Emergency Room Visits and Revisits for Migraine: New Article in Nov 2017 Headache Journal

The quality of life of migraine patients is often extremely compromised. While many patients are managed effectively with medication many are not. One measure of effectiveness of treatment would be the frequency of visits and revisits to the ER. The best migraine treatment would make it unnecessary for patients to ever beer seen by the emergency department. An answer for …

High Blood Pressure and Memory Loss: What’s the Connection?

An uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to memory loss according to studies done on the connection between blood pressure and failure to recall events. With about 75 million American adults suffering from high blood pressure, as stated by CDC in 2016, it is a possibility that these people will suffer from memory loss one way or the other. Headaches …

Articles on FDA abuses of Myotronics

Read articles on FDA abuses of Myotronics (PDF) Additional info for immediate release (PDF) [3] Perverted FDA officials under criminal probe. Dickinson’s FDA Review.  1995; 2(8):21. [4] Hearings before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, 104th Congress, July 25, Nov 15, Dec 5, 1995 Serial No. 104-51. [6] Biased advisors: FDA slaps …

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 …

13 year old Deep Sleeper and Bedwetter

MARA’s Question: My 13 year old son is a VERY deep sleeper. He is overly tired during the day. Its not uncommon for him to sleep 8-9 hours a night and also take a 2 hour nap after school. He is also a bedwetter. What would you recommend for us? Should I take him to a sleep clinic? How and …

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 …