Intra-oral Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Pain Control After Nasal Surgery. Sinus Headaches and Migraine Treatment

This abstract(below) from a Russian Journal discusses utilizing Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for pain control after nasal surgery. This block is also excellent for treating migraines and cluster headaches. For many years I used only the intra-oral palatal injection but today my first choice for injection is the Suprazygomatic Approach to the SPG Block. While injection therapy is rapid and effective …

Postdural Puncture Headache in Obstetric Patients: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block is First Line Treatment

I routinely teach patients how to self Administered SPG Blocks for TMJ disorders, orofacial pain, Myofascial pain ,Migraines, Cluster headaches, Trigeminal neuralgia and many other conditions. The most effective treatment for chronic pain in my experience is usually self administraion. This allows the patients to achieve quick relief in the comfort of their own home. Side effects include a feeling …

Self Administered SPG Block Treats Both Cancer Pain and Chronic Headaches, Migraine and Cluster Headaches

I routinely teach patients how to self Administered SPG Blocks for TMJ disorders, orofacial pain, Myofascial pain ,Migraines, Cluster headaches, Trigeminal neuralgia and many other conditions. The most effective treatment for chronic pain in my experience is usually self administraion. This allows the patients to achieve quick relief in the comfort of their own home. Side effects include a feeling …

Decreasing Burdens of Migraine: Medical Costs, Economic Losses and Suffering Can Be Reduced With SPG Blocks.

Migraine affects 39 million men, women and children in the US and over 1 billion world-wide. A treatment that could reduce suffering and prevent lost days of work and massive costs of Emergency visits would be a game changer for patients. Almost everyone knows of a family member or friend who suffers from migraine or suffer from them personally. Migraine is …

Early School Start is Harming OUR CHILDREN: THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE RECOMMENDS SCHOOL START TIMES OF *:30.

THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR ADOLESCENTS IS TOTAL SLEEP TIME AND SETTING OF CIRCADIAN RYTHYMS. EARLY MORNING AROUSALS FOR SCHOOL MAY CAUSE PERMANENT HARM TO OUR CHILDREN. Delaying Middle School and High School Start Times Promotes Student Health and Performance: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement During adolescence, internal circadian rhythms and biological sleep drive change to result …

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 …