The Somatic Connection  |   May 2017
Effectiveness of OMT and OCMM for Temporomandibular Disorders
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  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomoma, California University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2017
Effectiveness of OMT and OCMM for Temporomandibular Disorders
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 334-335. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.063
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 334-335. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.063
Gesslbauer C, Vavti N, Keilani M, Mickel M, Crevenna R. Effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment versus osteopathy in the cranial field in temporomandibular disorders: a pilot study. Disabil Rehabil. 2016;1-6. doi:10.1080/09638288.2016.1269368 
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the second most common musculoskeletal condition, negatively affecting both somatic and psychosocial function. Thus, the need for first-line conservative treatment like osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and therapy (OMTh; manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) is recognized.1,2 Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna conducted a randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of OMTh with osteopathy in the cranial field in managing symptoms in patients with TMD. 
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