Managing Chronic Migraines with SPG Block (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block)

Contrary to many current algorithms for deciding which treatment to utilize for Migraine, Autonomic Cephalgias and Chronic Headache Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks should be considered a first line approach to treatment due to their high efficacy and the minimal negative side effects. A new article in Current Pain Management (abstract below) discusses Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks in treating Migraine, Facial Pain and …

CONNECTION OF SEVERE BRUXISM AND SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING. Treatment of Severe Bruxism.

Why patients with issues need clinicians familliar with sleep disorders, TMJ and chronic pain. Four literature reviews and studies that document the association of OSA/SBD and bruxism. The 3rd study that found significant association between AHI (apnea-hypopnea index) severity and tooth wear severity is interesting. There are more studies I can post. Unfortunately little is published in the US on …

Vasomotor Rhinitis Treatment with SPG Block (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks)

Vasomotor Rhinitis and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Reprinted From Think Better Life, Dr Shapira’s Website. Contact Dr Shapira for SPG Blocks or Training at: www.ThinkBetterLife.com Watery rhinorrhea that is easily triggered can be incredibly annoying as the nose apparently runs freely for no reason. Additionally, the symptom of watery rhinorrhea can triggered by hot/spicy food, cold air, and especially by cycling …

New Study Shows Promising Results for Treatment of Primary Headaches with Melatonin.

This is one more piece of a puzzle to Cure and/or Eliminate completely the problem of chronic headaches and migraines.  See patient testimonial videos below. This study is very interesting as it applies to primary headaches both tension and migraine headaches. Both types are ultimately regulated by the Trigeminal Nerve. The use of Melatonin which is very safe and inexpensive …

TMJ Treatment Failures: Why Do They Occur? SPG Blocks May Be The Answer

TMJ Treatment is can give patient life changing improvements in quality of life and are often extremely successful. The use of ULF-TENS has greatly increased the rates of success by relieving the muscle spasm and tension as part of comprehensive treatment. Regardless of the technique utilized a percentage of patients do not experience the same relief of symptoms as others. …

Rockford Pain Relief: How Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks Work

The SPG Block or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block is truly one of the most miraculous treatments for pain. It often works where other treatments have failed. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is also known as the PterygoPalatine Ganglion, Meckel’s Ganglion and the Nasal Ganglion. It is an old procedure originally described in 1908 by Sluder.  Sluder’s Neuralgia is considered one of the early …

Lake Forest / Highland Park Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Migraines and Sleep Disorder are focus in new practice serving Lake Forest and Highland Park TMJ patients. Highland Park Office:  www.ThinkBetterLife.com Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ disorders requires a wide variety of skills that most general dentists don’t acquire. The treatment of TMJ disorders is far more advanced than just the mechanical approach of mouth …

SLEEP DISORDERS MAY CAUSE EYE DISORDERS

On first impression, sleep and sleep disorders may seem like they have nothing to do with eye disorders; however, the more we learn about sleep the more we discover surprising connections between sleep and different organs and systems and their disorders. For example, recent studies demonstrated a very close association between disorders of sleep and eye problems. During the night …

Who Treats TMJ (TMD) Disorders

Who Treats TMJ Disorders (TMD?) The treatment of TMJ disorders is best accomplished by dentists who have special training in this field. The American Alliance of TMD Organizations has established fundamental principles for TMD practice. The Alliance and the websites of it’s member organizations is an excellent place to find a dentist who treats TMJ disorders. I have the great …