Needling the needy for pain erasure


1.Dry needling technique in myogenous temporomandibular disorders: A clinical commentary.

Rajkannan.P,J.AdvancedClin and research insights, 2016, May: Vol 3
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2.A novel case of orofacial pain treated by Dry needling technique- A case report.

Asha, Rajkannan, 2015, Dentistry 5: 319. Omicsonline
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3.The Effectiveness of Physiotherapy in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Systematic Review & Meta-analysis.

Paço M, Peleteiro B, Duarte J, Pinho T.J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2016 Summer;30(3):210-20
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4.Tinnitus in patients with temporo-mandibular joint disorder: Proposal for a new treatment protocol.

Attanasio G, Leonardi A, J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015 Jun;43(5):724-7
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5.Jaw dysfunction is associated with neck disability and muscle tenderness in subjects with and without chronic TMD

Silveira A1, Gadotti IC.Biomed Res Int.2015;2015:512792
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6.The diagnostic value of pressure algometry for TMD

Więckiewicz W1, Woźniak K2, Piątkowska D2,Biomed Res Int. 2015
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7.Association Between Harmful Oral Habits and Sign and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Among Adolescents.

Motghare V1, Kumar J2, J ClinDiagn Res. 2015 Aug;9(8)
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8.Correlation Between Clinical Findings of Temporomandibular Disorders and MRI Characteristics of Disc Displacement.

Kumar R1, Pallagatti S2, Sheikh S2. Open Dent J. 2015 Jul 31;9:273-81
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9. Short-term effects of dry needling of active myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle in patients with temporomandibular disorders.

Fernández-Carnero J, La Touche R, Ortega-Santiago R, Galan-del-Rio F, Pesquera J, Ge HY, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.
J Orofac Pain. 2010 Winter;24(1):106-12
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10. Deep dry needling of trigger points located in the lateral pterygoid muscle: Efficacy and safety of treatment for management of myofascial pain and temporomandibular dysfunction

Gonzalez-Perez LM, Infante-Cossio P, Granados-Nunez M, Urresti-Lopez FJ, Lopez- Martos R, Ruiz-Canela-Mendez P.
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2015 Feb 7.
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11. Treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain with deep dry needling.

Luis M. Gonzalez-Perez,1 Pedro Infante-Cossio,2 et al.
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012 Sep; 17(5): e781–e785.
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12. Effectiveness of dry needling for the treatment of Temporomandibular myofascial pain: a double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study.

Dıraçoğlu D, Vural M, Karan A, Aksoy C.J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2012;25(4):285-90. doi: 10.3233/BMR-2012-0338.
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13. The effect of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial.

Tekin L1, Akarsu S, Durmuş O, Cakar E, Dinçer U, Kıralp MZ.
Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Mar;32(3):309-15.
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14. Cadaveric validation of dry needle placement in the lateral pterygoid muscle.

Mesa-Jiménez JA1, Sánchez-Gutiérrez J2, de-la-Hoz-Aizpurua JL3 et al.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Feb;38(2):145-50.
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15. The efficacy of dry needling and procaine in the treatment of myofascial pain in the jaw muscles.

McMillan AS1, Nolan A, Kelly PJ. J Orofac Pain. 1997 Fall; 11(4):307-14.
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16. Pain-pressure threshold in painful jaw muscles following trigger point.

injection.McMillan AS1, Blasberg B, J Orofac Pain. 1994 Fall; 8(4):384-90.
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17. Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series.

González-Iglesias J1, Cleland JA, Neto F, Hall T, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C.
Physiother Theory Pract. 2013 Nov; 29(8):586-95.
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18. Unilateral ear fullness and temporary hearing loss diagnosed and successfully managed as a temporomandibular disorder: a case report.

Dalla-Bona D, Shackleton T, Clark G, Ram S
J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Mar;146(3):192-4.
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19. Tensor tympani muscle: strange chewing muscle.

Ramírez LM1, Ballesteros LE, Sandoval GP.
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2007 Mar 1; 12(2):E96-100.
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20. Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications: recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network* and Orofacial Pain Special Interest Group.

Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Truelove E et al
J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2014 Winter;28(1):6-27.
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21. Temporomandibular disorders. Part 1: anatomy and examination/diagnosis.

Shaffer SM1, Brismée JM1, Sizer PS1, Courtney CA2.
J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Feb; 22(1): 13–23.
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22. Temporomandibular disorders. Part 2: conservative management

Shaffer SM1, Brismée JM1, Sizer PS1, Courtney CA2
J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Feb;22(1):2-12
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23. Management and treatment of Temporomandibular disorders: a clinical perspective.

Wright EF, North SL, J Man Manip Ther. 2009;17(4):247-54.
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  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    GIFO Fitness Studio,Coimbatore
    13 & 14th May, 2017
    Dr. Rahul Kannan 9789744020
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    24 & 25th June, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"Hotel Ganesh Mahal, Salem
    15 & 16th July, 2017
    Dr.Sankar 9865061000
  • "Needler's Meet"Chennai
    23rd July, 2017
    Dr.Logesh 9789321500
  • "Muscle Palpation Upper Quadrant"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    30th July, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 2"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    18th, 19th & 20th August, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    Hotel Royal Plaza,Chennai
    9th, 10th september, 2017
    Dr. Logesh 9789321500
  • "Muscle Palpation – Lower Quadrant"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    24th September, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    Manila, Philipphines
    14th, 15th, 16th November, 2017
    Dr.Hyacinth hyacallao2014@gmail.com

The information in this workshop was valuable and relevant. It was more specifically useful than I expected. Dr. Raj Kannan has an amazing ability to readmore


This was a great workshop! Never realized it could be so easy to get this new treatment tool. The techniques you teach are gentle, easy and painless.readmore