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Is A Jaw Muscle Causing Your Toothache, TMJ or Ringing of the Ears?

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
When it comes to pain we'd rather live without. Toothache and TMJ (Jaw Joint) pain certainly rank among the least tolerable. Fortunately, a common culprit is often responsible for these symptoms: A powerful jaw muscle within the rear of the cheek, named the Masseter. Fortunately, trigger points in the Masseter can be treated by a trigger point therapist or by you at home! If anyone you know suffers from these symptoms, have them perform the following quick tests and self-care tips below to identify possible trigger points and myofascial dysfunction in the Masseter.

"The Migraine Maker" Could this Shoulder Muscle Cause Your Headache?

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Greetings from Pressure Positive! In this issue of Muscle News, we'll learn to evaluate and treat a shoulder muscle that has a bad reputation for causing head pain, so much so it has earned the nickname "The Migraine Maker." This issue is a "must read" for anyone who experiences headaches!

How I Overcame TMJ: The personal story of Gail Falzon

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
My name is Gail Falzon. I am a registered nurse and I have suffered from TMJ for most of my life. I have experienced all the painful symptoms associated with TMJ, including difficulty chewing and opening my mouth, horrible headaches, earaches, face pain, and constant muscle spasms. So I know how much it hurts, and I know how much the pain of TMJ can literally take control of your life. My struggle with TMJ began at 14 when I got braces. Since that time, I've tried pain relievers, multiple bite splints, and after suffering a whiplash injury from a car wreck, I had my jaws surgically reconstructed and wore braces again for two years. But the medications, the bite splints, the surgery and braces didn't relieve my pain. After all this, I was completely frustrated and felt like there was no hope...