TMJ Trigger Points

    For Patients

    Recognizing & Understanding Trigger Points

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we specialize in the comprehensive treatment of TMJ disorders, with a focus on identifying and addressing trigger points that contribute to your pain and discomfort.

    What are TMJ Trigger Points?

    Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. These nodules can cause pain and discomfort, often radiating pain to other areas of the body. When pressure is applied to a trigger point, it can produce referred pain that mimics other conditions, leading to misdiagnosis and improper treatment if not correctly identified.

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are often associated with muscle pain, which can be significantly influenced by trigger points. These points in the jaw, neck, and surrounding muscles can cause or exacerbate TMJ symptoms, including:

    • Jaw pain or tenderness
    • Difficulty in opening or closing the mouth
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Earaches and tinnitus
    • Facial pain

    Trigger points can contribute to TMJ disorders by causing muscle stiffness and reducing the range of motion, leading to a cycle of pain and dysfunction that can severely impact quality of life. Identifying and treating these trigger points is crucial in managing TMJ disorders effectively.

    Why Choose Us for Your Trigger Point Treatments?

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we offer expert care for TMJ disorders with a focus on trigger point treatment. Our advanced diagnostic tools accurately identify trigger points, and our personalized treatment plans include therapies like manual trigger point therapy and physical therapy. We take a holistic approach to address both symptoms and underlying causes, ensuring long-term relief. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive care.  Contact us Today! to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards lasting relief and improved well-being.

    TMJ Trigger Points

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    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana

    Rae Tcherneshoff
    Rae Tcherneshoff
    2020-11-19
    My treatment has been nothing short of life changing. I have struggled with TMJ issues for about 10 years and it got much worse in the last year. After treatment here, I can now chew on both sides of my mouth, open my jaw all the way, no more clicking or popping, and finally no pain or ringing ears. I was skeptical at first, but Dr. VanDkye REALLY knows what she’s talking about and all the women in the office are so helpful!
    Josie Gordon
    Josie Gordon
    2019-08-25
    Dr VanDyke is so knowledgeable and well educated in Sleep Disorders. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate person. The staff is so friendly and nice that I look forward to going to the office! They are an incredible group of women😇☀️😃
    Cheri Waring
    Cheri Waring
    2019-07-19
    I started with TMJ &Sleep Therapy Center in June this year. I was grinding teeth with mouth pieces made at the dentist offices that didn't help with my other issues. HEADACHES, not sleeping, jaw popping, pain in right ear, sinus issues. I was hoping only for help with headaches and sleep, and grinding. I recieved my more than ever expected. I sleep through the night, headache free, popping gone. Mouth pieces are so different than others I have had made. They truly gave me my life back. Thank you!
    Norman G.
    Norman G.
    2019-07-11
    The staff is wonderful, and so knowledgeable. My wife had been suffering for a long time with jaw pain, none of the medical doctors were able to help her. Finally, after treatment she has had no more pain and life is good!
    Lenora Snider
    Lenora Snider
    2019-06-12
    Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. Made sure you understand everything that you have discussed .