International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part E
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) as pain management in TMD patients: A cross sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Rathi Rela and Abhishek Singh Nayyar
The last decades have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number of people suffering from temporomandibular pain in the population. Changing trends of life has led to increase in pain in temporomandibular joint. This study is an effort to study the management of temporomandibular disorders by application of Trans Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) compared with control group among patients.
Material and methods: 122 patients were selected from dental outpatient department. Group A which comprised of 61 patients was subjected to TENS therapy and Group B which also comprised of 61 patients subjected to routine physiotherapy.
Results: A significant improvement was observed in both the TENS and routine physiotherapy group in terms of pain control. On comparative analysis, TENS therapy was found effective in management of pain in TMD patients.
Conclusion: TENS is useful for pain management in TMD patients.
Pages: 298-301 | 441 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rathi Rela, Abhishek Singh Nayyar. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) as pain management in TMD patients: A cross sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):298-301.