For my tmj we tried a trigger point injections for the fourth time. This time, we tried it with a stronger local anesthetic called Bupivicaine. The procedure took four pokes in total inside and out of my mouth in my masseter muscle. It definitely stung more, and i feel like I can’t open my mouth as much as I used to. Thank god it’s temporary, but I think this isn’t the route for me. Btw I have a high pain tolerance, but my tmj has been going on for 3 yrs and I can’t drive or go to college until I’m treated.

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  • GeneralBonkers


    I've tried physical therapy and dry needling and those seemed to help some. It's not necessarily something that always gives immediate relief but I did notice improvement the more consistently I went (about twice a week every week for several months) along with the continued at home exercises and a night guard to prevent grinding in my sleep.

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