Do you, or someone you know, suffer from jaw pain, tinnitus (ringing in ears), migraines, headaches, dizziness, and neck muscle pain? Is so, you know how stressful it can be, and how much it can affect your quality of life.
All these symptoms, in some cases also including chronic fatigue, irritability, earaches, and difficulty swallowing, could be associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), which often goes unrecognized in your family doctor’s office.
TMJ disorder and related conditions affect tens of millions of people in the USA, and it’s vital to look at the relationship between teeth, jawbones, and the alignment of the jaws to the rest of the body. Many people with neck pain actually suffer from TMJ and not a cervical problem, and some estimate that about 80 percent of all neck pain patients have TMD.
Since more and more people are experiencing these problems, among other factors due to high stress levels in today’s world, we wanted to bring awareness to Trigger Point Injection Therapy for headaches, tinnitus, and other TMJ/TMD related symptoms.
It’s a method that stands out as highly effective with often profound results. With Trigger Point Injection Therapy, muscle knots or trigger points are broken up to provide relief from muscle strain, injury, fatigue, and overuse.
Trigger points often remain dormant for a while without producing any symptoms; but once they become active, one can suffer from intensely painful, sore, tense, inflamed, and/or stiff muscles knots. Trigger point injection therapy reduces pain and relaxes the trigger points by injecting small quantities of an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication directly into the affected muscle groups in a series of injections. Trigger point therapy uses the combination of Muscle Myofascial Release, the protein derivative in Botox, and Lidocaine.
Dr. Shea Stevens and Tiffany Shirley completed a certification course with American Academy of Facial Esthetics in trigger point injection therapy for head and neck muscle pain, headaches, TMJ pain, and vertigo/tinnitus.
At Smiles By Stevens dentistry, we also offer diagnostic therapy, which locates muscle trigger point pain, uses ethyl chloride cold spray, and CBD oil (THC free). This therapy is non-invasive and provides immediate relief for acute pain on-set, and the CBD oil gives several hours of relief by decreasing inflammation. A combination of both therapies reduces the need for muscle relaxing medications, anti-seizure medications, steroids, and anti-inflammatory medications. CBD oil is a proven natural remedy for pain caused by inflammation.
Contact us today for a diagnostic evaluation appointment to see if Trigger Point Therapy, therapeutic Botox, Ethyl Chloride, and CBD oil is right for you. We look forward to helping you get rid of your neck and head pain and muscle soreness.
Contact Smiles by Stevens dentistry to schedule your consult with Dr. Stevens – your reliable general dentist and family dentist in Lancaster PA.