Orofacial Pain Specialist

An intense study of complex joint (muscle, joint, ligament, disc), complex disease (chronic pain), and overlapping pain conditions.

OROFACIAL SPECIALIST:

  1. Board certified AAOP
  2. 3 year residency Univ Florida
  3. Rotation thru medical to dental specialties
  4. Chewing system orthopedics, Trigeminal nerve pains, Chronic pain

Chewing System Orthopedics

  1. Researches & studies chronic pain
  2. Focus on 4 structures of chewing system
  3. Orthopedic tools based joint muscle systems
  4. Treats moderate to severe damage TMJ
  5. Mind-body interactions related chronic pain
  6. Science of healing
  7. Restore harmony-efficiency-balance system
  8. Treats the causes of TMD
  9. Orthopedic Team Co-ordination
  10. Study of anxiety & chronic pain

Dentist should treat muscle and minor joint pain

  1. Recall gives access to early hints of damage
  2. Additional training in minor TMD
  3. Early intervention grind clench prevents damage progression
  4. Well trained at cavities and gum disease
  5. Only therapy even mention school was biteguards
  6. Needs additional training in appliances
  7. Early insertion of appliance slows damage TMJ
  8. single” therapies are slight effective early damage
  9. Confusion on appliances gets in way of care

Chronic Pain Team

  1. Patient
  2. Physical therapist
  3. Biofeedback
  4. Orofacial Pain

Science studied:  

  • Biochemistry
  • Chronic pain
  • Sinus issues
  • Pedodontics
  • Ear issues
  • Oncology
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Hyjack
  • Atypical Toothache
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Mood disorders
  • Tooth
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurology
  • Periodontics
  • Airway Man
  • Tension Headache
  • Mind/body
  • Hypermobility
  • Atypical Earache
  • Migraines
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Orthopedic
  • Endocrinology
  • Sleep Dysfunction
  • Prosthodontics
  • Hyoid system
  • Orthodontics
  • Comorbid
  • Sensitivities
  • Inflammation
  • Pediatric Ten HA
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Allergies
  • Oral Pathology
  • Advance Radiology
  • Cardio exercise
  • Oral surgery
  • Hypermobility
  • Movement disorder
  • PTSD
  • Anatomy
  • Headache
  • Burning Mouth
  • 5th nerve damage
  • Inflammation

COMPLEXITY:

  1. TMJ is complex joint
  2. Chronic pain is complex disease
  3. Complex structures head & neck
  4. Chronic pain therapies requires team
  5. Anxiety rewires to pain system
  6. Poor health habits = poor healing

So, do you feel anyone else has training & experience necessary to manage TMD, Tension HA, Restricted Opening, Osteoarthritis TMJ, Open Locks, Dual Bites, TMJ Trauma, by themselves? You are right not even OROFACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST.

The dentist or PCP refer complex chronic pain cases due complexity joint, complexity disease, & complexity pain, but the psychosocial issues demand the referral to OROFACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST even more than complexity.

How many dentist have studied anxiety, PTSD, abuse, emotional hyjacking, ADHD, panic attacks, and other mood disorders ? They are trained to practice on teeth, not muscle joint complexes or high anxiety-PTDS-emotional hyjacking-panic attacks. As a dentist, you want to try and treat such a problem.

Supporting TEAM:  manage and communicate

  • Chiropractic
  • Neurology
  • Craniosacral
  • Prosthodontist
  • Orthopedist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiology
  • Massage
  • Nutrition
  • Dentist
  • ENT
  • Rheumatologist
  • OT therapist
  • Movement disorder
  • Family Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Orthodontist
  • Hygenist
  • GI Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Complentiary med

Orthotic

  1. requires such accuracy that only 3 year residency could provide
  2. science of how chewing system is wired and functions around teeth
  3. science of joint muscle systems
  4. grind/clench wear & muscle relaxing set need refinement weekly
  5. orthotic is just one of tools manage clench/grind

TEAM

There is no doctor that can mange chronic pain by him/her self. It takes a team of professional that look at chronic pain from their specialty point of view. The basic team consist of patient, physical therapy, biofeedback, and chewing system orthopedics. It requires communication across lines of medicine and dentistry that insurance will not reimburse. So you have complex case requiting communication and coordination of team and no financial support from the very industry that supports health care expenses.

psychology of pain

I have studied anxiety my whole life having grown up as anxious kid. Going into chronic pain, it was quite evident that pain and anxiety have a relationship. So, being avid reader in world of psychology, I come at chronic pain from a diverse background. Even the psychology of health habits, is a whole area of study. I call it practical psychology, based on a lot science and practical experiences. I have labels the levels of anxiety: stress, anxiety, emotional hyjacking, and PTSD. Amazing how our emotional brain programming from childhood so affects our ability to manage chronic pain, relationships, and happiness.

