Massage therapy in myofascial TMD pain management

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.
Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University 11/2011; 21(5):681-5.
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ABSTRACT 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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