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Reconceptualization of Glossalgia Issue, Solution Approaches

Alexei Valerievich Yumashev1, Irina Mikhailovna Makeeva1, Alexander Grigorievich Volkov1, Anatolij Sergeevich Utyuzh1 and Irina Valerievna Nefedova1
  • 1 Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia


The article discusses current therapeutic trends in glossalgia treatment, clinical experimental justification of mesodiencephalon modulation as an effective physiotherapy method with regard to the above abnormality. The principal research method is a clinical experimental one. Major trends in glossalgia treatment have been marked out in the course of scientific search and analysis of theoretical data. Most common physiotherapy methods applied to treat glossopyrosis have been compared. By applying a deductive approach and considering basic etiopathologic mechanisms involved in the pathologic process, we have made a hypothesis of feasibility of the suggested treatment technique. This hypothesis was proved by clinical experiment, while recording and assessing qualitative and quantitative laboratory diagnostic parameters. Modern scientific views of glossalgia, its basic development mechanisms and treatment approaches have been described. Key principles of providing combined medical care to glossalgia patients have been established. Advantages and disadvantages of physiotherapeutic techniques used to treat glossalgia have been discussed. The efficiency of mesodiencephalon modulation as a part of combined treatment of burning tongue syndrome has been justified in theory and proved in practice. Application of mesodiencephalon modulation in glossodynia therapy allows for achieving more relevant clinical outcomes, as compared to other physiotherapeutic methods, while it is distinguished by a high etiopathogenic affinity to the above abnormality. Implementation of this technique is feasible and acceptable for broad clinical use. Due to incorporation of this technique into combined glossalgia treatment, medication load, treatment time, relapse rates can be reduced and quality of patients' life can be improved.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 11, 2016, 1245-1254


Submitted On: 30 June 2016 Published On: 21 November 2016

How to Cite: Yumashev, A. V., Makeeva, I. M., Volkov, A. G., Utyuzh, A. S. & Nefedova, I. V. (2016). Reconceptualization of Glossalgia Issue, Solution Approaches. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(11), 1245-1254.

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  • Glossalgia
  • Burning Tongue Syndrome
  • Mesodiencephalon Modulation
  • Clinical Experiment
  • Xerostomia
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychoemotional Status
  • Therapeutic Effect