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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Migraines: Amazing Relief and Prevention with Spenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. The safest most effective treatment has minimal side effects and low cost.

This was originally released on 24/7 press release and released by media outlets across the country.

The Sphenoalatine Ganglioon block is considered both new and exciting and has been historically been shown to be highly effective.  Sometimes the best tratments get lost in press coverage of new rugs.  The pharmaceutical companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars to adLabelsvertise and market extremely expensive drugs but that does not mean they are nearly as effective as older less publicized treatments.

There is a historical record of over 100 years of safe and effective treatments utilizing SPG Blocks.

These simple effective blocks can be self administered for less than $1.00 /day and only are required on a periodic basis.  The side effects include decreased depression and anxiety among others.

Chicago, Highland Park, Northbrook, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Barrington and N orthern Illinois hheadache and migraine treatment with neuromuscular dentistry and SPG Blocks

Originally Published as 24/7 Press Release

Migraine Relief and Prevention: The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG) This Amazing Treatment is Often Referred to as the Miracle Migraine Treatment. Doctors Learn Hands on Techniques at ICCMO

The SPG Block not only treats and prevents migraines and headaches but can be utilized to reduce blood pressure, treat anxiety and depression and many other symptoms of dysautonomia or autonomic neuropathy.throughout the body.

  CHICAGO, IL, October 10, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block or SPG Block is an amazing treatment for a wide variety of disorders. It was made popular in the late 1980's by the popular book "Miracles on Park Avenue" discussing a New York Otolaryngologist who utilized the SPG Block to treat thousands of patients

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is the largest Parasympathetic Ganglia of the head and is also called the pterygopalatine ganglion, Meckel's Ganglion and the nasal ganglion. 

Most physicians and dentists are not aware of this procedure despite it being incredibly successful in treating vascular and neurogenic headaches, facial pain, TMJ Disorders, sinus pain and a wide variety of other problems.

Historically, the block was given by injections.. The intraoral injection is commonly used by dentists and oral surgeons for maxillary anaesthesia and the blocking of the SPG is done as part of normal dental procedures.

The extra-oral approach is the most effective and can often almost instantly give relief to cluster headaches and chronic daily headache. Te most common approach is to access the ganglion by an intranasal approach. There are three new devices that are being made to deliver Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks, the Sphenocath, the TX360 and the Allevio. All three are essential high tech squirt guns that deliver anesthetic thru the nose to the mucosa covering the ganglion.

Dr Ira L Shapira has been utilizing and teaching the use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for many years. Dr Shapira is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and routinely utilizes the technique in his Highland Park and Gurnee offices. 

While he frequently utilizes injection techniques for relief of severe pain he prefers to teach patients how to self administer SPG Blocks in the comfort of home. This procedure is relatively easy for most patients with patent nasal access. Patients can self administer the SPG Block at the first sign of a problem or use them prophylactically to prevent problems.

The blocks are not only safe and effective but they are extremely cost effective when self administered. The Tx360 migraine protocol is a series of ten bilateral treatments at a total cost of approximately$7500. The cost of bilateral block with cotton swabs is less than $700 for initial treatment but under a dollar a day for patients to self administer. 

According to Dr Shapira it is all about improving the quality of his patients lives and "quality of life sucks when you are sitting in the doctors office". Dr Shapira wants his patients to be in control of their pain relief. The use of cotton tipped applicators to perform SPG Blocks has been used for mant years and actually has many advantages for patients. 

ICCMO, the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (iccmo.org) had its annual North American meeting October 1-4 in San Diego. Dr Shapira gave two lectures, the first on the common developmental pathways of Migraine, Chronic Daily Headache, Sleep Apnea, TMJ Disorders and ADHD. The second was a hands on course to teach dentists both injection techniques for the SPG Block as well as hands on experience with SphenoCath device and intranasal swabs.

One woman dentist experience total relief of a two day migraine within minutes of her SPG block.

Patients wth Migraines, Chronic Daily Headaches, TMJ Disorders and other problems can look to the dentists at ICCMO as the experts in the physiology and neurology or the trigeminal nervous system. They utilize neuromuscular dentistry to create healthier and physiologically stable cases.
The SPG Block is one tool that they utilize in treating patients. Visit their website at:http://occlusiontmjauthority.com/

Additional information on SPG Blocks can be found at www.ThinkBetterLife.com. There are numerous patient video testimonials.

more information is available at Sleep and Health Journal.

Dr Ira L Shapira created the I HATE CPAP (www.ihatecpap.com) and I HATE HEADACHE (www.ihateheadaches.org) websites to help patients find help with these difficult medical disorders that medicine can frequently not treat adequately without a dental collaboration. Dr Shapira did research in the 1980's as a visiting assistant professor at Rush Medical School where he worked with Rosalind Cartwright PhD who is primarily responsible for the entire field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He also studied with Dr Barney Jankelson who created the initial concepts that neuromuscular dentistry still uses today and created a company Myotronics that is the leading manufacturer of instrumentation used by Neuromuscular Dentistry. ICCMO the International College of Cranio mandibular Orthopedics was founded by Dr Jankelson and it carries on his dedication to excellence in science and the highest level of patient treatment.

Dr Shapira is the current Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations

Dr Shapira is a Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a Fellow of the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). He is a former national and International Regent of ICCMO, its current Secretary and the representative to the Alliance of TMD organizations or the TMD ALLIANCE has a general dental practice (http://www.delanydentalcare.com) in Gurnee, Il and has recently started Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine Associates with offices in Vernon Hills and Highland Park. Patients in Northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin can contact Dr Shapira by phone toll free at 1-8-NO-PAP-MASK OR 1-800-TM-JOINT or thru his websites at http://www.ihateheadaches.org or http://www.chicagoland.ihatecpap.com.

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