Stretch-based relaxation and the reduction of EMG activity among masticatory muscle pain patients.

@article{Carlson1991StretchbasedRA,
  title={Stretch-based relaxation and the reduction of EMG activity among masticatory muscle pain patients.},
  author={Charles R. Carlson and Jeffrey P. Okeson and Donald A. Falace and Arthur J. Nitz and Daren Anderson},
  journal={Journal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={205-12}
}
This study explored the efficacy of stretch-based relaxation procedures for the reduction of muscle activity in the masseter regions of subjects diagnosed with masticatory muscle pain disorders. Thirty-four subjects with elevated masseter activity were assigned randomly to either a postural relaxation/rest experimental group or a stretch-based relaxation experimental group. Following a psychosocial stressor and application of the relaxation procedure, persons in the stretch-based group showed… CONTINUE READING