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Trigger Points – Earache and Sore Throat

Client’s Description First of all, most people skip their bodywork session when they feel this way as they believe that they are getting sick. When they do come in with this, people complain of earache that extends into the mouth, jaw and throat. The entire side of the mouth can feel achy and congested like there is …

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Trigger Points – Sinus Pain in the Face and Ear Congestion

Client’s Description  When asked, people trace their hands along your cheekbones around toward their ear and complain of sinus pressure. The pain in the cheek bones seems to be more constant, irritated and feels like pressure. The referral into the ear, when present, feels like an earache or stuffiness. They may also complain about clicking when …

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Trigger Points – Headache with sensitive upper teeth

There are 3 or 4 patterns that come off the trigger points in the temporalis. Each one has a band of pain that extends upward and associated sensitivity in the upper teeth. Like the bands of pain, the trigger points in the front create sensitivity in the front teeth and the trigger points in the …

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Understanding Trigger Points – Tooth Pain – Lower Molars

Client’s Description People complain of a toothache and infection in their lower molars teeth that seem to extend up into the roots. There is usually one tooth where the pain is more focused. They usually come to see me after trying to get relief from their dentist without success. These are usually regular clients of mine that have …

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Trigger Points – Earache with Jaw tension

People usually complain about earache and some jaw tension. Sometimes they complain about a roaring in the ear or some other form of tinnitus. At times, when the trigger point is most severe, there is sharp pain deep in the ear with a sickly ache in the jaw. Usually, clients don’t complain to their massage therapist about this kind …

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Understanding Trigger Points – Sinus pressure with sensitive upper teeth

Client’s Description People come in complaining of a toothache and infection in their upper teeth that seems to extend up into the roots. They usually don’t expect the massage therapist to get rid of the pain, they are just complaining about their teeth. I get a little more of these cases as my clients know that …

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Understanding Trigger Points: Headache In The Eyebrow

Client’s Description People complain about their headache as they trace their eyebrow with their fingers. This is the pattern that happens right in the eyebrow. There are other patterns that happen above or below the eyebrow. Further assessment is needed to pinpoint this trigger point. The sure sign is when I press into the corner …

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