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Trigger Point Injections to Treat TMJ/TMD

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Posted on May, 2 2019 by G Marlin

TMJ pain symptoms are most frequently referred from “trigger points” in the jaw muscles, rather than directly from the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). This condition most frequently results when the muscles are overworked because a bad bite is producing hyper-irritated (“trigger”) points in the muscle.

Dr. Gerald Marlin of Elite Prosthetic Dentistry has been providing Trigger Point Injection Therapy of the jaw muscles as a part of his TMJ therapy for over 40 years. If you are experiencing or have suffered from pain in your jaw, headaches, especially over the eye or in your forehead, decreased hearing acuity or “stuffiness” in the ear for which your ENT/MD does not have a solution, or even inexplicable, periodic double vision, you can contact Dr. Marlin by calling 202-244-2101 for him to evaluate and treat your discomfort.

As a background, Dr. Marlin wrote his master’s degree thesis on TMJ therapy. In addition, the world’s authority on trigger point injections, Dr. Janet Travell, who wrote the authoritative text on trigger point injections, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, personally trained Dr. Marlin on trigger point injection therapy to eliminate pain and dysfunction.

Although he has been able to resolve TMJ issues without trigger point injection in most cases, he has also resolved many pain issues with this therapy. You can make an appointment with Dr. Marlin by calling 202-244-2101 for help with your intractable pain and/or discomfort.