Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
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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

February 2, 2001
August 17, 2006
September 1999
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Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management
Complementary Medicine Approaches to TMD Pain Management

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

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.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Procedure: Acupuncture
  • Procedure: chiropractic therapy
  • Procedure: bodywork therapy
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Completed
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July 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychologically functional TMD patients
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
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United States
 
NCT00010621
P50 AT000076-01P1, P50 AT000076-01
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: Alex White Center for Health Research (CHR), Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
August 2006

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