Chewing system orthopedics

The inter-office team must be highly trained in a health field and possess a high degree empathy for chronic pain patients. Our caring is almost as important as our care. The number one therapy provided is hope. We enlighten patients to understanding their pain and provide hope of managing chronic pain. The bad news is hard work required for their participation on team and changing health habits. The join chronic pain team, not just showing up for appointments, but passionately participating. After researching chronic pain, they participate in developing the treatment plan to successful manage their pains. When they crest the hill of health and see happiness on the other side, wow, what a metamorphosis, what change. Disease and happiness have two different presentations and we get our thrills from watching people transcend into happiness.

Causes

Damage to lateral ligament of disc occurs due four major factors and four minor factors.

Four major factors: 1) Tension muscles 2) Grind/clench 3) Neighbor pains. 4) Trauma

Four minor factors: 5) Dual bites 6) Open lock. 7) Occlusion 8) pain escalation

Chronic pain

Anxiety + Health Habits + Trauma + Pains = Chronic pain

Formula Chronic Pain: 1) PAINS: Acute pain training focuses on structural damage one area. Chronic pain focus on many different pains. 2) ANXIETY: Medical community pushes medications for anxiety states instead of pushing Integrative tools to manage sources of anxiety. 3) TRAUMA: accumulative damage from multiple traumas due poor health habits 4) Health Habits: these establish the ability of body to heal from traumas and the daily damage to body.

Patients demanding "fix me" instead of developing a team to work on causes of pain leads to failure of pain management.

An intense study of complex joint (muscle, joint, ligament, disc), complex disease (chronic pain), and overlapping pain conditions.

OROFACIAL SPECIALIST:

  1. Board certified AAOP
  2. 3 year residency Univ Florida
  3. Rotation thru medical to dental specialties
  4. Chewing system orthopedics, Trigeminal nerve pains, Chronic pain

Chewing System Orthopedics

  1. Researches & studies chronic pain
  2. Focus on 4 structures of chewing system
  3. Orthopedic tools based joint muscle systems
  4. Treats moderate to severe damage TMJ
  5. Mind-body interactions related chronic pain
  6. Science of healing
  7. Restore harmony-efficiency-balance system
  8. Treats the causes of TMD
  9. Orthopedic Team Co-ordination
  10. Study of anxiety & chronic pain

Dentist should treat muscle and minor joint pain

  1. Recall gives access to early hints of damage
  2. Additional training in minor TMD
  3. Early intervention grind clench prevents damage progression
  4. Well trained at cavities and gum disease
  5. Only therapy even mention school was biteguards
  6. Needs additional training in appliances
  7. Early insertion of appliance slows damage TMJ
  8. single” therapies are slight effective early damage
  9. Confusion on appliances gets in way of care

Chronic Pain Team

  1. Patient
  2. Physical therapist
  3. Biofeedback
  4. Orofacial Pain

Science studied:  

  • Biochemistry
  • Chronic pain
  • Sinus issues
  • Pedodontics
  • Ear issues
  • Oncology
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Hyjack
  • Atypical Toothache
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Mood disorders
  • Tooth
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurology
  • Periodontics
  • Airway Man
  • Tension Headache
  • Mind/body
  • Hypermobility
  • Atypical Earache
  • Migraines
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Orthopedic
  • Endocrinology
  • Sleep Dysfunction
  • Prosthodontics
  • Hyoid system
  • Orthodontics
  • Comorbid
  • Sensitivities
  • Inflammation
  • Pediatric Ten HA
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Allergies
  • Oral Pathology
  • Advance Radiology
  • Cardio exercise
  • Oral surgery
  • Hypermobility
  • Movement disorder
  • PTSD
  • Anatomy
  • Headache
  • Burning Mouth
  • 5th nerve damage
  • Inflammation

COMPLEXITY:

  1. TMJ is complex joint
  2. Chronic pain is complex disease
  3. Complex structures head & neck
  4. Chronic pain therapies requires team
  5. Anxiety rewires to pain system
  6. Poor health habits = poor healing

So, do you feel anyone else has training & experience necessary to manage TMD, Tension HA, Restricted Opening, Osteoarthritis TMJ, Open Locks, Dual Bites, TMJ Trauma, by themselves? You are right not even OROFACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST.

