Chronic neck pain and masticatory dysfunction.

@article{Catanzariti2005ChronicNP,
  title={Chronic neck pain and masticatory dysfunction.},
  author={Jean-François Catanzariti and Thierry Debuse and Bernard Duquesnoy},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          515-9
        }
}
Chronic nonspecific neck pain is a common problem in rheumatology and may resist conventional treatment. Pathophysiological links exist between the cervical spine and masticatory system. Occlusal disorders may cause neck pain and may respond to dental treatment. The estimated prevalence of occlusal disorders is about 45%, with half the cases being due to functional factors. Minor repeated masticatory dysfunction (MD) with craniocervical asymmetry is the most common clinical picture. The pain is… CONTINUE READING

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