Temporomandibular Joint

Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative systematic review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in the management of temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A literature search of published and unpublished articles resulted in the retrieval of 36 potential articles. RESULTS: Twelve studies met all selection criteria for inclusion in the review: 4 studies addressed the use of therapeutic exercise interventions, 2 studies examined the use of acupuncture, and 6 studies examined electrophysical modalities.

Author(s): 
McNeely, Margaret L.
Armijo Olivo, Susan
Magee, David J.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative systematic review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in the management of temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A literature search of published and unpublished articles resulted in the retrieval of 36 potential articles. RESULTS: Twelve studies met all selection criteria for inclusion in the review: 4 studies addressed the use of therapeutic exercise interventions, 2 studies examined the use of acupuncture, and 6 studies examined electrophysical modalities.

Author(s): 
McNeely, Margaret L.
Armijo Olivo, Susan
Magee, David J.
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society

OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the molecular basis for the anticatabolic effects of mechanical signals on fibrocartilage cells by studying the expression of a variety of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Furthermore, we examined whether the effects of biomechanical strain on MMP gene expression are sustained. METHODS: Fibrochondrocytes from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discs were exposed to dynamic tensile strain for various time intervals in the presence of interleukin (IL)-1beta.

Author(s): 
Deschner, J.
Rath-Deschner, B.
Agarwal, S.
Publication Title: 
The Permanente Journal

CONTEXT: Participants in a randomized trial of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) had a linear decline in pain over 16 TCM visits. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether reductions in pain among participants receiving TCM can be explained by increased use of pain medications, or whether use of pain medications also declined in this group. DESIGN: One hundred sixty-eight participants with TMD were treated with TCM or enhanced self-care according to a stepped-care design.

Author(s): 
Elder, Charles
Ritenbaugh, Cheryl
Aickin, Mikel
Hammerschlag, Richard
Dworkin, Samuel
Mist, Scott
Harris, Richard E.
Publication Title: 
Revue Belge De Médecine Dentaire

Physical therapy management is a part of the therapeutic treatment established in close relationship with the dentist or the maxillofacial surgery. The role of pain has always been an important evil, the psychological background has also to be taken into consideration. The sedative and calming role played by massage and relaxation can not occult the longterm improvement of functional rehabilitation. The aspect of physical therapy in relation to temporomandibular disorders is disregarded by the aspects because of its important role in functional treatment.

Author(s): 
Bialas, C.
Publication Title: 
Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis

INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular diseases progress to pathologic conditions which reveal structural or functional lesions of the elements forming the motor unit of the body. Typical clinical symptoms include muscle weakness, muscle flaccidity, pareses, and partial or total loss of reflexes. Excessive intensity of these symptoms leads i.a. to motor dysfunctions and ultimately to problems with physical development of children and youth. Treatment of such conditions is based on physiotherapy.

Author(s): 
Cichocki, Paweł
Zyzniewska-Banaszak, Ewelina
Mosiejczuk, Hanna
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

A review of meditation techniques indicates that the suppression of inner speech by the use of a "mental devise" may be a key factor in generating the relaxation response of this procedure. It is hypothesized that the suppression of inner speech would release the diaphragm, temporomandibular joint muscles, and hyoid muscles from "symbolic duty." The structural implications of this hypothesis are explored, particularly as they may relate to the treatment of orthopedic disorders commonly seen in chiropractic practices.

Author(s): 
Masarsky, C. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This AB, single-subject case study was conducted to investigate the capability of chiropractic manipulation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in treating unilateral anterior displacement of the articular disc with adhesion to the articular eminence. A specific joint manipulation was designed to reduce the anteriorly displaced and adhered TMJ disc. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 21-yr-old woman suffered from a four year history of right-sided temporomandibular joint pain and clicking, with limitation of mandibular opening.

Author(s): 
Saghafi, D.
Curl, D. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To present a case demonstrating the concept of integrated dental-orthopedic and craniochiropractic care for treating structural disorders of the jaw, neck and spine. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 33-yr-old woman sought orthodontic therapy for an overbite and severe crowding of the lower teeth. She reported a history of bilateral headaches and jaw popping. Orthodontic examination revealed degenerative changes in the right temporomandibular joint and restricted jaw opening.

Author(s): 
Chinappi, A. S.
Getzoff, H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To describe the chiropractic care of a patient medically diagnosed with Bell's palsy and discuss issues clinically relevant to this disorder, such as its epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, care, and prognosis. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 49-year-old woman with a medical diagnosis of Bell's palsy sought chiropractic care. Her symptoms included right facial paralysis, extreme phonophobia, pain in the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and neck pain.

Author(s): 
Alcantara, Joel
Plaugher, Gregory
Van Wyngarden, Darwin L.

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