point injections help relieve TMJ symptoms by pin pointing hyper-irritable knots in muscles often found within a firm or taut band of skeletal muscle.
The diagnosis is clinical and depends upon the results of a detailed history and a thorough directed exam. There is no laboratory or imaging test to establish the diagnosis of a trigger point.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a regional painful muscle condition with a relationship between a specific trigger point and its associated pain region. When myofascial pain syndrome is suspected, injections of local anesthetics with or without steroid into the identified trigger point have been used for myofascial pain management for many years with in the medical community. Dry needling or a trigger point is a technique for pain treatment in which the pain site is stimulated by insertion of a needle without the injection of medication.