Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Pharmacotherapy in in Improving Masticatory Muscle Pain

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Shahid Beheshti University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
saranaz azari-marhabi, Shahid Beheshti University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 4, 2012
Last updated: August 6, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
tempromandibuar disorders are a group of heterogenous pathologies affecting temporomandibular joint,muscles or both.in more than 90%of cases muscles are the origin of pain.TMDs cause pain,movement disability and deficit in quality of life.in more than 90%of cases pain is the major complaint.we run this investigation to find the analgesic effct of low level laser therapy versus pharmacotherapy with naproxen in improving pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Radiation: low level laser therapy
Drug: Naproxen
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study of Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Naproxen

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Further study details as provided by Shahid Beheshti University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • reduction of paim measured by VAS [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    VAS is visual analogue scale

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Low level laser therapy
this arm recieves low level laser therapy treatment for 12 sessions.
Radiation: low level laser therapy
Experimental: naproxen
this arm takes naproxen 500 mg twice daily for 3weeks
Drug: Naproxen


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with TMD affecting masticatory muscles

Exclusion Criteria:

  • systemic disease
  • GI problem
  • pregnancy
  • epidermal cancer
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01659372

Contact: saranaz azari marhabi, post graduate student 00989190129151 saranazazari@yahoo.com

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shahid Beheshti University Not yet recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1983969411
Shahid Beheshti University Recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1983969411
Contact: saranaz azari-marhabi, doctor    00989190129151    saranazazari@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: saranaz azari-marhabi, resident         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University
  More Information

Responsible Party: saranaz azari-marhabi, oral medicine resident, Shahid Beheshti University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01659372     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABT-1233-RV 
Study First Received: August 4, 2012
Last Updated: August 6, 2012
Health Authority: Iran: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University:
temporomandibular disorder
myofascial pain syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gout Suppressants
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents

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