TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

TMJ and  Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.


The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ – is
the joint between the lower jawbone – the mandible – and the temporal bone of the skull.
The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibular
disorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area and
limited movement of the mandible. TMD may be caused by problems in the joint itself
or in the muscles surrounding the joint. Problems in the joint include: arthritis, inflammation
and internal derangements. When the problem is in the muscles, the condition is called
myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is very common and
can occur in patients with a normal temporomandibular joint. The syndrome is characterized by presence
of hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscles called trigger points. A trigger point
can be felt as a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of trigger
points may elicit pain in a different location. This is called referred pain.
Trigger points are developed as a result of muscle overuse. Commonly, the muscles of chewing,
or mastication, are overworked when patients excessively clench or grind their teeth unconsciously
during sleep. The medical term for this condition is “nocturnal bruxism”. A trigger point
is composed of many contraction knots where individual muscle fibers contract and cannot
relax. The sustained contraction of muscle sarcomeres compresses local blood supply,
resulting in energy shortage of the area. This metabolic crisis activates pain receptors,
generating a regional pain pattern that follows a specific nerve passage. The pain patterns
are therefore consistent and are well documented for various muscles.
Trigger points in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, lower jaw, upper and lower
molar teeth, eyebrow, inside the ear and around the TMJ area. Trigger points in the temporalis
are also associated with headache and toothache from upper teeth. The main culprits of myofascial
pain in the TMJ area are the pterygoid muscles. Trigger points in medial pterygoid refer pain
to the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside the mouth and upper outside of the neck. They
may also manifest as sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Pain from lateral pterygoid trigger
points can be felt in front of the ear and on the upper jaw.
Treatments aim to address bruxism, to relieve muscle spasm and release trigger points. Treatment
options include: – Therapies: stress management, behavior therapy,
biofeedback – to encourage relaxation. – Dental night guards: Splints and mouth guards
– to protect the teeth from damage. – Medication: pain relievers, muscle relaxants,
botox injections. – Trigger points release techniques such as
needling and “spray and stretch”.

84 comments on “TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

  1. William L. Owens Post author

    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 medication.

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  2. Victor Wizard Post author

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

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  3. Cherry Bomb Post author

    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 .

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  4. estar daniel Post author

    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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  6. Digital Drugs Post author

    the tmj cause one side of my cheek smaller than the other side. i feel my cheek muscle weak and pain

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  7. Glenice P Post author

    Anyone knows the ans to this?
    A 36-year-old woman came in with the complaint of limited jaw opening. Investigations found that opening is 15mm and lateral excursion is 8mm bilaterally. She also experiences bilateral temporal and masseter pain or something. What is the most likely diagnosis? (
    a. Myofacial dysplasia
    b. disc displacement without reduction
    c. Bone ankylosis
    d. Fibrous ankylosis
    e. Temporal arthritis

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  8. Apples Cullum Post author

    sharp muscle spasms surrounding the bones hurts so freakin bad and last 10 minutes today, any suggestion

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  9. Anupam Chaudhary Post author

    I am facing the same problem from five years since I was 17years old. I use to feel pain once in week and it continues for 1day or 2day.I used feel blocked nerve below trigger point.and inside my left ear. it get relaxed whenever I use to enjoy or I apply balm or spray over it. is there any permanent treatment for this plz let me know its my humble request to all the doctors who belongs to this field.

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  10. rofhiwa netshivhilidulu rofhiwa Post author

    I have this problem tell me if there's a specific doctor that deals with this TMJ

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  11. Taylor Chin Post author

    Omg at 2:58 I'm not sur if I have that can someone plz help me?
    When I touch that area it feels like I'm touching a bruise. If you know, then you know that when you touch a bruise it's like a slight pain. That's what I feel when I touch this area of my face. Is there anything wrong? I recently had a sore throats and been coughing. I've only had this for one day. Please help me

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  12. JP Post author

    Hi my name is Jonathan and i have several questions that need to be addressed. Have you ever heard of people's facial structure changing (not the muscles) as a result of tmj pain? The bones in my face have enlarged. I look different. I already got checked for a human growth hormone disorder and i came out negative. Please give me some feedback thank you.

