Orofacial Pain and Neuroscience

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Orofacial Pain and Neuroscience

For more than three decades, our faculty have been studying pain from both a basic science and clinical perspective. Our investigators have international reputations for their work in chronic pain and cancer-induced pain. They have been successful in explaining some of the mechanisms that trigger the pain response and in testing the effectiveness of various agents in modulating patients’ pain. These researchers collaborate with other pain researchers on our campus and across the. Current projects in this area include a clinical study of the longitudinal impact of TMJ disc displacement and osteoarthritis on patient-reported outcomes of jaw pain, jaw functional limitations and disability; the role of estrogen status and psychological stress in TMJ nociception and the development of persistent jaw pain; and studies on pain resulting from cancer.

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