Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks Address Chronic HPA Axis Response to Stress in Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ, TMD, FND)

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function is known to be an important consideration in development of symptomatic TMD. There are three types of stresses in TMD patients, the first is emotional or life stress as described by Hans Selye in “Stress of Life”. The second type of Stress is biological stress and includes nutrition, vitamins , hormones , exposure to light …

Significant Improvement in Chronic Migraine Secondary to Medication Overuse Headache:

A new article in August 2020 in Womens Midlife Health “Cortical and subcortical changes following sphenopalatine ganglion blocks in chronic migraine with medication overuse headache: a preliminary longitudinal study.” looks at how Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks offer significant improvement in chronic migraine related to medication overuse headache. It is well known the Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks are one of the …

SHINGLES RELIEF SPG Blocks

SHINGLES RELIEF: Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks Offers Fast Relief for Herpes Zoster as does Stellate Ganglion Blocks. Includes Literature Review & Citations.

Autonomic Blocks:  Sphenopalatyine Ganglion Blocks and Stellate Ganglion Blocks can give amazing relief from the pain of a Herpes Zoster Episode.  These episodes may occur decades after the original  varicella-zoster virus which caused  Chicken Pox is reactivated. SASPGB: Self-Administered SPG Blocks offer exceptional patient controlled pain relief especially for Trigeminal Nerve Pain of Herpes Zoster including Eye Pain! This may …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block to Treat Shoulder Tip Pain After Thoracic Surgery

Shoulder tip pain is a type of referred pain where the shoulder meets the arm. This study was a clinical report of two patients who experienced pain relief after a thoracic surgery. It was presumed that the pain in these cases was referred from diagphragm irritation. Shoulder tip pain is also known to occur in ectopic pregnancy. While there are …

Enhancing Effectiveness of Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks with Iontophoresis and Neurostimulation.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks have been called “The Miracle Block” for good reason. They can treat and relieve Migraines, Cluster Headaches, TMJ pain, Sinus Pain, retro-orbital pain, pain of conjuctivitis and even alleviate pain from MPD & Fibromyalgia.  The SPG blocks are also known as Pterygopalatine Ganglion Blocks, Nasal Ganglion Blocks, Sluders Ganglion Blocks and Meckel’s Ganglion Blocks. The  two Sphenopalatine …

What is the Fastest Relief For Sinus Pain and Sinus Headache? SASPGB or Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Block

Sinus pain and sinus headaches are rarely due to sinus infections. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks can give almost immediate relief of sinus pain. The sinuses are innervated by the Trigeminal Nervous System which is also responsible for headaches, migraines and Trigeminal Neuralgia. ENT’s are excellent at knowing when to refer to trained dentists to treat sinus and ear pain not related …

What is the Fastest Relief For Migraine? SASPGB or Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Block

Severe headaches and migraines are treated with a wide variety of medications, physical therapy, chiropractic and other natural remedies. OTC medications like Excedrin and Excedrine Migraine, Advil, Tylenol and creams and salves can all be useful but relief comes in hours. Emergency room care and treatment at physicians offices can often give almost immediate relief utilizing powerful injection medications. The …

RESEARCH MAY 2020 IDENTIFIES AMYGDALA PAIN-SUPPRESSION CENTER THAT CAN ELIMINATE PAIN: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks may Eliminate Pain by Effect on the Amygdala Brain Center to “Profoundly Shut Down Pain”.

The Amygdala may be one of the key spots where both Stimulation and Blocking of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion act.  It is important to remember the neural input, both positive and negative are are carried into the brain.  This can change the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain and either cause or relieve not only pain but symptoms like anxiety and …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks: Diode Neuromodulation in Combination with 2% Lidocaine Continual Capillary Feed

The use of different wavelengths of light provided by small diodes  combined with Self-Administration of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks can have an additive effect.  Below are pictures from 2015 for my working prototype of a light neuromodulator unit to be utilized in conjunction with Cotton-Tipped Catheters and Continual Capillary Feed of 2% lidocaine to enhance the effects on the Sphenopalatine Ganglion. …

Should All Headache and Migraine Patients Be Evaluated With Diagnostic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

Diagnosis of various types of headaches and migraines can be very difficult and misdiagnosis is common.  It is well known that almost 100% of all headaches are Trigeminal Nerve Innervated and that there  is often a large autonomic component. Sphenopalatine Ganglion (Pterygopalatine Ganglion, SPG)) Blocks are one of the safest approaches to treatment and also one of the most effective. …