Psychosocial Anti-Instrumentation Perspective – What is Their Treatment?

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The “evolution” of the psychosocial (anti-instrumentation, American Academy of Orofacial Pain group) therapies present no studies supporting the veracity of their own treatment!! Often, their treatment consists of providing no treatment while waiting for a supposed self-limiting disorder to resolve or their recommendation of ameliorative home self-care, psychological/psychiatric, and/or pharmacological management of a chronic pain state.

If there is going to be a meaningful debate, they need to produce studies that cite their treatment protocol and more importantly the statistical success of their treatment on large patient populations.  NMD has these studies and we need to turn the table and ask for theirs!

“AAOP and its international affiliates are threatened by the global appeal of NMD and the increasing number of studies that substantiate the efficacy of NM occlusion.  They have long denied the etiological role of occlusion in TMD and the clinical success of occlusal therapies.  So it is not surprising that we see their proponents lecturing in Italy, Germany and as far as the Philippines.  It is our responsibility to be aware of the significant volume of scientific literature supporting our science and be able to present it.  Resources to access such studies are posted in Myotronics web site under “index of articles” and the ICCMO web site.” – Fray Adib, CEO of Myotronics-Noromed, Inc

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