Change of hyoid bone position in patients treated for and resolved of myofascial pain

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Change of hyoid bone position in patients treated for and resolved of myofascial pain
Key Take-Away: 

Hyoid bone position shows a significant association with the progression of myofascial pain. The study highlights the role of hyoid bone position changes impact on myofascial pain management.

Introduction
The study aimed to examine the change occurred in hyoid bone position among the patients with myofascial pain and to assess the revised hyoid triangle as a three-dimensional cephalometric technique to determine the location of the hyoid.

 

Methods
Thirty female patients with myofascial pain assess via pre- and post-treatment CBCT were interpreted by a blinded analyst implementing modified hyoid triangle. Paired sample t-test was used to measure the changes in dimensions of the hyoid triangle.

 

Results
Liberation of the hyoid bone away from the mouth floor and a drawing next of the chin to the third cervical vertebra were noticed during statistical analysis (-2.0 mm, 1.5 mm; p = 0.026, p = 0.011, respectively).

 

Conclusion
The outcomes reflect reduced forward head posture and relaxation of suprahyoid musculature may lead to the management of myofascial pain. The probability for change in oropharyngeal dimension and airway is unambiguous.

Source:

Cranio

Link to the source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30063193

Original title of article:

Change of hyoid bone position in patients treated for and resolved of myofascial pain.

Authors:

Nathan J. Pettit et al.

Exploratory, Pain, Muscles, Efficacy
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