Chronic Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: SPG Blocks and Neuromuscular Orthotics May Provide Desperately Needed Pain Relief

A recent article in Support Care Cancer describes the problems of severe pain and from Myofascial Trigger Points and Hyperalgesia in survivors of head and neck cancer. (Abstract Below) Neuromuscular Dentistry is very successful in treating a wide variety of TMD disorders as well as orofacial pain, headaches and migraines and other pain associated with the Trigeminal Nervous System.  A …

MENOPAUSE: Relief of Hot Flashes, Irritability and Anxiety Is Key To Improved Sleep

100+ year old medical treatment is safe and can restore balance menopausal women as well as those suffering from chronic stress. The Stellate Ganglion Block has been termed “The God Block” because of its amazing effects on many Veterans with PTSD. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block has been termed “The Miracle Block” because of the incredible effects it has on a …

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 …

VIVOS: DNA and mRNA Appliances In TMJ Disorder Patients. A Rational Long Term Approach To Treatment of Sleep Apnea and TMD. Patient Testimonials

TMJoint (TMJ) Disorder patients and Sleep Apnea Patients have a common developmental pathway.  My practice focuses on improving physiological parameters and quality of life in adults from adolescence and throughout their life. I want to clearly emphasize that while I work with adults the most important time to address these issues is in Children and Infants.  I originally became involved …

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 …

TMJ Alias, The Great Imposter, Has a Co-Conspirator: Poor Sleep ……Is Dr Shapira’s guest editorial in Cranio Journal

Important information for all patients with Sleep Disorders or TM Joint Disorders (TMD) is presented that is vital to patients with poor sleep or chronic pain, headaches or migraines. CRANIO, The Journal of CranioMandibular Practice is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, TMD, and related disorders. In a monumental move Riley Lunn the editor is changing the journal …

Neuromuscular Dentistry

NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY (originally published in the American Equilibration Society magazine) Ira L Shapira DDS, DABDSM, DAAPM, FICCMO These are Video Testimonials of TMJ and Orofacial Pain Patients Treated By Dr Shapira: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg/videos Neuromuscular Dentistry remains an enigma to many dentists who do not understand the purposes of the electrodes, the TENS, the computers and more.  It has unfairly become a …