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Educational Brochures on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

This brochure addresses what are Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs), how COPCs are diagnosed, the complexity of the chronic pain experience, and how to work with your health care provider to develop a treatment plan. It is available by postal ma

Study Highlights TMD Evidence and Current Practice Gaps

The TMJ Association has long championed the need for strong evidence-based demonstrations of the safety and efficacy of TMD diagnostics and treatments. Sad to say, as the following journal article indicates, even among a network of research-oriented practices, dental providers are still resorting to such TMD treatments as occlusal adjustments in which teeth are irreversibly moved, ground down, or in other ways altered, a treatment for which there is no scientific evidence of efficacy.

Beware of Ticks and Lyme Disease

We are currently in the peak season for Lyme disease. Each year at this time we highlight this topic because we have heard from a number of patients over the years who were misdiagnosed and underwent unnecessary TMD treatments when they actually had Lyme

#*!"@!**! ... May Help Your Pain... and Improve Strength!

Our headline is adopting the comic strip convention of using symbols to denote swear words because we are intrigued by a report that swearing may have some health benefits.

Predictors of Opioid Efficacy for Chronic Pain Patients

Opioids are increasingly used for treatment of chronic pain. However, they are only effective in a subset of patients and have multiple side effects. Thus, studies using biomarkers for response are highly warranted.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Jun 26, 2017

Terrie Cowley
Co-Founder and President
The TMJ Association, Ltd. Milwaukee, WI

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisory Board Chairman
James J. Smith & Catherine Welsh Smith Professor in Physiology
Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professor in Physiology
Professor and Chairman, Physiology Director of the Cardiovascular
Center Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Charles M. Sturm, Jr.
Vice President & Treasurer
Charles Sturm and Associates, LLC
Milwaukee, WI

Christin L. Veasley
Co-Founder and Director of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance
North Kingstown, RI

Joan B. Wilentz, MA
Freelance Science Writer/Editor
Chevy Chase, MD

Honorary Board

Kevin D. Clark
Heartland Advisors, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Officer to the Board

Deanne M. Clare
Secretary to the Board
The TMJ Association
Milwaukee, WI

Clinical Advisor

Daniel M. Laskin, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Charles S. Greene, D.D.S.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Health Policy Advisor

Peter Reinecke
Principal, Reinecke Strategic Solutions, Inc.
Arlington, VA

Chronic Pain Research Alliance Initiative

Christin L. Veasley
Director
North Kingstown, RI

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