Ovulation, Menstrual and Period Headaches:

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SELF-ADMINISTERED SPG BLOCKS can not only relieve severe migraines and chronic daily headache but are exceptionally effective in preventing headaches associated with menstruation and ovulation. Decreasing Burdens of Migraine, and Menstrual headaches : Medical Costs, Economic Losses and Suffering Can Be Reduced With SPG Blocks. Migraine affects 39 million men, women and children in the US and over 1 billion …

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, …

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 …

What All Headaches Have In Common: Migraines, Cluster Headaches, Chronic Daily Headaches, New Persistent Headaches Cluster Headaches

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HEADACHES: Question from Kasey in Pennsylvania: I always seem to have a headache that never 100% goes away, and it usually varies day to day. It can get worse by mid to the end of the day. I don’t have bad jaw pain but could that be a culprit, can foods cause tension headaches? Dr Shapira …

New Guidelines for Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

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New guidelines for Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring have been released by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I am glad to report the new guidelines are essentially the same as my office guidelines have been for 30 years of treating sleep apnea and snoring.  In fact these are almost identical to …

Fatigue is a killer

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Fatigue is a result of poor sleep, high stress and depression Do you feel tired all the time and find it hard to sleep at night? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. You should be able to get 8 good hours of sleep at night to stop you feeling always tired during the day. Fatigue can have long term effects …

Lack of Sleep

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Still feeling tired after a good night’s sleep? Do you feel tired in the morning, even after getting a good amount of sleep the night before? You may also find that you can’t sleep very well and spend hours awake at night, which can lead you to feeling tired during the day. Lack of sleep or Sleep deprivation can not only make …

TMJ Treatment

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How TMJ is treated by a dentist Finding the reason behind the pain that you feel is the best method for a dentist to determine how to treat your condition. Though many patients assume that all type of TMJ treatment are the same, treatments vary significantly from patient to patient.  There are a wide variety of TMJ disorders and frequently …

TMJ Sleep Disorders

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TMJ sleep disorders The TMJ (abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint) connects the jawbone to the skull. Located in front of the ears on each side of the head, the joint is cushioned by a soft disk that allows it to move smoothly. Disorders of the TMJ can lead to a variety of problems, some of which might not seem to …

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 …