Eliminating Sinus Pain is possible because most sinus pain is referred pain rather than primary pain. It has been estimated that 80-90 percent of patients treated for sinus pain actually have referred pain from Myofascial Triggers.
Myofascial Triggers can often be turned off instantly by utilizing trigger point deactivation with Dr. Travell Spray and Stretch Technique. This is usually done prior to a diagnosis of primary sinus issues to prevent misdiagnosis and improper treatment protocols.
Identifying trigger points that cause referred sinus pain makes treatment rational and logical rather than blindly throwing medication at this type of pain. Trigger paoin injections can instantly relieve and prevent return of many sinus issues.
The basis or neuromuscular dentistry is to eliminate muscle spasm, myofascial taut bands and trigger points and to create a healthy environment where the body can heal. The best medicine is when a doctor removes the impediments to healing.
A diagnostic neuromuscular orthotic can give patients a healthy articulation where minimal pathologic muscle recruitment is necessary which promotes healing. The use of ULF-TENS rapidly relaxes muscles to aid in pain relief and in construction of a diagnostic orthotic that rapidly addresses the problem rather than the trial and error when working with muscles in spasm or with taut myofascial bands and trigger points.
The Aqualizer Appliance can often be used to jump start treatment for neuromuscular dentists but especially for doctors who have not invested in ULF-TENS. It is a hydraulic appliance that rapidly helps jaw, nech and back muscles relax. Because it is self adjusting it accomodates improvement in head and body posture.
Many sharp ENT’s are beginning to recognize how this inexpensive appliance lets the differentiate between primary sinus pain and referred myofascial sinus pain.
The facial and trigeminal nerves are responsible for almost 100% of headaches, migraines, sinus pains, tooth pains and facial pains. These are usually related to many factors including all the muscles of the jaw and face.