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Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

A huge congratulations are in order for our very own Dr. Kevin S. Berry who recently obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the prestigious Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry USC. The 37-month program provided Dr. Berry with advanced training and knowledge of orofacial pain and oral medicine including [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Chronic Pain, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

September Is Pain Awareness Month

Along with being dubbed both National Yoga Month and National Potato Month, September is also on the calendar for a significantly less fun observance: National Pain Awareness Month. First declared in 2001, National Pain Awareness Month is an effort by the American Chronic Pain Association to raise awareness about the widespread and devastating effects [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on September Is Pain Awareness Month

What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

One of the challenges that doctors face in talking about pain of the face and mouth, what we call orofacial pain, is that not everyone uses the same terms. We’re not just talking about how some people might call temporomandibular joint disorders TMJ while others use TMD. Instead, we’re talking about doctors [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

Preventing Your Next TMJ Flare-Up

People often don’t notice temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) until it becomes an acute problem. Acute TMJ flare-ups are associated with locked jaw, extreme pain in the jaw joints and/or muscles, headaches, ringing in the ears, and more symptoms.  When this happens, you might be given treatments to alleviate the current state, such [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Preventing Your Next TMJ Flare-Up

Winter Woes: Cold Weather’s Effect on TMJ Pain

There’s no time like the winter time! Beautiful white snowscapes, steaming hot chocolate, glistening icicles along the eaves of the house, and increased jaw pain — wait, what? Despite the things that make winter great, the cold weather can also come with heightened TMJ symptoms for many people. Though some people think pain fluctuation based [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Winter Woes: Cold Weather’s Effect on TMJ Pain

How to Get the Most out of Your Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Therapy

Trigger point injection (TPI) is a great treatment for chronic pain. It’s a very effective approach to treat both direct and referred pain. It’s a noninvasive treatment that can provide long-lasting relief for headaches and many other types of chronic pain. The risk of complications is very low, and [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|BOTOX, Chronic Pain|Comments Off on How to Get the Most out of Your Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Therapy

Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you starting to flag on it? Well, if so, consider this incentive: patients who lost weight were able to see their pain reduce in many joints throughout the body, not just the joints that have to bear the weight. This means not only that weight [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

The Nerve: TMJ Shares Symptoms with Rare Trigeminal Disorder

Because temporomandibular joint disorder is characterized by a number of symptoms that are common in other medical problems or health ailments, many patients suffer through multiple attempts at diagnosis before arriving at a neuromuscular dentist with experience in correctly assessing and successfully treating TMJ disorder. But as a recent Washington Post article [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|Chronic Pain, Headache, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on The Nerve: TMJ Shares Symptoms with Rare Trigeminal Disorder

Using Pot to Treat Pain

Unless you have been living under a rock you know that marijuana is now legal for medical and recreational use in four states. One of those four being our very own Colorado. A staggering 23 states and Washington, DC have legalized medical marijuana. Clearly there is something about marijuana that makes it useful as medication, [...]

By |December 30th, 2015|Chronic Pain, Headache, Migraine|Comments Off on Using Pot to Treat Pain
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