The dentist or PCP refer complex chronic pain cases due complexity joint, complexity disease, & complexity pain, but the psychosocial issues demand the referral to OROFACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST even more than complexity.

How many dentist have studied anxiety, PTSD, abuse, emotional hyjacking, ADHD, panic attacks, and other mood disorders ? They are trained to practice on teeth, not muscle joint complexes or high anxiety-PTDS-emotional hyjacking-panic attacks. As a dentist, you want to try and treat such a problem.

Supporting TEAM:  manage and communicate

  • Chiropractic
  • Neurology
  • Craniosacral
  • Prosthodontist
  • Orthopedist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiology
  • Massage
  • Nutrition
  • Dentist
  • ENT
  • Rheumatologist
  • OT therapist
  • Movement disorder
  • Family Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Orthodontist
  • Hygenist
  • GI Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Complentiary med

Orthotic

  1. requires such accuracy that only 3 year residency could provide
  2. science of how chewing system is wired and functions around teeth
  3. science of joint muscle systems
  4. grind/clench wear & muscle relaxing set need refinement weekly
  5. orthotic is just one of tools manage clench/grind

TEAM

There is no doctor that can mange chronic pain by him/her self. It takes a team of professional that look at chronic pain from their specialty point of view. The basic team consist of patient, physical therapy, biofeedback, and chewing system orthopedics. It requires communication across lines of medicine and dentistry that insurance will not reimburse. So you have complex case requiting communication and coordination of team and no financial support from the very industry that supports health care expenses.

psychology of pain

I have studied anxiety my whole life having grown up as anxious kid. Going into chronic pain, it was quite evident that pain and anxiety have a relationship. So, being avid reader in world of psychology, I come at chronic pain from a diverse background. Even the psychology of health habits, is a whole area of study. I call it practical psychology, based on a lot science and practical experiences. I have labels the levels of anxiety: stress, anxiety, emotional hyjacking, and PTSD. Amazing how our emotional brain programming from childhood so affects our ability to manage chronic pain, relationships, and happiness.

Chewing system orthopedics

The inter-office team must be highly trained in a health field and possess a high degree empathy for chronic pain patients. Our caring is almost as important as our care. The number one therapy provided is hope. We enlighten patients to understanding their pain and provide hope of managing chronic pain. The bad news is hard work required for their participation on team and changing health habits. The join chronic pain team, not just showing up for appointments, but passionately participating. After researching chronic pain, they participate in developing the treatment plan to successful manage their pains. When they crest the hill of health and see happiness on the other side, wow, what a metamorphosis, what change. Disease and happiness have two different presentations and we get our thrills from watching people transcend into happiness.

Causes

Damage to lateral ligament of disc occurs due four major factors and four minor factors.

Four major factors: 1) Tension muscles 2) Grind/clench 3) Neighbor pains. 4) Trauma

Four minor factors: 5) Dual bites 6) Open lock. 7) Occlusion 8) pain escalation

Chronic pain

Anxiety + Health Habits + Trauma + Pains = Chronic pain

Formula Chronic Pain: 1) PAINS: Acute pain training focuses on structural damage one area. Chronic pain focus on many different pains. 2) ANXIETY: Medical community pushes medications for anxiety states instead of pushing Integrative tools to manage sources of anxiety. 3) TRAUMA: accumulative damage from multiple traumas due poor health habits 4) Health Habits: these establish the ability of body to heal from traumas and the daily damage to body.

Patients demanding "fix me" instead of developing a team to work on causes of pain leads to failure of pain management.

Pearls of Pain

Poor health habits means poor healing
1) Food Inflammation perpetuates chronic pains 2) Requires improvement in cardiovascular system 3) Quality sleep: a) is required for healing b) no tool is as effective if sleep poor 4) Thoughts: negative habits thought continuously increase anxiety
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