Social Anxiety and Phobias: The Role of Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks in Finding Relief and Control of Sympathetic Overload

Sympathetic overload is common in a host of medical issues made worse by stress. The Sympathetic nervous system controls the “Fight or Flight” reflex. While this reflex can be a lifesaver in some dangerous circumstances it can often become destructive when it goes into overdrive and causes Phobias and Social Anxiety. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is the largest Parasympathetic Ganglion …

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion’s Role In Therapeutic Approaches to Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias.

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion’s Role In Therapeutic Approaches to Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias (TCA). The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG) has over 100 year history of safely and effectively treating a wide spectrum of headaches, migraines TACs as well pain everywhere in the head and neck regions particularly those associated with the eyes, jaws, nose, ear and sinus regions. There are four unique …

Pineal Gland: Migraines, Insomnia, Melatonin, Cardiovascular Health and the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Effect. The Importance of Neuromuscular Dentistry in Treatment.

The pineal gland is an endocrine gland that is located in the posterior aspect of the cranial fossa in the brain. Its importance is in the circadian cycle (24 hour cycle) of sleep and wakefulness is related too the production of melatonin, a neuroendocrine hormone made from tryptophan and is  associated  with natural periods of light and darkness Pineal Gland  sympathetic innervation …

Myomonitor, Sphenopalatine Ganglion, Trigeminal Nerve , Facial Nerve to Address Excessive Gag Reflex

      Forsch Komplementmed. 2014;21(2):94-8. doi: 10.1159/000362140. Epub 2014 Mar 28. An earplug technique to reduce the gag reflex during dental procedures. Cakmak YO1, Ozdogmus O, Günay Y, Gürbüzer B, Tezulaş E, Kaspar EC, Hacıoglu H. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The gag reflex is a frequent problem occurring during dental treatment procedures, especially while making impressions of the maxillary teeth. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a …

What is the Fastest, Safest and Most Effective Treatment for Headache, Migraine and Tension-Type Headache?

The pain, agony and suffering associated with headaches of all types can rapidly destroy your qualiity of life.  This is even more true when an individual has chronic headaches. The most common approach is over the counter medications that all have issues with slow onset and negative side effects.  Effectiveness varies and often minimal or partial relief is obtained. NSAIDs  …

Costen’s Syndrome, Sluder’s Neuralgia and TMJ / TMD or TemporoMandibular Disorders: Role of SPG Blocks in Treatment

TMJ disorders were first described in current terms by Costen a St. Louis Otolaryngologist (ENT) who describes the biomechanical and muscular aspects of abnormal jaw function.  This was then and always has been a medical disorder of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments affected by oral functions including talking, eating, swallowing as well as multiple directly related ear dysfunctions and syndromes. …

Many so called “Psychosomatic Issues” can be treated with SPG Blocks.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks have many uses including treating and preventing severe headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and TMJ disorders but they also have many other areas of use. Many remote effect syndromes are regulated by the autonomic nervous system   Sometimes, the patients are diagnosed as having “psychosomatic issues” which is very unfair to patients. The Psychosomatic diagnosis arises when the Physician …

Intractable Hiccups: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks may be the answer.

An older article from 1979 in Arch Phys Med Rehabil discusses use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks or SPG Blocks for treating multiple “remote effects” including “psychosomatic” symptoms. SPG Blocks are routinely utilized to treat headaches, migraines and especially Cluster Headaches as well as other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias (TAC).  Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks may be the safest treatment for intractable headache as well. …

Non-Invasive Sphenopalatine Ganglion Modulation with Myomonitor For Craniofacial and Orofacial Pain

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (also known as Nasal Ganglion, Pterygopalatine Ganglion, Sluder’s Ganglion and Meckel’s Gangliion) is the largest Parasympathetic Ganglion of the head.  While it is a Parasympathetic Ganglion it also carries Sympathetic Fibers from the Superior Sympathetic Cervical Chain and Somato-Sensory Nerves of the Trigeminal Nerve and the Facial Nerve. It was originally described in 1908  by Dr  Greenfeld …

Hemicrania Continua: Diagnosis and Treatment. The Role of Sphenopalatine Ganglion in Diagnosis and Treatment of all Types of Headaches.

Hemicrania Continua is discussed in a new article in Neurology Advisor (NA). According to NA Hemicrania continua (HC), one of the trigeminal primary headaches, causes intense unilateral pain for several months, as well as autonomic symptoms.  MY COMMENTS WILL BE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.   ALL HEADACHES ARE TRIGEMINAL HEADACHES.  THE TRIGEMINAL NEERVE, OFTEN CALLED THE DENTIST’S NERVE IS THE LARGEST …