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?
Women & Pain
For years snoring has prompted humorous cartoon depictions of bed partners sorting out their different views of the problem and hilarious videos revealing what the non-snoring bed partner will resort to in order to get a good night’s sleep. The problem with snoring, however, is that both parties - the snorer and snoree (what I call the person who is forced to listen to the … [Read more...] about Snoring Is Not Funny
Very often people deal with their 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 chronic facial pain related to TMJ in a similar fashion. They take a couple of Advil or Aleve, … [Read more...] about Chronic Facial Pain More Debilitating Than Back Pain
Every morning upon my arrival at work I glance at the list of patients due to be seen that day. As a board-certified orofacial pain specialist, my patients are primarily people who seek treatment for their chronic orofacial pain. Some of them will be scheduled for a follow-up assessment and/or treatment. Others are first-time patients who seek answers to a problem that has … [Read more...] about Chronic Orofacial Pain – The 60/40 Rule
As a board-certified orofacial pain specialist, my practice focused on treating patients who suffer from the impact of TMJ problems, I am confronted with new challenges every day. One particularly challenging group of patients is women who suffer from postpartum TMJ pain. Here are some of my thoughts on why this population of patients is so commonly seen in my office. The 3 … [Read more...] about Postpartum TMJ Pain – What Causes It & How To Get Relief