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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 59-61

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy as compared to placebo transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy for the management of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome patients: A clinical study


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
2 Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
3 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
6 Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhishek vilaschandra nimavat
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_50_19

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Aims:The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy in the management of pain in myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome patients and to determine the effectiveness of placebo TENS therapy in the management of pain in myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients received active TENS therapy and placebo TENS therapy. The Visual Analog Scale was used to measure the changes in pain and tenderness in the muscles of mastication. Results:A significant improvement was observed in active TENS therapy as compared to placebo TENS therapy regarding muscle tenderness. Conclusion:This study justifies the use of TENS therapy as well as placebo in the management of temporomandibular dysfunction. TENS therapy appears to be useful in relieving muscle pain.


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