What are trigger points?

Trigger points are specific areas of muscle fibers that are hypersensitive and can become tight and painful when activated. In the context of orofacial pain, trigger points often develop in the jaw, face, neck, and shoulder muscles. These points can cause referred pain, meaning the discomfort you experience may be felt a distance from the trigger point itself.

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What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of trigger points in the orofacial region may include:

  • Localized pain in the jaw, face, or neck
  • Radiating pain or discomfort
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Limited range of motion in the jaw
  • Muscle stiffness and tension

Trigger point injections: How it works

Trigger point injections are a specialized treatment to deactivate these sensitive points and alleviate the associated pain. Our experienced healthcare providers use BOTOX to relax the muscles and improve blood circulation to the area. This approach helps release tension and reduce pain.

Are trigger point injections right for you?

Trigger point injections offer several benefits for orofacial pain relief:

Pain reduction

By targeting and deactivating trigger points, these injections can significantly reduce pain and discomfort.

Improved range of motion

Many patients experience improved jaw mobility and a greater range of motion after trigger point injections.

Enhanced functionality

Relief from trigger points can improve your ability to eat, speak, and perform daily activities comfortably.

Holistic approach

Trigger point injections are part of our comprehensive approach to orofacial pain treatment, addressing the root causes for long-lasting relief.

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What are trigger point injections like to experience?

At the San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout your trigger point injections experience. When you come to us for BOTOX for trigger point therapy in San Francisco, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-centered experience that focuses on your specific needs. Your journey begins with an initial consultation with our experienced team of orofacial pain experts. 

A welcoming environment built around a positive patient experience

Throughout your trigger point injections experience, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We create a supportive and welcoming environment where you can feel at ease and confident in your treatment journey. Our dedicated team is here to ensure that you receive the highest standard of care and achieve the best possible outcomes. If you're ready to experience relief from orofacial pain through trigger point injections, contact the San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea to schedule a consultation. We're here to guide you toward a pain-free, more comfortable life.

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