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

TMD research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

tempromandibuar disorders are a group of heterogenous pathologies affecting temporomandibular joint,muscles or more than 90%of cases muscles are the origin of pain.TMDs cause pain,movement disability and deficit in quality of 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.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - patients with TMD affecting masticatory muscles Exclusion Criteria: - systemic disease - GI problem - pregnancy - epidermal cancer

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Radiation:low level laser therapy


Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Low level laser therapythis arm recieves low level laser therapy treatment for 12 sessions.

naproxenthis arm takes naproxen 500 mg twice daily for 3weeks

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: June 2012

Completed Date: March 2013

Phase: Phase 1

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: reduction of paim measured by VAS

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Shahid Beheshti University


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