Sign Up for a Free Account

This is an image preview.
Start a Free Account
to view the full image.

  • Nearly 3,000 illustrations, including video clips of neurologic disorders.

  • Every article is reviewed by our esteemed Editorial Board for accuracy and currency.

  • Full spectrum of neurology in 1,200 comprehensive articles.

  • Listen to MedLink on the go with Audio versions of each article.

Myofascial pain patterns of the temporalis muscle

Essential (solid red) and spillover (stippled red) referred pain from temporalis trigger points (x's) project to: (A) the temple, supraorbital ridge, and downward to the upper incisor teeth; (B) the midtemporal region, and downward to the intermediate maxillary teeth, (C) the molar teeth and TMJ, and (D) the temporoparietal scalp with deep tenderness. (From: Travell JG, Simons DG. Myofascial pain and dysfunction, temporalis muscle, the trigger point manual. Volume 1. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1983:237, with permission.)

Associated Disorders

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Greater occipital neuralgia
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Postexercise muscle soreness
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Whiplash