CHICAGO PEDIATRIC MIGRAINE: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block for the Treatment of Pediatric Migraine Headaches

Reprinted from  “I Hate Headaches  website”   http://wwwihateheadaches.org Authored by: Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AACFP, D,ABIPM A new 2021 three-year retrospective study of the use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SPG Blocks) showed that this minimally invasive procedure had excellent results in a pediatric migraine population. (abstract below) The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) also supplies innervation to the Pineal Gland and may …

Chicago TMJ Specialist? Neuromuscular Dentistry Specialist?

There is no specialty in either TMJ or Neuromuscular Dentistry according to Dr Ira L Shapira a leading TMJ practitioner in the Chicago area. Learn more at these links: Is There A Specialty of Neuromuscular Dentistry? What Exactly is Neuromuscular Dentistry? What is Dental Sleep Medicine and How are They Connected? NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY (originally published in the American Equilibration Society …

Medical Insurance Coverage for TMJ Disorders (TMD)

It is generally agreed that TMJ disorders should be covered by insurance. There are often questions whether it is covered by medical insurance or dental insurance and whee the line is that seperates coverage. Medical Insurance typically is the primary insurance for TMJ disorders. The reason is that a joint is a joint anywhere in the body, as is muscle, …

Chronic Pain, TMJ and Bite Problems After Fall and Being Wired Shut

Kelsey’s Question: Around December of 2012, I had a face-first fall into a hardwood floor with all my weight (210 lbs) going directly onto my jaw. I was wired shut for 10 weeks, but my bite/occlusion was off the entire time. I now (and have since the injury) suffered with mal-occlusion. I’ve tried splints, mouthpieces, and a lot of other …

NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY (originally published in the American Equilibration Society magazine)

Neuromuscular Dentistry NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY (originally published in the American Equilibration Society magazine) This is a reprint of a previously published article. Please visit my New Website for my New Highland Park office. www.thinkBetterLife.com The original article has two graphics that can be found at: Neuromuscular Dentistry Ira L Shapira DDS, DABDSM, DAAPM, FICCMO Neuromuscular Dentistry remains an enigma to many …