Treatment outcome of short- and long-term appliance therapy in patients with TMD of myogenous origin and tension-type headache

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Treatment outcome of short- and long-term appliance therapy in patients with TMD of myogenous origin and tension-type headache
Author(s) Ekberg, EwaCarin ; Nilner, Maria
Date 2006
English abstract
The aim was to compare the short- and long-term effect of a stabilization appliance with a control appliance in myofascial pain patients suffering from episodic or chronic tension-type headache. Sixty patients (mean age 29 +/- 12 years) with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) of myogenous origin and headache were studied in this prospective controlled study. Seventy-seven per cent of the patients reported episodic and 23% chronic tension-type headache at the start of the study. The 60 patients were randomly assigned to a treatment group (stabilization appliance) or to a control group (control appliance). The patients were interviewed regarding symptoms of headache and myofascial pain and clinically examined for masticatory muscle tenderness. At the 10-week and the 6- and 12-month evaluations of appliance therapy, the treatment outcome of tension-type headache was studied. At the 10-week evaluation, 17 patients dropped-out from the control group by requesting another appliance and receiving a stabilization appliance. Another patient in the control group dropped out later during the trial. In an intent-to-treat analysis, significant differences in improvement of headache between treatment and control groups were found at the follow-ups. A 30% reduction of muscles tender to palpation correlated significantly to improvement of headache at all follow-ups. The stabilization appliance seems to have a positive effect on tension-type headache, both in a short- and in a long-term perspective in patients with TMD with pain of myogenous origin.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2842.2006.01659.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Journal of Oral Rehabilitation;10
Volume 33
ISSN 0305-182X
Pages 713-721
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) TMD
myogenous
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3752 (link to this page)

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