For years I have seen the impact of life’s worries and challenges in patients of all ages. Whether the origin was financial, family, relationship-driven, work-prompted, medical, or a daunting combination of many factors, the result is often the emergence or escalation of an orofacial or jaw pain/dysfunction problem. With their muscles and associated sensory and motor nerves … [Read more...] about Telehealth and the Orofacial Pain/TMD Practice
Everyone deals with stress differently, but as a TMJ doctor in New York City and Long Island, I treat jaw and face pain, plus headaches, neck pain, and more in my patients every day - all as a result of their stressful lives. During this health crisis, you are likely dealing with a high level of stress yourself. You may be sleeping poorly, exercising less, tensing your … [Read more...] about How To Treat Jaw and Face Pain During This Stressful Time
TMJ /Facial Pain Symptoms & Eating Disorders – The Connection As a TMJ doctor, every year I see a number of patients who are suffering from an extraordinarily high level of face and jaw pain. At first glance, the level of suffering they report is much greater than what I commonly see. One such group are people with a history of one particular eating disorder - bulimia … [Read more...] about Facial Pain – Is It Bruxism or Is It Bulimia?
A lot of times people deal with aches and pains by simply ignoring them, or taking an over the counter pain medication in the morning before heading out to work. In many cases, aches and pains are the unfortunate byproducts of getting older or working hard. Some patients approach TMJ problem in a similar fashion. They'll take a couple of Advil or Aleve, massage their jaw … [Read more...] about Chronic Facial Pain More Debilitating Than Back Pain
Recently I had the opportunity to present a lecture that touched upon the challenging problems that face us when tooth pain lingers after one or multiple interventions. Amongst the many diagnostic possibilities that were discussed, one particular theme stood out. The majority of pain problems that pass through dental offices are due to tissue injury associated with the … [Read more...] about Lecture Recap: Toothaches That Don’t Go Away