Jaw soreness and facial pain: These symptoms are frequently talked about and diagnosed as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). But neurologists and biologists are looking at another painful condition involving the trigeminal nerve: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN).
Distinguished professor Dr. Paul Durham, Missouri State University’s director of cell biology and the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS), and his colleagues were honored by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. At an international meeting of nearly 600 attendees, Durham and his colleagues won the poster award. Their poster, “Vagal Nerve Stimulation Inhibits […]
Everyone would like to walk through life pain-free. Instead, many people live with chronic pain conditions. Dr. Paul Durham, Missouri State University distinguished professor of biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, researches factors that instigate chronic pain and tests products that might work to alleviate these pain states.