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Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00010621
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 5, 2001
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
This study will determine whether selected complementary approaches to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain management-acupuncture are as effective as usual care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Procedure: Acupuncture Procedure: chiropractic therapy Procedure: bodywork therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Temporomandibular disorders are characterized by pain and tenderness in the muscles of mastication and/or the (TMJ), limitations of jaw opening often accompanied by deviations in mandibular path, and clicking, popping or grating TMJ sounds. This study will compare the effectiveness of the complementary therapies chiropractic therapy and bodywork therapy to the standard of care for TMJ pain. If these complementary interventions are shown to be effective, the goal is to design and implement a Phase III clinical trial to further evaluate the health consequences and cost of these therapies.

Participants will be evaluated at baseline, and 6 and 12 months post-intervention. Clinical examinations, saliva samples to assess salivary cortisol levels, and a series of questionnaires to assess pain and grade of dysfunctional pain, psychological functioning, and other physical symptoms will be used to assess outcomes. The investigators will passively monitor health care utilization within KPNW using clinical, research, and administrative databases.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management
Study Start Date : September 1999
Study Completion Date : July 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychologically functional TMD patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00010621

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United States, Oregon
Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227-1110
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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Principal Investigator: Alex White Center for Health Research (CHR), Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00010621     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00009334
Other Study ID Numbers: P50AT000076-01P1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
P50AT000076-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 5, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2006
Last Verified: August 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Craniomandibular Disorders
Mandibular Diseases
Jaw Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Myofascial Pain Syndromes