The association of temporomandibular Joint dysfunction with the cervical spine pain

  • Muhammad Waqas Ghauri Assistant Professor/Principal Agile Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Bahawalpur.
  • Nosheen Rao Agile Institute of Rehabilitation Bahawalpur
  • Shabana Rahim Agile Institute of Rehabilitation Bahawalpur
  • Amna Batool Naz Agile Institute of Rehabilitation Bahawalpur
  • Nasir Mehmood The Islamia University Bahawalpur
Keywords: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, cervical Spine, Pain

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Background

Temporo-mandibular dysfunction” is a terminology that is used to refer a broad/wide range of interconnected conditions which affecting the temporo-mandibular joint, muscles involve in the process of chewing, and clogging up of the joint. Cervical spine dysfunction is related with the temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Objective

To find out the association of temporomandibular joint dysfunction with the cervical spine pain.

Methodology

The study, conducted at Gardezi Lab and Clinic, involved 145 participants aged 18-30, with 145 samples in 3 months ranges February 09 to May 09, 2023 after the approval of research study from Ethical research committee. Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Questionnaire form for TMD were used. Results were analyzed using SPSS version 22, and interpreted using frequency and tables.

Results

The test statistics of the cervical spine pain and chewing difficulty, uncomfortable bite, temple pain, and noises from the dysfunctional jaw  (a = 10.898, a = 35.446, a = 18.813, and a = 14.345 respectively) have a p value of 0.000, which was less than the normal and standard p value of 0.05. So there is association present between neck pain and chewing difficulty, uncomfortable bite, temple pain and noises from the dysfunctional jaw.

Conclusion

This study concluded that there is positive association between the pain in the cervical-region and resistance in chewing, uncomfortable feelings during bite, pain in the temple region, and noises from the jaw. But there is negative association present between the neck pain and locking sensation of the jaw.

Key Words

Cervical Spine, Temporo-mandibular Dysfunction

 

Published
2023-11-27
How to Cite
Ghauri, M. W., Rao, N., Shabana Rahim, Amna Batool Naz, & Nasir Mehmood. (2023). The association of temporomandibular Joint dysfunction with the cervical spine pain . Journal of University Medical & Dental College, 14(4). Retrieved from https://jumdc.com/index.php/jumdc/article/view/882
Section
Original Article