Welcome to Pain Resource Center’s website devoted to helping both Individuals and Healthcare Professionals who are dealing withTemporomandibular Joint Disorders (aka“TMJ” ) and Chronic Pain.
“TMJ” and chronic pain are widespread in our society, affecting tens of millions of people and causing untold suffering.
These disorders pose a significant challenge to healthcare professionals who are attempting to help these patients. Effective diagnosis and treatment require a broad view of the whole patient and often become highly complex. Successful outcomes often require highly trained clinicians.
For individuals, this website provides information about “TMJ” and Chronic Pain (audio course) along with the opportunity to “self-test” for the presence and severity of “TMJ” and the pain, physical dysfunction, stress and emotional distress it can cause. This“self-test” done quickly, inexpensively, and in the privacy of the individual’s home uses the most advanced, most scientifically researched and most accurate test of its kind currently available.
New Book– “The International Faces of Chronic Pain“ by Dr. Steve Levitt, MD, PhD. Pain drawings and descriptions by patients with chronic pain in 8 countries (U.S., Australia, England, Finland, Germany, Scotland, Sweden and Syria) at Amazon.com .
For healthcare providers, this website provides a sophisticated, on-line, testing and reporting service employing the widely acceptedTMJ ScaleTM to document the presence and severity of “TMJ”, its physical and emotional concomitants and to quantitatively measure treatment effectiveness and outcome. This widely researched and highly accurate assessment, treatment and risk management tool is used successfully by many of the most respected “TMJ” Specialists across the U.S., and internationally, on hundreds-of-thousands of patients. Leading practitioners of Dental Sleep Medicine (see under Clinician Resources) who use Oral Appliance Therapy use the TMJ Scale as a valuable clinical and Risk Management tool to detect and document ‘Presence’ and ‘Absence’ of a TMJ disorder before initiating treatment and in the management phase. Other testing services on this website include: TMJ/CompareTM which compares the results of two TMJ Scales administered to a patient at different times and calculates and graphs changes indicating treatment effectiveness and outcome; and The Chronic Pain BatteryTM which comprehensively assesses the chronic pain patient from a bio-psycho-social-behavioral perspective.
TMJ and Pain Specialists, Dentists, Physicians, Psychologists
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