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Long-Term Evaluation of Conservative Treatment for Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome

  • Charles S. Greene
  • Daniel M. Laskin


The treatment of any disorder is based on two fundamental considerations: the pathophysiology of the condition and its cause or causes. There currently is rather broad agreement that masticatory muscle fatigue and spasm are responsible for the cardinal symptoms of pain, tenderness, clicking, and limited function that characterize the myofascial pain-dysfunction (MPD) syndrome.1–3 The question of cause, however, has remained controversial, and as a result, treatment of the MPD syndrome has varied accordingly.


Psychological Counseling American Dental Association Occlusal Relationship Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Muscle Injection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. Greene
    • 1
  • Daniel M. Laskin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois College of DentistryChicagoUSA

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