DNA® & RNA® APPLIANCES by VIVOS: EPIGENETIC ORTHODONTICS, ORTHOPEDICS AND PNEUMOPEDICS: PATIENT TESTIMONIALS: VIVOS : The Breathe New Life Advantage.

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DNA and RNA Appliance are used to Treat a wide variety of issues including TMJ disorders, Headaches, Migraines, Snoring and Sleep Apnea.  Postural disorders to impaired breathing can be related to chronic head and neck pain and spread  postural issues throughout the body. It is vitally important for dentistry and medicine to address the development of airway issues that last …

Dr Shapira is Awarded Diplomate Status By American Board of Sleep and Breathing and is Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Treatment of Sleep Apnea with oral appliances is an excellent alternative to CPAP for mild to moderate sleep apnea and an alternative for severe sleep apnea when patient do no tolerate or want CPAP. Since 1982 Dr Shapira has been a leader in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He sees patients in Highland Park and Gurnee Il. HIGHLAND PARK, …

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: 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 …

Chicago: Tension-Type Headache Relief. Treatment with Neuromuscular Dentistry and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

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Tension-Type Headache: AKA: Tension Headache, Muscle Contraction Headache, Psychomyogenic Headache, Stress Headache, Ordinary Headache, Essential Headache, Idiopathic Headache and Psychogenic Headache. Original IHATEHEADACHES.org post @ http://chicago-headaches.blogspot.com/ Tension-Type Headaches are extremely common affecting the majority of the public at some during their lifetime. It is commonly associated with Stress or more accurately how patients react to stressful periods. There is often …

Chicago: Intractable/ Refractory Headaches and Migraines: SPG Blocks (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks) May be the Fastest Safest Treatment

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Intractable Headaches destroy the lives of both patients and families. The medical costs often become prohibitive and relief is often impossible to find.. Combination of techniques including SPG Blocks and Neuromuscular Dentistry can reduce of eliminate the pain in Chron Headache. This is reprinted from Dr Shapira’s other website. Intractable/ Refractory Headaches and Migraines: SPG Blocks (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks) May …

Management of Orofacial Pain with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

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Rapid treatment of Orofacial pain is very important because of the deleterious effects on your quality of life. According to an article in Cranio (abstract below) Journal SPG Blocks are “Sphenopalatine ganglion block: a safe and easy method for the management of orofacial pain.” Orofacial pain is often related to the autonomic nervous system. The lack of homeostasis or balance …