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 …

spg blocks

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 …

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 …