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Monday, January 24, 2011


DEBBIE: i have had a headache non stop for 21 months. i need help now!!!!!!
The doctdors can not tell me what is causing thsi, they just keep giving me drugs.

DR SHAPIRA RESPONSE: Debbie, I frequently hear stories like yours. The fact that the physicians cannot find a cause is good news. It means there isn't a brain tumor or similar organic disorder. The majority of headaches are neuromuscular in orgin and you are probably an excellent canidate for diagnostic blocks, trigger pint deactivation and a neuuromuscular orthotic that addresses the trigeminal nerve and the muscles it feeds.

You did not discuss what tests you have had or your history prior to the headache. I advise that you continual to lookfor the underlying causes of your pain.

Long term like you are experiencing can creat permanent brain changes thru central sensitization.

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