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Human Studies

2021 Jul 18


Pain in the temple? Headache, muscle pain or both: A retrospective analysis.


Exposto FG, Renner N, Bendixen KH, Svensson P
Cephalalgia. 2021 Jul 18:3331024211029234.
PMID: 34275350.


Headache attributed to temporomandibular disorders and myalgia are two diagnoses included in the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD). However, it is not clear if these two diagnoses are different clinical entities given their similar presentation and way in which they are diagnosed, when the myalgia is within the temporalis muscle. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the overlap between headache attributed to temporomandibular disorders and myalgia of the temporalis muscle.