Effects of Masseter Manual Therapy on Temporomandibular Dysfunction

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Logan College of Chiropractic

Status and phase

Unknown
Phase 1

Conditions

Temporomandibular Joint
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Treatments

Procedure: Active release techniques

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00870922
388
SR0204090171

Details and patient eligibility

About

Muscles and myofascial dysfunction are more often the mechanism and source of pain in oral fascial disorders (OFD) than the TMJ. Masticatory muscles in patients with TMJ alterations are more hypertonic, less efficient and more prone to fatigue compared to age and sex matched controls. It is our opinion that Active Release Technique can be a reliable assessment and treatment tool in the resolution in cervical-cranio mandibular disorders. Our goal is to improve masticatory function through treatment of trigger points in the masseter.

Full description

Recruit 45 patients with TMD determined by questionnaire. Measure pre and post mandibular active range of motion and VAS pain scale. Treatment will include 4 visits over a two week span measuring before first treatment and after last treatment. There will be 3 treatment groups; active release technique, post isometric relaxation and a no treatment control group. We will analyze data for any change in mandibular range of motion and VAS pain scale.

Enrollment

45 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Difficulty and/or pain when opening mouth
  • Jaw locking
  • Difficulty or pain when chewing or talking
  • TMJ clicking
  • Jaw stiffness, tightness, or fatigue
  • Pain in ear, temple or cheeks
  • Frequent headaches, neckaches, toothaches
  • Change in occlusion

Exclusion criteria

  • Trauma to head, neck or jaw within last 12 months
  • Recent dental extractions
  • Taking prescription analgesics/muscle relaxants
  • Recent cervical SMT (HVLA)
  • Already under care for condition
  • Sinus infection

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

45 participants in 1 patient group

TMD group
Experimental group
Description:
Participants will receive ART and have Therabite (mouth opening) and pain (VAS) measured before and after ART
Treatment:
Procedure: Active release techniques

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

James George, DC

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