Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00010621
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: August 17, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
  Purpose

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


Condition Intervention Phase
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Procedure: Acupuncture
Procedure: chiropractic therapy
Procedure: bodywork therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Study Start Date: September 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2004
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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychologically functional TMD patients
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00010621

Locations
United States, Oregon
Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227-1110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex White Center for Health Research (CHR), Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00010621     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00009334
Other Study ID Numbers: P50 AT000076-01P1, P50 AT000076-01
Study First Received: February 2, 2001
Last Updated: August 17, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014