Jaw Pain and Alcohol Use

Purpose

Purpose: We are conducting a research study on the effects of alcohol consumption on sensory function in people with jaw pain, including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ), and healthy volunteers. Compensation will be provided.


Participation involves:

  • Three laboratory visits
  • Consumption of beverages that may contain alcohol
  • Sensory/pain testing
  • Compensation will be provided

Eligibility: This study is looking for two groups:

Group #1: Adults with jaw pain
To participate in this group you must...

o    Be between the ages of 21 and 45

o    Be a current drinker in good physical health

o    Be a non-smoker

o    Have no history of treatment for alcohol or other substance abuse

o    Have jaw pain (such as temporomandibular joint disorder or other conditions)

Group #2: Healthy volunteers
To participate in this group you must...

o    Be between the ages of 21 and 45

o    Be a current drinker in good physical health

o    Be a non-smoker

o    Have no history of treatment for alcohol or other substance abuse

o    Have no history of chronic pain

Additional criteria may apply.


If interested, email: tmdalcoholstudy@phhp.ufl.edu or call: 352-273-5220.

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), jaw pain, healthy volunteers

Principal Investigator

Jeff Boissoneault, PhD

Department

Public Health & Health Professions

Contact Information

tmdalcoholstudy@phhp.ufl.edu

352-273-5220


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