Identifying the origin of a patient’s chronic orofacial and TMJ pain is what makes my work both challenging and rewarding. Sometimes the answers are readily apparent while at other times uncovering important clues is more difficult. In all cases, there is no substitute for obtaining a careful history as the insights gained often help point to the mechanism of pain that is … [Read more...] about The Connection Between PTSD & TMJ
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?
During the course of the year, I invariably see a number of patients whose level of orofacial pain suffering is extraordinarily high. One such group includes patients who relate a history of an eating disorder, most commonly bulimia nervosa. In these patients, there is often an absence of the typical physical findings found in those suffering from "TMD." But, there are … [Read more...] about TMD & The Eating Disorder Patient
If you’re someone who suffers from TMJ, you’ve likely tried numerous strategies to feel better. Jaw problems show up as facial pain, jaw pain, and even persistent toothaches, any of which can ruin the quality of your life. The good news is that everyday studies are done and discoveries are made that help get to the bottom of what causes these problems, which helps us find new … [Read more...] about The Latest In TMJ Treatment Strategies
The effectiveness of Botox injections to erase the signs of aging is well known. They are used to treat many types of medical conditions, as well. As the popularity of Botox grows so does the list of professionals who are willing to inject it. Botox injections for jaw problems, including pain associated with TMJ, are no exception. Since you’re reading this article it’s likely … [Read more...] about Who To Choose: Botox Injections For Jaw Problems