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  13. bridgetbean79 Post author

    This is for sure what I have, I know it! I have a jaw MRI tomorrow and I hope they at least find something.

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  15. storm le cat Post author

    I had this as I was grinding and clenching it hurt and I couldn't open my mouth and eat for months now I have a lump that was on jaw, now the lump is bigger and tender what is causing this will I ever cure

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  16. Claire Aurore Post author

    Missing a single tooth (even wisdom tooth) leads to malocclusion which leads to …TMJ and sometimes bruxism.
    Don't culpabilize yourself and find the real cause of your issues.

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  18. Liz Sweetbrook Post author

    I feel like my eustachian tubes are clogged sometimes and I noticed my jaw hurts and the muscles are stiff. I still can't believe this may be due to TMJ syndrome, but I was really worried about having an ear condition, but it all points to this. My dentist told me I clench at night, and my eye teeth are pretty much flat from clenching too. It sucks.

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  19. Cakal Cakal Post author

    Is it normal to have the feeling that your face muscles have tremors/vibration/shivering with this tmj..i have that feeling on my face..outside people dont see it…

    For the rest is that i have tremendous pain on my face..jaws..for head…near by my ears…cheecks..

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  20. Agustin Arquino-Cruz Post author

    Thank you for the Video it Answer why im feeling pain In my upper Eye brow and in the inside of my ear and also causes Headaches

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  21. Zumba Videos Post author

    I was just diagnosed…i dont really have pain..but tingy feeling along the jaw line….is that a sympton?..i have been a nocturnal teeth grinder for several years….

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  22. Brunda Singu Post author

    Hi I was Suffering from TMJ pain like when I open my mouth i was getting click sound and lot of pain while taking later one of our doctor gave night guard and after using 4moths my click sound reduced 90% and now I am getting while yawning and that to hardly, can please tell me why its moved from mouth opening to yawning ?

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  23. David Web Post author

    i removed wisdom tooth and other tooth its hurt but after 48 hour a ache start in left side of my brain … and madsage works great … but how much can i use it ?

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  24. AR7Rasla PUBG mobile Post author

    A have mussels pain uniformly from head to the toe I can't relax always tired vertigo in the brain luck of concentration 😢😢 is there anybody has this problem?

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  25. absinth914 Post author

    All I can say is OUCH!
    It seems I'm at stage 3 of tmd with myofascial pain syndrome.
    Very intense constant pain right now.

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  26. knightowl50 Post author

    I really cannot tell what I have. I am pretty sure I have an inner ear infection in my left ear. I have also been experiencing serious pain in my teeth in my upper and lower parts of my mouth on my left side. I notice too that there seems to be a pinched nerve of some kind in my neck, again all on my left side.

    I have an appointment with an ENT on Tuesday, and a dentist. I did not really realize the pinched nerve until I was driving home and realized I do have what seems to be a pinched nerve that is effecting those areas. My teeth on my left side, my left ear and the really my neck on the left side.

    Is it possible I have this condition? I have been experiencing some real stress with this condition.

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  27. Tender Post author

    i swar to god i feel a unbareable pressure is squeezing my whole skull and my anxiety goes high the sky and i start crying with 0 emotions i feel your pain is hell on earth since pain killers don't do anything. . god help us all ..

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  28. Fahad Km Post author

    My father 60year he had one bump in head upper part of ear after oneday its came swelled in facen also eyes

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  29. Paul S. Johnson Post author

    I have been gerring Botox injections about every six weeks or so for 17 years. Even with most of my teeth now gone. Without them I think I would nuts from the head pain.

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  30. Firm Tech Post author

    It's very painful like crazy. This pain makes me want to pee. Yup i means the tmj, the pain up to ear and head. This what i feel now. What can i do?

