What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is characterized by persistent discomfort that lasts for an extended period, typically beyond the expected healing time of an injury or illness. It can result from various conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, nerve damage, inflammatory conditions, and more. Common areas affected by chronic pain include the neck, jaw, head, and face.

A holistic approach: San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea

We offer a wide range of treatment options for chronic pain management, tailored to your specific needs and condition:

Trigger point therapy

Our experienced therapists target trigger points—areas of muscle tension—to alleviate pain and restore normal muscle function.

Laser photobiomodulation

This non-invasive therapy uses low-level laser light to reduce inflammation, accelerate tissue repair, and promote healing, providing relief from chronic pain.


This regenerative treatment involves injecting natural solutions into damaged tissues to stimulate healing and promote pain reduction.


BOTOX can be used to relax muscles and reduce pain caused by muscle tension and spasms.

Female Hormone Therapy

Female hormone therapy may be considered as a potential adjunctive treatment for chronic orofacial pain management, aiming to harness hormonal modulation to alleviate symptoms and improve overall quality of life in affected individuals.

Male Hormone Therapy

Male hormone therapy, particularly testosterone replacement, may aid chronic pain management by potentially reducing inflammation, enhancing muscle function, and optimizing pain modulation mechanisms, though further research is needed for conclusive evidence.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can potentially alleviate chronic orofacial pain by reducing inflammation and promoting overall health through the consumption of nutrient-dense foods with anti-inflammatory properties.

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Our personalized approach

Chronic pain varies widely from person to person. Our approach is personalized to address your unique condition and needs. During your initial consultation, we'll conduct a thorough assessment with our advanced diagnostic tools, developing a treatment plan tailored specifically for you. We will pinpoint the sources of pain to bring you real-world relief. For individuals experiencing chronic orofacial pain, a comprehensive diagnostic approach is essential. CT scans offer detailed insights into the anatomical structures, aiding in identifying sources contributing to chronic pain. 

By integrating CT scans into the diagnostic process, our team develops personalized management plans addressing the root causes, leading to more effective and lasting relief for patients with chronic orofacial pain. It's crucial to note that while CT scans are instrumental, a thorough assessment may include various diagnostic modalities, ensuring a nuanced understanding of the patient's condition. This comprehensive approach enables our team to develop personalized management plans for lasting relief.

Comprehensive care

At the San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we believe in a comprehensive approach to chronic pain management. Our team of skilled practitioners collaborates to provide you with a range of therapies that address not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of your pain.

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Why choose us?

The San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea team offers a breadth of expertise in orofacial pain and related conditions. Led by Dr. Amin Samadian, our founder and recognized leader in orofacial pain, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized care. 
Dr. Samadian's background as a double doctorate graduate, Diplomate of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and his extensive experience in the field make him a respected leader in treating TMJ, chronic orofacial pain, and sleep apnea. Additionally, his commitment to continuous education and involvement as a faculty member at the University of the Pacific ensures that our team remains at the forefront of advancements in orofacial pain management.

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If you're seeking relief from chronic pain, we're here to help. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you toward a life of greater comfort and well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our chronic pain management options can bring relief and enhance your quality of life.

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