TMJ & Facial Pain

Tempo-Mandibular Joint Pain

Tempo-Mandibular Joint Pain

Patient: Woman 58 years
Occupation: Unable to work
Pain: 10/10

Complaint: Long term Facial and Jaw Pain, which started about 10 years ago. This pain was made worse with any exposure to cold or when the patient was stressed. There was also a constant feeling of having something stuck in her throat.

This pain was always present to some degree, being worse at night. The patient had been examined by numerous Doctors and an ENT Consultant. There was no diagnosis, all tests for pathology were negative.

Diagnosis: This Lady was very tense and distressed, but examination showed distinct Trigger Points in the
Sternocleidomastoid Muscle, which is the muscle running from the Sternum to behind the Ear.

Treatment: I treated this Lady using Acupuncture to the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle, and after 2 treatments her pain was 95% improved.

Prognosis: This Lady should remain Pain Free, but it’s worth while asking her to return for a reassessment in a month, as She has suffered with this condition for a very long time. The underlying cause of this condition is not known.

About David Drysdale

David Drysdale has worked as an Osteopath in the West End of Glasgow since 1996. David combines a wide range of techniques when treating a patient, ranging from Osteopathic Manipulation, Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Nutrition and Exercise. Treatments are tailored for the Patient. It is understood that some people simply do not like osteopathic manipulation, while others like Deep Tissue Massage, or benefit from Cranio-Sacral Therapy. There are different ways of treating people who are in pain, and providing the treatment that works for you is very important. Osteopathy is well known for treating Headaches, Neck & Back Pain, but many other conditions such as migraines, frozen shoulder and arthritis can all respond well to good Osteopathic treatment.
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Many Thanks…………….. Davy Drysdale

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