Fibromyalgia Relief: Almost Instant Relief with SPG Block

Dr. Shapira Anxiety, autonomic cephalgias, Chronic Daily Headache, Cluster Headache, Depression and Chronic Pain, Depression and Sleep Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Migraines, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Migraine, Muscle Stiffness, Schaumburg TMJ, SPG Block Anxiety, SPG Block Cluster Headache, SPG Block Migraine, SPG blocks, Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks, Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias, Trigeminal Cervico-Complex, Trigeminal Nervous System, Trigeminal Vascular System 0 Comments

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 …

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 …

TMJ Throat Pain

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TMJ throat pain and swallowing Headaches, neck pain, sore throat, waking up feeling tired – these are all common problems that many people encounter and think nothing of. If you wake up feeling tired every day, or wake up with a headache, or take aspirin or pain medications several times a week or even every day, you could have a …

TMJ Muscle Pain: Myofascial Pain, Muscle Spasm and Muscle Splinting All Cause Pain!

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Muscle Stiffness, Soreness, or Pain? If you’ve been diagnosed with TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) then you understand how this particular disorder can affect the overall quality of your life. It is obvious to anyone suffering from TMJ that the muscles are a major source of pain.  When you’re in pain it’s hard to focus on anything else. If you’ve already …