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What is the best treatment for TMD comparing physiotherapy and other approaches?

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What is the best treatment for TMD comparing physiotherapy and other approaches? Problem description/research question: “What is the most efficient treatment comparing the physiotherapy approach and other approaches for adult patients with temporo mandibular dysfunction with regards to the reduction of pain and muscle tightness in the short and long run?” Summary: Temporo Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) is a common condition leading to different symptoms in the head and neck area. In recent literature, there is no clear statement about the cause and the incidence of TMD. There are many treatment options discussed, but the most efficient one for the reduction of pain is not found yet. The aim of this research is to find the best treatment. Methods and materials A literature research with in the end 17 articles was conducted and a systematic review was written. For this, different data bases such as Pubmed and Cochrane were searched. The articles were evaluated with a criteria list. Results All articles, which were included into the analysis, stated that physiotherapy was an effective approach, either as the only treatment or combined with other therapies. Conclusion(s): It can be concluded that physiotherapy is a very beneficial treatment by itself and in combination with others. Also other approaches show positive effects.

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
InstituutGezondheid
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Jaar2010
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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