Comparison of Cannabinoids to Placebo in Management of TMJ Pain and Myofascial Pain in the TMJ Region

  • End date
    Mar 24, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Updated on 24 January 2021
pain relief
pain disorder
tmj pain
temporomandibular joint pain
hemp oil


The aim of this study is to determine whether the cannabinoids taken orally in the form of cannabidiol (CBD oil-a major non-psychoactive component of marijuana) or placebo (hemp oil) will provide pain relief and improved jaw function in those who suffer from either myofascial pain disorder and/or arthralgia of the temporomandibular region. The study hypothesis is that CBD oil is superior to placebo.

Condition TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER, Costen's Syndrome, Facial Pain, Pain, Post-Surgical Pain, Pain (Pediatric), Oral Facial Pain, transient myeloproliferative disorder, temporomandibular disorders, temporomandibular disorder, temporomandibular joint disorders, temporomandibular joint syndrome
Treatment CBD Oil, Hemp Oil
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04298554
SponsorWeill Medical College of Cornell University
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 18 yrs and 70 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Facial Pain or Costen's Syndrome or TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER or Pain or Pain (Pediatric) or Oral Facial Pain or Post-Surgical Pain?
Do you have any of these conditions: Costen's Syndrome or temporomandibular disorder or Pain or Pain (Pediatric) or temporomandibular disorders or temporomandibular joint disorders or tem...?
Men and women 18-70 years of age
Ability to give informed consent
Arthralgia of the temporomandibular joint as defined according to the RDC/TMD criteria (see below chart)[3] and/or Myofascial pain of masticatory muscles as defined according to the RDC/TMD criteria (see below chart)[3]
Baseline pain must be greater than 3/10 as self-reported on the VAS

Exclusion Criteria

Allergy to study drug
Traumatic injury of masticatory muscles or temporomandibular joint within last 12 months
Mandibular fracture within last 12 months
Pregnancy or breast feeding
Initiation of additional treatment of MPD within the past 1 months
Baseline pain less than 3/10 as self-reported on the VAS
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