The treatment modalities of masticatory muscle pain a network meta-analysis

Conclusions: Based on the limited evidence of available trials, complementary therapy seemed to be slightly more effective than remaining treatment modalities for pain reduction in TMD patients with masticatory muscle pain. High-quality randomized controlled trials are expected to validate the findings.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

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müş M Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the effects of occlusal splint and low dose laser treatments clinically and thermographically in patients with myofascial pain syndrome. METHODS: Twenty patients aged 18-45 with myofascial pain syndrome were involved into this study. Patients were examined by clinically and Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) was used for the diagnosis of TMD. Patients divided into two groups. First group treated with stabilisation splint, while the other one with low level laser therapy (LLLT). Pre- and po...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Characteristics and nonverbal behaviors of experimenters/clinicians contribute to the elicitation and modulation of pain, placebo, and nocebo effects.IntroductionThe present qualitative review investigated whether the characteristics or nonverbal behavior (NB) of the person administrating painful stimulation affected pain or placebo/nocebo effects in the research participant. The placebo effect is a psychobiological response that may occur following the application of active and inactive interventions (1). Applying an inactive medication paired with positive information about its analgesic effects can reduce pa...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effects of low-power laser auriculotherapy (LA) on the physical and emotional symptoms of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), in comparison with occlusal splints (OS). DESIGN: Randomized, blinded, prospective, non-inferiority clinical trial. INTERVENTIONS: The patients received OS (control group) or LA (experimental group). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Following the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) guidelines, patients with TMD were evaluated by using axes I and II of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for RDC-TMD. Both intra- and intergroup quantitative var...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsOral appliances were as likely to be reported by FM comorbid as FM − women. Oral appliances did not outperform self-management treatments on self-reported improvement of facial pain.Clinical relevanceResults support the use of self-management as first-line treatment for mTMD and potential utility of inquiring about widespread pain for treatment planning.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusion The use of total joint prostheses has been configured as a good therapeutic alternative for severe conditions of TMJ that do not respond to conservative treatments. However, further studies are needed to demonstrate whether these results are long term.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ME, Castro-Sánchez AM Abstract Context • Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) report frequent and severe symptoms from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The appropriate treatment of TMDs remains controversial. No studies have occurred on the efficacy of therapy with a laser or an occlusal stabilization splint in the treatment of TMDs in patients with FMS. Objective • The study intended to investigate the therapeutic effects of laser therapy and of an occlusal stabilization splint for reducing pain and dysfunction and improving the quality of sleep in patients with TMDs and FMS. Design &bul...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Summaries and Commentaries Source Type: research
When I take a patient’s pulse, I’m really checking to make sure their heart is beating in rhythm and their blood is flowing regularly. It wasn’t until much later that I learned your body has another pulse — your “dural pulse.” In the 1970s, Dr. John Upledger discovered the dural pulse. He was studying dural tubes at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. The dural tube is a membrane surrounding your spinal cord. It’s filled with cerebral spinal fluid. Dr. Upledger noticed that this spinal fluid moves with a set rhythm. In fact, this dural pulse beats at 6...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Craniosacral Therapy Dural Pulse Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are considered a collection of disorders involving many organic, psychological and psychosocial factors. They can involve the masticatory muscles or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures, or both. It is estimated that 40% to 75% of the population displays at least one sign of the disease and 33% of the population reports at least one symptom. Arthroscopy has been used to reduce signs and symptoms of patients with TMD but the effectiveness has still not been totally explained. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of arthroscopy fo...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Arai YC, Makino I, Aono S, Yasui H, Isai H, Nishihara M, Hatakeyama N, Kawai T, Ikemoto T, Inoue S, Ushida T Abstract There are patients who suffer from persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder (PDAP) which is a pain of the teeth, either dentoalveolar pain or nonodontogenic toothache, and its cause has not yet been identified. An effective intervention for PDAP has not yet been established. Interventions for patients with PDAP are generally pharmacological treatments such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and pregabalin. However, these medicines are not always effective for patients. The pain disorder in ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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