Wel­come to Pain Resource Center’s web­site devoted to help­ing both Indi­vid­u­als and Health­care Pro­fes­sion­als who are deal­ing withTem­poro­mandibu­lar Joint Dis­or­ders (akaTMJ ) 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 BookThe 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


Log On to use testing services (requires User Name and Password)

Or Register to obtain User Name and Password and receive Free Tests to try our services without risk or obligation.

Or call 800-542-7246 to Register.

TMJ “The TMJ Scale is an essential tool in my armamentarium. No pain practitioner should be without it!” Robert Talley, DDS Norman, OK (more)
“ The TMJ Scale is one screening modality that I deem indispensable and will not practice without. ” Pamela Steed, DDS, MSDIndianapolis, IN (more)
TMJ “ ..its value has proven itself repeatedly.! ” Ira Klemons, DDS, PhD South Amboy, NJ (more)

TMJ Scale™, TMJ Scale Report™ and TMJ Compare™ are trademarks of Pain Resource Center, Inc

PLEASE NOTE: Parts of this website, including sales and testing services, and sections that use User IDs, passwords and personal information are secured and encrypted for the user’s privacy and protection.