Endurance during chewing in whiplash-associated disorders and TMD.

  title={Endurance during chewing in whiplash-associated disorders and TMD.},
  author={Birgitta H{\"a}ggman-Henrikson and C Osterlund and P O Eriksson},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={83 12},
We have previously shown an association between neck injury and disturbed jaw function. This study tested the hypothesis of a relationship between neck injury and impaired endurance during chewing. Fifty patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) were compared with 50 temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients and 50 healthy subjects. Endurance was evaluated during unilateral chewing of gum for 5 min when participants reported fatigue and pain. Whereas all healthy subjects completed the… CONTINUE READING

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