HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, FIBROMYALGIA, SLEEP APNEA, SWALLOWING PROBLEMS AND TMJ DISORDERS ARE ALL CLOSELY RELATED IN BOTH CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE BLOG ENTRY TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THESE DISORDERS. ALMOST ALL TREATMENT OF HEADACHES MUST CONSIDER THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM. A new study “Effect of CPAP treatment on residual depressive symptoms in patients with major depression and coexisting sleep apnea: Contribution of daytime sleepiness to residual depressive symptoms.” (see abstract below) suggests that treatment of sleep apnea …

Ovulation, Menstrual and Period Headaches:

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SELF-ADMINISTERED SPG BLOCKS can not only relieve severe migraines and chronic daily headache but are exceptionally effective in preventing headaches associated with menstruation and ovulation. Decreasing Burdens of Migraine, and Menstrual headaches : 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 …

Vasomotor Rhinitis Treatment with SPG Block

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Vasomotor Rhinitis and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block 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 even in not so cold air. Bikers can find this symptom extremely annoying as can long distance runners, …

CHICAGO: ALF Appliance: An Orthopedic Option

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The ALF Appliance is an Orthopedic Growth Appliance that has a low profile in the mouth. They are utilized for Maxillary expansion, Treatment of TMJ Disorders, Finishing Physiologic Cases, Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea and other issues. I used Crozat Appliances for years and the ALF or Advances Lightwire Functional Appliance is very similar. It is a deceptively simple appliance, …

Fibromyalgia Relief: Almost Instant Relief with SPG Block

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Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks can give incredible relief to patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. This patient describes how 9 years of continuous pain was resolved almost immediately after nasal application of lidocaine to the sphenopalatine ganglion via nasal catheters. I routinely teach patients to self administer SPG Blocks giving them control over their pain. Patients find it extremely convenient not to have …

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea Changes Life!

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This patient video describes how Ed, a pilot has used an oral appliance for the last nine years and how it has changed his quality of life! The field of sleep disorders and Sleep Apnea is very complex.  There are multiple variables that determine success of treatment.  I have spent over 35 years researching sleep apnea and oral appliances, teaching …

Chronic Headache Relief: Healthy Approaches to Relief

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Chronic Headache Relief: Key to Relief is Controlling Noxious Input into the Trigeminal Nervous System All headaches are controlled primarily or completely by the Trigeminal Nervous System. Noxious input to the trigeminal Nerve travels thru the Trigeminovascular System and the Trigemino-Cervical Complex to result in the release of vasoactive substances responsible for migraines, chronic daily headaches, tension headaches, new persistent …

Migraines, Headaches or TMJ problems After Corneal Injury

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The cornea is innervated by the trigeminal nerve. I just saw a patient whose headaches, and tinnitus started after a cornea burn. TMJ symptoms also were exacerbated. I looked for previous cases but did not come across any. Pubmed had an abstract that showed that experimental burns to cornea of mice created brain inflamation at the trigeminal ganglia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25146993 The …

Chicago: Orofacial Pain, TMD, TMJ, Headaches, Migraines and More

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Orofacial Pain Referral:   https://thinkbetterlife.com/referrals/ View patient video testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg/videos What is Orofacial Pain and how does it relate to TMJ Disorders and Headaches. Please visit this entire site to learn about help available for treating your Orofacial Pain and visit the patient testimonials about how they received help with their Orofacial Pain. The term Craniofacial pain, is also commonly used …

Self Administration of SPG Blocks by Patients.

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The SPG Block or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block can be extremely effective at preventing and eliminating migraines. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is part of the Autonomic Nervous System. It is the Largest Parasympathetic Ganglion and treatment with lidocaine has been shown to be very effective for treating a wide variety of chronic and acute pain syndromes including Migraine, Cluster Headache, Chronic Daily …