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Effects of Dry Needling in Patients With Sleep Bruxism and Temporomandibular Disorders: a Prospective Case Series

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CEU San Pablo University

Brief Summary:
The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of deep dry needling in the masseter and temporalis MTrPs on pain, pressure pain threshold (PPT), range of motion and disability in patients with sleep bruxism and myofascial temporomandibular disorders.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myofascial Pain Device: Deep Dry needling Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dry needling
Dry needling in the masseter and temporalis muscles
Device: Deep Dry needling
The muscles were repeatedly perforated by rapidly inserting and partially withdrawing the needle from the myofascial trigger point, eliciting local twitch responses in some insertions

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain: visual analog scale, ranging from 0mm (no pain) to 100mm (worst imaginable pain). [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
  2. Pressure pain sensitivity: mechanical pressure algometer. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
  3. Range of motion: distance between the upper and lower central dental incisors was measured with a millimeter ruler. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of myofascial temporomandibular disorders
  • Diagnosis of myofascial trigger point
  • Diagnosis of sleep bruxism

Exclusion Criteria:

  • insurmountable fear of needles
  • any systematic joint or muscle disease
  • bleeding disorders or
  • prior physical therapy treatment

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Responsible Party: CEU San Pablo University Identifier: NCT02587182     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU-011
First Posted: October 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 3, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016