Is There A Specialty of Neuromuscular Dentistry? What Exactly is Neuromuscular Dentistry? What is Dental Sleep Medicine and How are They Connected?

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There is no specialty for TMJ disorders (TMD), Neuromuscular Dentistry, Orofacial Pain,  Implant Dentistry, Epigenetic Orthopedics, Airway Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine and several other complex areas of dentistry.  There are many extremely well trained dentists who have taken courses and training in each of these overlapping fields of dentistry. There is a questionable practice of trying to circumvent the American …

Sinus Headache, Sinusitis, Sinus Pain and TMJ Disorders

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Chronic Sinus Headache and other Sinus Pains are closely related to TMJ Disorders. The connections between these problems is multifacted. The Trigeminal Nerve also called the Dentist’s Nerve is the underlying common source of all of these problems. Dentists are the experts on the Trigeminal Nerrve Disorders and in particular neuromuscular dentists who optimize eliminating noxious input to the trigeminal …

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 …

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. …

Chicago Pain Relief: The Great TMJ Experiment

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This is a reprint of recently published press relief on Relief of Chronic TMJ, Headache and Migraine. Reprint Chicago Pain Relief! Patients with TMJ Disorders, Headaches and Migraines are Finding A Better Quality of Life! SPG Blocks Can Give Patients Control of Pain “Find Relief of Severe and Chronic Pain. Dr Shapira has been improving Quality of Life for patients …

Precision Personalized Medical Treatment for TMJ, TMD, MPD, Headaches and Migraines

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Precision Personalized Medical Treatment for Headaches and Migraines Physiologic Medicine Pinnacle of Personalized Medicine. Measurement is essential for precision treatment! “If it is measured it is a fact otherwise it is an opinion” Barney Jankelson founder of precision physiologic dentistry. In general treatment for headaches and migraines is far from personalized or precision but rather consists of trial and error …

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Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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I am two days through my 4 day course in Oral and Myofunctional Therapy and I am convinced that Oral Myofunctional Therapy will increase health and wellness in many patients. I spent three days last fall in California at the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences and was blown away by the science. My wife Anna and I are now becoming …

Chronic Daily Headache: Free Treatment as part of study in Highland Park

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I am doing a study involving a single visit to address Chronic Daily Headcahe. “Rebooting the Brain” with bilateral Spenopalatine Ganglion Blocks via Suprazygomatic Spenopalatine Ganglion Blocks.http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/the-migraine-relief-study-chronic-migraine-migraine-continua-chronic-daily-headache-and-hemicrania-continua-evaluating-instant-relief-potential-of-sphenopalatine-ganglion-spg-blocks-425596.php View videos of patients Dr Shapira treats. These are not study patients. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg/videos

Headaches at back of head feel like blood vessels are swelling up.

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This is a patient who contacted Dr Shapira from the I Hate Headaches.org website.   Lisa:  Tell us about your headaches…:    So I had an mri done & found out that my jaw was partially dislocated. I have braced to correct it. My headaches start in the back of my head & it feels like the blood vessels are swelling …

ICE Pick Headaches: Primary Stabbing Headaches Chicago

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These headaches like migraines and Autonomic Trigeminal Cephalgias are caused by the Trigeminal Nerve but are not cosidered migraine attacks. The common pattern is for their appearance in patients who have a history of migraine. Many cases are infrequent and require no special treatment. Patients who experience frequent and Severe attacks may be prescribed Indomethacin as a preventive. Unfortunately, Indomethacin …