Tag Archives: tmj disorders

Wholistic (Holistic) Health Care: Whole-body, Whole-Health

  Both conventional health care and alternative/holistic medicine diagnose and treat symptoms. But there are some important differences. [space] Conventional Health Care: The Bottom Line Due to the current climate of insurance policy and health care regulations, rather than taking the time to correctly diagnose a patient and create an appropriate treatment plan, many health […]

Action Alert: Contact Your Senators to Support NIH Funding!

This is the time of year when the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives develop the 2013 budgets for all federal agencies. One of those agencies is the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, suppo…

No Effect of Glucosamine Sulfate on Osteoarthritis in the Temporomandibular Joints—A Randomized, Controlled, Short-term Study

The use of glucosamine has been widely promoted to the lay public as a treatment for degenerative arthritis. However, most of the clinical studies that have been done have failed to show any significant effect. Now, a recently published study that comp…

Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders have Increased Fatigability of the Cervical Extensor Muscles

Do you have neck and shoulder pain in addition to pain in your temporomandibular joint? A recent study in the Clinical Journal of Pain (Vol. 28, 2012, pgs 55-64) offers a possible explanation for this condition.
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An Implementation and Biobehavioral Study of TMJMD

A clinical study on TMJ disorders is being conducted in the Dallas, Texas area. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether early non-surgical treatment techniques such as biofeedback, stress management and self management coping skills training, r…

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) For Treatment of Painful Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The University of Maryland Dental School has completed recruitment for a clinical trial to see if the drug duloxetine (Cymbalta) relieves pain of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Duloxetine is an antidepressant also approved by the United States Fo…