Chicago Ankylosing Spondylitis and Migraine Relief. Three Videos Over 6 Months of Treatment. Dystonia and TMJ Treatment.

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These are a series of three videos of the same patient over six months of treatment.

In the first video he describes how he came in limping and upset and his first visit.

Daniel describes response to evaluation and start of treatment after 90 minute consultation. This is a complex case and a Sphenopaltatine Ganglion Block with Nasal applicators wad done in Conjunction with an Aqualizer appliance and trigger point deactivation . This minimal treatment has made immediate positive effect. The patient feels great relief and stress reduction.
Dan will be beginning treatment in the near future but he able to feel a preview of relief that is possible.
While there may not be a cure for underlying conditions Dan is anticipating an immediate improved quality of life.
The beauty of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks is that they are safe, frequently extremely effective and patients can learn to self administer in the comfort of their homes at a cost of less than $1.00 per application. Side effects include decreased depression, decreased anxiety, improved blood pressure, reduced stress, and a reduction in Sympathetic overload.
The Aqualizer appliance immediately reduces pathologic proprioception from the masticatory system and gives balance to the occlusion and reduces TMJoint pressure and traumatic forces.
Just reduction of myofscial trigger points with spray and stretch and aqualizer has reduced postural distortion allowing Dan better balance and movement.

This second visit he talks about improvement, now hois third visit.

Daniel describes how he is ankylosing spondylitis and treatment with TMJ orthotic is allowing him to hold his son again and take walks.
Can go to playground, swings and more.

Supreme back pain, migraines, are relieved…Muscle spasm gone.

Extreme migraines locked him in his room. I was unsteady and falling over sometimes, those symptoms are gone now.

Muscle tightness better, I feel Good, Really Good today for the first time in forever. I can’t even tell you the last time that I felt this good,, I’m ecstatic.

The thiird video is after 6 months of treatment.

Daniel has been seeing Dr Shapira for approximately 6 months. He was extremely disabled and in severe pain from ankylosing Spondylitis and TMJ disorders at the Start of Treatment.

Daniel used to have almost constant severe headaches and migraines that have been virtually eliminated. He still may get occasional headache but nothing like in the past.

Utilizing SPG Blocks, TENS, Neuromuscular Dental Orthotic has been a game change for Daniel. He has weaned himself off of very high doses of Methadone that was used to control his pain for over ten years.

Due to treatment he can enjoy playing with his 18 month old son and ENJOY every minute of it

He is off most of his pain medications. Most recently he got off of Methadone, very high doses of Methadone. “It is a very big thing for me to be off Methadone”

Dr Shapira has treated thousands of patients over the last 35 years for Chronic Head and Neck Pain, Migraines, TMJ Disorders, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndromes as in his General Practice and sees both Chicago- Milwaukee area patients as well as national and internatinal patients. His new office is designed to take care of the special needs of patients living in chronic pain, TMJ disorders and sleep disorders.

He utilizes Neuromuscular Dentistry, SphenoPalatine Ganglion Blocks, Trigger Point Injections. Daniel’s Chicago TMJ Testimonial is what is possible when patients and doctors work together to get results

Dr Shapira practices in Highland Park and in Gurnee and sees patients from the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor as well as national and international patients. There are many Chicago TMJ Testimonials on his youtbue channel.…


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Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences…

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Elimination of headaches is different than correction of the nociceptive input into the CNS due to neuroplasticity and previous muscle splinting, taut bands, triggerpoints and other myofascial issues from chronic muscle over-adaptation. Correcting long standing problems requires directly addressing myofascial trigger points and taut bands with ULF-TENS, trigger point injections, spray and stretch, myofascial trigger point therapy, myofascial release and other techniques as well as correcting postural issues throughout the body. Trigger Point Injections as espoused by Dr Janet Travell and David Simons MD is perhaps one of the single most personalized precision types of treatment for headaches, myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia as opposed to the dangerous approach of pharmaceuticals used in a shotgun fashion. There is a place for medications in all these disorders but it should be secondary or tetiarry not primary.

The autonomic nervous system is also a major area of concern and perhaps the best approach is to avoid all psychoactive drugs with their widespread side effects and instead alter the incoming messages into the autonomic nervous system with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks which can turn off the Sympathetic Fight or Flight response and allow the Parasympathetic system to predominate with its Feed and Breed or Eat and Digest functions.

Personalized Precision Medicine is ideally approached in the autonomic nervous system when patients can self administer SPG Blocks, the same technique used by DR Milton Reder in the best selling book about his practice “Miracles on Park Avenue” which discussed the miraculous “cures” that were obtained with this amazing block first discovered and reported by Dr Sluder in 1908.

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Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences

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