Trigger Point Dry Needling


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Ear and Eye Pain

Trigger points refer pain that frequently mimic the symptoms associated with opthamological (eye) and otological (ear) pathology. These trigger points are associated with migraine headache, tinnitus, eye strain, and many other diagnoses.

Examples of these muscles are the lateral pterygoids, masseters, sternocleidomastoid, spenius cervicis and zygomaticus.

Lateral Pterygoids - Trigger Point Map

Fig A: Lateral Pterygoids

Masseters - Trigger Point Map

Fig B: Masseters

Spenius Cervicis - Trigger Point Map

Fig C: Spenius Cervicis


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