Idiopathic Pain Relief: When Doctors Do Not Know The Cause of Your Pain How Do You Find Relief?

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Idiopathic Pain essentially means “The Doctors are Idiots in determining the cause of your pain”.  This can be extremely discouraging as a patients. Sometimes problems are diagnosed as idiopathic because the doctor is not familiar with the disorder you have. These types of pain are often treated with a multitude of different medications on a trial and error basis. There …

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 …

Chicago TMJ Relief: Avoiding TM Joint Surgery

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Why do so many patients end up needing TM Joint surgeries and have stories of chronic ongoing pain for years.? What are the connections of head and neck posture to TMJ disorders? The problem is that many doctors do not address all of the issues invlved in TMJ disorders which are always multifactorial. The most common problem found in 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 …

Could dental treatment help your Chicago back pain?

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 …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Specialist

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How do you find a specialist who does Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks? The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block  (SPG Block) has been known for over 100 years but less than 1% of doctors are familiar with its use currently.  How does a patient find a specialist or general practitioner who utilizes these miraculous blocks?  There are many groups utilizing these including neurologists, ENTs, …

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 …

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 …

Chicago Dentist : Sleep Apnea Treatment Testimonials

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CPAP Alternative! The Best Sleep Apnea Treatments in Chicago Watch and listen to these Sleep Apnea Patients Testimonils Chicago Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance: Oral Appliance Therapy is the new (Dr Shapira has over 30 years experience with oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea)  comfortable and effective treatment that patients prefer over CPAP 95% of the …

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 …