Massage therapy in myofascial TMD pain management

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.
Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.1). 11/2011; 21(5):681-5.
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Myofascial pain located in the area of the head is a very common disease of the stomatognathic system. The fact that the mechanism of its development is very complex may cause a variety of problems in diagnosis and therapy. Patients diagnosed with this type of affliction usually need a variety of different therapies. Massage therapy can be a significant method of treatment of myofascial pain. That kind of therapy is clinically useful as it improves the subjective and objective health status of the patient and is easy to follow. The aim of this paper is to show the physiological effect and different massage techniques applied in myofascial pain treatment. The authors would also like to present the protocol for dealing with patients who demand that kind of therapy for masseter and temporal muscles.

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    • "The long-term impact of the stressor leads to a state of severe mental and physical tension [30] [31] that is relieved by movement reactions of parafunctions nature, such as bruxism [32] [33]. Parafunctional habits of masticatory system muscles, with and without associated chronic pain, long-term treatment requiring numerous visits to specialists, rehabilitation exercises, as well as changes of habits are the source of secondary stress for the patient [34] [35] [36] [37] [38]. Stress experienced in such a way, together with other daily stressors with which the patients cope in an ineffective way, intensifies the pain. "
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    • "In addition, the body as a whole operates on the principle of compensation, when it comes to disturbances in the upper quarter, such as increased muscle tension; this will lead to compensatory changes within the muscle tension in the spinal region so as to force the correct position/posture. These adaptive changes occur at all levels, within tolerance of the body [5, 6]. "
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