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  31. Marie Di cristoforo Post author

    Sometimes if I turn my head when I'm chewing it's a pop which hurts goes all the way down to my toes it hurts .omg what pain .the pain lasted for a few mins

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  33. Andrea Dietzel Post author

    I have been having sooo much anxiety because my ear has been hurting/feeling full but i have no ear infection. Ive been under the most stress of my life and anxiety has been through the roof. This explains my ear pain along with the dull pain i feel behind ear on head and down to neck. I also have been getting a stiff sore jaw throughout these past 1.5 months of extreme stress. Totally eye opening. This has got to be it.

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  34. ChemicalViruS004 Post author

    My jaw is sligthly dislocated….all of these miofascial syndrome is comming from it…pain tinnitus dificulty swallowing,, choking a lot, trigeminal pain…it sucks but i still havent found a Chiropractor that works on jaws to put it back in place….there are several here but they refused to work on jaw seems this is a part of chiropactic that has to be study specificaly and most dont have that kind of specialization, it sucks and honestly if i go to a jaw ortho they are going to talk about surgery….which i find unecessary since a chiropractor can put it in place again

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  35. wendy simpson Post author

    I suffer with the same thing, but I have been seeing a very good chiropractor who does neck and mandible adjustments as well as myofascial & muscle release therapy. After my first treatment I was in tears because I couldn't believe how quickly the pain had dissipated. At first I saw him once a week for a month, now it's once every 2-3 weeks, I can't believe the difference.

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  36. skeeter stanley Post author

    im having trouble swallowing and my glands or muscles in my neck and left arm and up toward my breast bone the muscles hurt

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  37. Daniele Assisi Post author

    According to all my signs and symptoms I was clinically determined by a holistic physician as possessing TMJ and that he had advised this TMJ treatment “FοΚemΚem Ta” (Google it) to me. After following the recommendation for 11 days , it had transformed my life. I experienced alleviation of pain because of its unique methods. I`m now pain and ache free from the face and jaw..

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  38. great regods Post author

    Same type of pain i am having but no medicine working.pls help me.give me some advice pls.i am suffring from more then ten years.pls pls.all the above you saying is,the same way i am having pain.

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  39. Lahjah Lawman Post author

    I discovered TMJ treatment “fetching fakem press” (Google it) and proceeded to utilize it in the couple of days in the future. The result was remarkable since then I was able to sleep soundly, the swelling within my face has reduced to unnoticeable levels and the pain was gone. I`m so grateful. I really feel so calm, revived and full of life..

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  40. Lander Post author

    FINALLY i founded a video talking about this. I'm from Brazil and there's a lack of information on this subject. Thanks.

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  41. Jane Post author

    I am currently in so much pain
    It all started 9 months ago after I ate something hard.
    I have constant pain on my left side of face yaw chin cheeks bottom molars.
    Been to the dentist like 10 times endo and oral surgeons. I have gotten 1 root canal and 2 crowns on those molars. Pain is worse after dental treatments. My medical doctor said I had tmj and prescribed ibuprofen. 3 months later couldn’t handle the pain and ended up in the er they gave me a referral to a specialist Maxillofacial surgery I was also given naproxen for pain, is not strong enough but helps ease the pain a little. I hope he is able to help ease the pain I am so frustrated almost thought I had oral cancer. Understand everyone’s struggles. Good luck hope you’ll feel better!

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  42. Katherine Davis Post author

    In accordance with all my signs and symptoms I was clinically determined by a holistic doctor as possessing TMJ and that he had recommended this TMJ treatment “FοΚemΚem Ta” (Google it) to me. After following the suggestion for 11 days , it had changed my life. I obtained immediate relief after adhering to the exceptional set of exercises. I`m now pain free from the face up to my jaw..

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  43. Heaven soul true path Post author

    Suffering this..consulted…too much pain……impact teeth problem too..thanks for sharing this video

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  44. Katherine Davis Post author

    After more than 9 years of battling with TMJ and bruxism, I managed to get over the nighttime teeth clenching and all my jaw and face muscles feel very relaxed using this TMJ treatment “FοΚemΚem Ta” (Google it). The pain and also head aches have also diminished. I am very glad I came across this guide..

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