Masticatory muscle pain: a review of clinical features, research findings and possible mechanisms.

@article{Delcanho1995MasticatoryMP,
  title={Masticatory muscle pain: a review of clinical features, research findings and possible mechanisms.},
  author={Robert E Delcanho},
  journal={Australian prosthodontic journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={49-59}
}
A review of chronic muscle pain is presented. The clinical features of various chronic muscle pain problems in the jaw region are discussed. Additionally, some of the objective findings of experimental studies which have utilized an acute experimental pain model (isometric contraction) in the jaw system are discussed. Some theories elucidated to explain chronic muscle pain are reviewed with emphasis on the possible role of the sympathetic nervous system which controls intramuscular blood flow… CONTINUE READING

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