SPG Blocks utilized with Travell Spray and Stretch to Relieve 20 year chronic severe headache.

Gene is a patient who has suffered from severe headache pain for almost 20 years that has been resistant to treatment. A combination of of Spray and Stretch and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks gave Gene relief. Gene learned to self-administer SPG Blocks and Spray and Stretch techniques.

Understanding The Neurology of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion and connections.

This is an excellent explanation of “Nervous System Traffic System: PTERYGOPALATINE FOSSA” by – UBC Neuroanatomy Excellent Youtube explanation. The Sphenopalatine Gnglion The Maxillary division of the Trigeminal Nerve and the Maxillary artery are all in the Pyramid shaped Pterygopalatine Fossa

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA: Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks as First Line Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Self-Administration of SPG Blocks Offer Excellent Efficacy and Copnvenience.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are well established as a first line treatment for migraine and cluster headaches. The remarkable SPG blocks have been utilized for over 100 years for treating a wide variety of painful disorders relating to the autonomic nervous system . The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nerves of the Autonomic nervous system run on all of the branches of the …

SPG Blocks: New Article on Neurology Advisor Self-Administration is Safe, Effective and Decreases Medical Expenditures.

Transnasal blockage of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion is probably the safest approach to treatment of both acute and chronic migraines, cluster headaches and many othe r disorders. There is virtually no contraindications other than allergy to lidocaine or other anesthetic. This article discusses a single application but self administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks puts patients in control of their pain control.  Slef-Administration …

New Study Shows CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies act peripherally (SPG) not centrally.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) may be where CGRP monoclonal antibodies work. They do not pass into brain.  This new study helps explain why a simple inexpensive SPG Block may be as effective or more effective than CGRP medications.   This new study utilized Fluorescently-labeled fremanezumab and found it was not in the brain proper but rather found peripherally. It does not pass healthy Blood-Brain …

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treated with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block. SPG Blocks are the Safest Treatment

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, …