Role of Upper Cervical Spine in Temporomandibular Disorders

Show simple item record Rodolfo Raya, Cristian Plaza-Manzano, Gustavo Pecos-Martín, Daniel Ferragut-Garcías, Alejandro Martín-Casas, Patricia Gallego-Izquierdo, Tomás Romero-Franco, Natalia 2018-10-24T10:39:08Z
dc.description.abstract [eng] BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are prevalent multifactorial pathologies in which the actual role of the cervical region position is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between the position of the upper cervical rachis and the symptoms of TMD. METHODS: Sixty women were recruited to this study. All of them completed a questionnaire and were subjected to a temporomadibular exploration to create two different groups: a TMD Group (n = 30) - women who suffered TMD symptoms according to the evaluation; and a control group (n = 30) - women who were free from TMD symptoms. Two X-ray examinations were performed in all the women: a lateral one and a frontal one with mouth open to assess the C1-C0 distance and the craniocervical angle. RESULTS: ANOVA showed that the TMD and control women had similar C1-C0 distances and craniocervical angles (p > 0.05). Pearson correlation did not indicate any relationship between the craniocervical position and the symptomatology of TMD (r = - 0.070). CONCLUSIONS: TMD symptomatology is unrelated to alterations in craniocervical position (C0-C1 distance and craniocervical angle). Women with and without TMD showed a similar prevalence of alteration in the craniocervical position.
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dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2016, vol. 30, p. 1245-1250
dc.rights (c) Rodolfo Raya, Cristian et al., 2016
dc.subject.classification Ciències de la salut
dc.subject.other Medical sciences
dc.title Role of Upper Cervical Spine in Temporomandibular Disorders
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