Trigeminal Neuralgia Treated with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

I am an advocate of Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Many patients have excellent results utilizing the self-administration protocols I teach but other are less successful. Self-administration is the single most cost effective method and it allows patients to experience almost instant relief without visits to the ER or Physician offices. Lidocaine is a natural anti-inflammatory and almost …

SPG Blocks: The “Miracle Block” New Facebook Page has been created.

Please visit and like the new Facebook page SPG Blocks:  The “Miracle Block” It is critically important for patients with chronic pain learn about Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. Self Administration of SPG Blocks is life changing for many patients. After initial visit a bilateral block costs less than $1.00.    

CranioFacial Hyperhidrosis and Flushing Control With SPG Blocks

A new study in Rhinology concluded that Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks with Lidocaine was a safe procedure for treating patients with Facial Flushing and or CranioFacial Hyperhydrosis (CFH). Significant improvement after lidocaine injection lasted 6 months. This was a small study but it is great news for patients. who suffer from facial flushing and/or hyperhidrosis. This is probably another perfect use …

Chicago Pediatric Migraine: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

Safe and Effective Alternative Treatment for Pediatric Migraine under study but available currently to Chicago areas patients. The use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks has a 100 year history and was first used by Greenfield Sluder in 1908. It is a remarkable procedure that was featured in the popular book “MIRACLES ON PARK AVENUE”.  Dr Sluder later wrote a textbook on …

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Neuromuscular dentistry and the role of the autonomic nervous system: Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and neuromodulation. An International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) position paper

Originally published at CRANIO® The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice ISSN: 0886-9634 (Print) 2151-0903 (Online) Journal homepage: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ycra20 2019, VOL. 37, NO. 3, 201–206 https://doi.org/10.1080/08869634.2019.1592807 POSITION PAPER Neuromuscular dentistry and the role of the autonomic nervous system: Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and neuromodulation. An International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) position paper Ira L. Shapira DDS, D, ABDSM, D, AAPM, …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion and Neuromuscular Dentistry: SPG Blocks and Neuromodulation

The use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Neuromodulation is a major reason for the success of Neuromuscular Dentistry. The use of SPG Blocks offer relief to patients with TMJ disorders, headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Neuromuscular dentistry and the role of the autonomic nervous system: Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and neuromodulation. has been published online ahead of the printed version due to be …

What is the Best Method of Delivering A (SPG) Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

SPG Blocks have a hundred year history of safety and efficacy. There are multiple methods of administering these blocks. My practice is unusual because I utilize all of the described methods discussed in this article. I have been utilizing the blocks since 1986 and been teaching self administration of SPG Blocks for over 30 years.  I have a paper being …

“The most successful procedure for the treatment of refractory chronic and episodic CH is the SPG block”

I am very pleased to be speaking on this topic at the Moscow International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics  (ICCMO) Meeting. I have a paper on the Role of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion and the use of SPG Blocks and Neuromodulation in Neuromuscular Dentistry Scheduled for publication in the May 2019 issue of Cranio, The Journal of CranioMandibular and Sleep Practice. New …

Relief of Lifetime Anxiety after SPG Block Too Treat Migraine

SPG Blocks or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks have a 100 year history of treating a wide range of disorders, especially migraines and cluster headaches, as an adjunct in TMD/TMJ disorders and Myofascial Pain. The SPG Block acts to reset the Autonomic Nervous System similar to resetting your computer by hitting Control/ Alt/ Delete. The following video is a patient who just …

Alleviating Pain and Suffering: Lower Health Care Costs While Improving Care and Quality of Life. The Role of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks.

Reset the Autonomic Nervous System non-invasively with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. A method of improving quality of health while reducing the costs of medical care and the overuse of pharmaceuticals with associated reduction in negative side effects.  Unfortunately, Insurance companies are behaving in a penny wise -pound foolish way when it comes to coverage of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks.  They see the …