Comparative efficacy of analgesic gel phonophoresis and ultrasound in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders

Conclusion: The results of this study suggests that though plain ultrasound as well as phonophoresis with aceclofenac gel are effective in the management of temporomandibular disorders. Phonophoresis was found be slightly superior as evident in VAS scores and CRP levels though not statistically significant.
Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion: TMD patients suffer with continuous pain for long time even after conventional treatment. Laser therapy shows a promising outcome of pain reduction for TMD patients. Therefore, laser therapy can be recommended for the TMD patients' better outcome. This trial is registered with PROSPERO (CRD42020177562). PMID: 33005278 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intra-articular injection of liquid platelet-rich fibrin (I-PRF) versus hyaluronic acid (HA) following arthrocentesis in patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction. A total of 69 patients with internal TMJ derangement were enrolled in this retrospective, matched cohort study. A total of 47 included patients (67 joints) were divided into 3 groups as follows: 16 participants in the arthrocentesis-only group; 14 patients in the arthrocentesis plus HA injection group (A+HA); and 17 participants in the arthrocentesis plus I-PRF injection ...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
There is no consensus in literature about role of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) in chronic pain of TMD. The aim of this poster presentation is to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of TENS therapy for symptomatic relief of chronic pain in specific subgroups (myalgia, disc displacements, arthralgia, and headache attributed to TMJ) of TMD patients. Sixty patients of TMD were included in a study and randomly divided into 2 groups: Group A-TENS group and Group B-Drug group. Thirty patients were given TENS therapy, and 30 patients were given diclofenac sodium 50mg twice daily for 10 days.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Prosthetic temporomandibular joints (PTMJ) are considered by many to be the treatment of choice for intra-articular end-stage temporomandibular joint disease and have been shown to improve range of motion and reduce pain. When patients who have initially undergone successful alloplastic joint replacement start showing delayed onset of increased pain and decrease in opening, the management becomes challenging. The authors have previously published their experience with arthroscopic management of failing prosthetic joints.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is often silent in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Untreated, it can cause pain, growth disturbances, malocclusion, and skeletal deformities. Currently, combined clinical examination and radiographic imaging (i.e., magnetic resonance imaging, MRI) are necessary for diagnosis and treatment. However, imaging is not always feasible due to its high cost, access, occasional need for sedation and potential contraindications.1 Acoustic emissions (AEs) are the sounds produced from articulation in a joint.2 To measure the AEs of the TMJ, we built a custom headset with 2 uniaxial Dytran...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In this experimental study, we aimed to determine whether guided music listening (GML) - a music intervention based on models of mood mediation and attention modulation - modulates masticatory muscle activity and awake bruxism in subjects with chronic painful muscular temporomandibular disorders (TMD myalgia, mTMD), a condition causing a significant burden to patients, their families, and healthcare systems. BACKGROUND: Awake bruxism - a stress behavior characterized by clenching of the teeth - is a strong contributor to chronic mTMD. GML modulates psychological stress and motor responses ...
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the importance of psychologic functioning in the assessment and management of these overlapping pain conditions. PMID: 32975543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Atopic disorders, previously recognized as predictors of poor sleep, are associated with COPCs after accounting for sleep problems. PMID: 32975542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
Authors: Sharma S, Slade GD, Fillingim RB, Greenspan JD, Rathnayaka N, Ohrbach R Abstract AIMS: To investigate whether TMD-related characteristics are indeed specific to TMD or whether they are also associated with other chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 22 characteristics related broadly to TMD (eg, jaw kinesiophobia, overuse behaviors, and functional limitation) were measured in 178 painful TMD cases who were also classified according to four COPCs: headache, low back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Differences in mean subscale scores were c...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: When evaluating nociceptive sensitivity in a chronic pain patient, comorbid pain conditions should be considered, as the more salient feature underlying sensitivity is likely the number rather than the type(s) of pain conditions. PMID: 32975540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
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