Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 26127
  Title Manipulative management of the temporomandibular joint pain-dysfunction syndrome: A report of two cases [case report]
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 1984 Jun;28(2):257–262
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

The temporomandibular pain-dysfunction syndrome (TMJ-PDS) is a frequent but often unappreciated cause of head, neck, and facial pain. Information regarding its etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment is fragmentary, and often reflects an approach influenced by the background specialty of the involved practitioner. Current treatment is often multidisciplinary, involving the use of various dental splints in conjunction with physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and analgesic medication. This paper suggests that chiropractic manipulation to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) may be an effective approach to treatment of TJM-PDS. Illustrative cases are presented.

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