Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Pharmacotherapies in Myofacial Pain: A Randomised Study
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Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a collective term for the disorders involving the temporomandibular joint, the soft-tissue structures within the joint and the muscles of mastication. Myofascial pain is the most common type of painful TMD, characterised by pain in the muscles of mastication, frequently along with muscle dysfunction and tightness.
To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) with pharmacotherapy in the management of myofacial pain.
A total of 40 patients with myofacial pain are divided into two groups, in which 20 patients (Group A) were treated with pharmacotherapy and other 20 patients (Group B) were treated with TENS.
In Group B, all the patients were responded well for therapy, and there was significant reduction in myofacial pain as compared with patients in Group A.
Our study revealed a positive result towards TENS therapy and concluded that it can be given as first line of therapy.
Myo-facial pain, Transcutaneouselectrical nerve stimulation, Pharmacotherapy, Visual analogue scal.