Surgical Options For Treatment of Cluster Headaches: The Trigeminal Nerve Connection: SPG Blocks Should Be Tried First!

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Patrick : What are the surgical options for treating my severe cluster headaches? Reprint from http://chicago-headaches.blogspot.com/2013/09/ Dr Shapira response: Dear Patrick, am not a big advocate of surgery for cluster headaches. Treatment of the Trigeminal Nerve ” microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve with section of the nervus intermedius compares very favorably to other destructive techniques without the accompanying neurologic …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Chicago Facial Pain Relief: Atypical Facial Pain solutions

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Facial Pain is primarily mediated through either the Trigeminal Nerve (Cranial Nerve V) and /or the Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve 7)   According to John Hopkins “Atypical Facial Pain is a pain disorder of the face which shares some features with trigeminal neuralgia. The pain may be different – most often longer in duration (minutes, hours, or continuous), and of a …

What All Headaches Have In Common: Migraines, Cluster Headaches, Chronic Daily Headaches, New Persistent Headaches Cluster Headaches

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HEADACHES: Question from Kasey in Pennsylvania: I always seem to have a headache that never 100% goes away, and it usually varies day to day. It can get worse by mid to the end of the day. I don’t have bad jaw pain but could that be a culprit, can foods cause tension headaches? Dr Shapira …

Barrington: Innovative Treatment Protocols for Fast Relief of TMJ (TMD) Disorders

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Patients from across Chicagoland and the Midwest are finding answers for TMJ disorders in Highland Park, Illinois. The following is a reprint of a 24/7 Press Release: Innovative Treatment Protocols for Fast Relief of TMJ (TMD) Disorders: You Deserve a Better Quality of Life. Solutions Now Available for Problem Headaches and Migraines Amazing TMJ Testimonial Video. Improving the quality of …

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 …