Management of myofascial pain: a systematic review
Objective:Â To investigateÂ the current treatment on myofascial pain in the last 5 years.Methods: Electronic database were systematically searched in PubMed and Wiley to find articles related to treatment of myofascial pain that were published in last 5 years. ; Keyword or MESH that used in this study were management, treatment, myofascial pain, myofascial syndrome and temporomandibular disorder.Â Â Results: There were 86 articles found in intial search, and only 17 were used as final articles after a selection using PICO questions.Â The number ofÂ femaleÂ experiencing myofascial pain isÂ 385 (94%)Â while men onlyÂ 23Â (6%)Â of the total sample of 408 people.Â The muscle involved n this study were masseter and temporal, with 3 (20 %) involved masseter and 12 (80 %) involved both muscle. The studies reported that the treatment use for this case wereÂ 7 (41%)Â with low-level laser therapy,Â 4 (23%)Â used treatment with drugs,Â 3 (17%)Â used occlusal device therapy and theÂ otherÂ used dry needle, masseter nerve block and massage on temporal and mass muscle.Conclusion: This systematic review concluded that low level laser therapy was the most selected treatment in the last 5 years studies. Myofascial pain was predominantly found in female than male and muscle that involved in this treatment were masseter and temporalis muscle.Â
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How to Cite
Mude, A. H., & Irsal, I. (2020). Management of myofascial pain: a systematic review. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science, 5(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.15562/jdmfs.v0i0.858