The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Relief of Facial Pain from the Nasal Mucosa.

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This new article in Cranio (abstract below) discusses use of SPG Blocks in treating Facial Pain of Nasal Origin. I teach patients to self administer these block for many types of headache and facial pain. This specific case was due to a nasal contact headache where the nasal turbinate is touching the septum. Another approach is to grow the underdeveloped …

Acute Migraine: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SPGB) Safe and Effective. Self Administration is a Patient Friendly Approach

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A new article published in 208 discusses utilization of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for treatment of Severe Migraine.  Because it is published byty.the US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health I can reprint it here. I will make my personal comments in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.  I ALSO FIND THAT SPG BLOCKS  CAN TREAT MANY OTHER DISORDERS INCLUDING …

Dr Shapira Awarded Diplomate Status with American Board of Sleep and Breathing. Currently in Boston Learning Advance Pain Management at Harvard Medical School.

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I am pleased to announce that I am now a new Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing. I am a long term Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Credentialed by the Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) and a Founding member of both the SDDS (Now AADSM) and Dosa , the Dental Organization for Sleep …

Dental Sleep Medicine: Comfortable CPAP Alternatives for Sleep Apnea: Sleep Apnea Treatment Testimonials.

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Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disorder with multiple medical problems associated with untreated Sleep Apnea. There are many methods used to treat sleep apnea. The standard medical treatment is CPAP or versions of CPAP called BiPAP and APAP. CPAP in any of it’s forms is very effective. Unfortunately, CPAP fails the majority of patients due to non-compliance, or minimal compliance. …

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Suicide Headache Relief: Cluster Headaches are called Suicide Headaches Due To Severity. Relief of Cluster Headaches is Available!

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Oxygen, SPG Blocks, Neuromodulation and neuromuscular orthotics give relief! Cluster Headaches are frequently called the suicide headache. Many patients respond quickly to 100% oxygen but it is not always available and there are patients who only have partial relief. Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks not only offer almost immediate relief of Cluster Headache pain but repeated use can eliminate cluster headaches. …

Chicago: Learn How to Self-Administer Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

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In 1986 I learned about Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks from a patient who brought me the book, “Miracles on Park Avenue” and wanted me to find him a doctor who did the procedure in Chicago. I was amazed when I read the book and was dismayed when I could not find anyone in the Chicago area who did the procedure. I …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Eliminates Coverage for Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks.

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Across the country Blue Cross Blue Shield is eliminating medical coverage for SPG Blocks declaring them experimental.  This is an enormous and costly mistake that will harm patients and increase medical expenses.  There is a better alternative. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SPG Blocks) are often called the “Miracle Block” and were popularized in the 1986 book “Miracles on Park Avenue” which …

SPG Blocks: Miracle Block Treats and Eliminates Migraines & Essential Hypertension But Denied By Insurance

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Dr Shapira has utilized Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for over 30 years in his clinical practice. The amazing SPG Blocks can treat and eliminate chronic daily headache, migraine, cluster headaches and other autonomic cephalgias as well as anxiety and PTSD. The book “Miracles on Park Avenue” was published in 1986 and detailed the practice of Dr Milton Reder who had patients …

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 …

PREVENTING ONSET OF DEMENTIA: Sleep Changes and New Incidence of Dementia: Why Snoring and mild apnea should be treated.

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A new article in September 2017 Neurology looked at sleep architecture as a predictor of new onset dementia. (abstract below). Previous studies have indicated Delta Sleep reduction increases risk of dementia while this current study looks at reduction in REM Sleep. Sleep Apnea, Hypopnea and UARS are most likely to affect Delta Slow Wave Sleep and REM Sleep. Based on …