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2022 Winter

J Oral Facial Pain Headache



Short-term Effects of a First-Line Treatment Including Counseling and Self-Management Strategies on Chronic TMD Muscle Pain and Awake Bruxism in Women.


Donnarumma V, Michelotti A, Cimino R, Vollaro S, Cioffi I
J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2022 Winter; 36(1):36-48.
PMID: 35298574.


To evaluate the short-term effects of a standardized first-line noninvasive approach (FL-A) including counseling and self-management strategies on pain, masticatory muscle tenderness, and awake bruxism in women with chronic temporomandibular disorder myalgia (mTMD) and to test whether patients' trait anxiety predicted their response to treatment.