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Neuromuscular Dentistry and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation and Blocks are Extremely successful in treating Chronic Migraine, and Cluster Headaches

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is the connection between two of the most successful approaches to treating, preventing and eliminating Chronic Migraine, Tension Headaches, Cluster Headaches and TMJ disorders.    The Myomonitor has a fifty year safety record in Neuromuscular Dentistry and as a stimulator of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion.     The following is Reprinted with permission from www.sphenopalatineganglionblocks.com     Sphenopalatine Ganglion: Block, Radiofrequency Ablation and Neurostimulation – a Systematic Review Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks have been called “The MIRACLE BLOCK” and were the topic of the book “Miracles on Park Avenue” detailing how Dr Milton Reder, A NEW… Read Full Post

CHICAGO TESTIMONIALS ORAL APPLIANCES TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING: THE NEW GOLD STANDARD FOR MILD TO MODRATE SLEEP APNEA

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

CPAP WAS ONCE THE KING OF TREATMENT FOR SLEEP APNEA. CPAP is still the first line treatment for sleep apnea if you are morbidly obese or have severe sleep apnea. Outcome studies comparing oral appliances to CPAP show equality for mild to moderrate sleep Apnea. Visit Reddit to hear patient testimonials about oral appliance therapy: https://www.reddit.com/r/DentalSleepMedicine/

The FDA Scandal That Tried to Destroy Neuromuscular Dentistry

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

Many of the original documents that detail the illegal actions at an FDA Hearing designed to destroy Neuromuscular Dentistry have become impossible to attain on the Internet.  I will remedy this with links to some important documents later in this post. Meuromuscular Dentistry is expanding in leaps and bounds around the world with large active groups associated with ICCMO; The International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics. There are large active groups treating patients and do research in Argentina where Neuromuscular Dentistry is integrated in all four years of dental school.  In Italy where amazing research on Autonomic effects of neuromuscular dentistry is being published on a… Read Full Post

Patient came in for TMJ consult today for Headache, Ear Ache, Severe Neck and Facial Pain and Terrible Tooth Pain. This video is 1/2 hour later

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

Patient came in for TMJ consult today for Headache, Ear Ache, Severe Neck and Facial Pain and Terrible Tooth Pain. This video is 1/2 hour later. Diagnosis and Treatment of chronic pain always involves a patient history.  IThis patient has had problems which began with a hip implant 1 1/2 years ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdWhfeOcFAQ

The Two Most Important Facts Every Migraine Sufferer Needs To Know

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

It may seem very simple but it is extremely important to understand that all headaches and migraines are controlled by the Trigeminal Nerves.  These are the paired  V (fifth) cranial nerves.  The Trigeminl nerve is often called the Dentist's nerve because it is the nerve that goes to the teeth and the gums.  In fact, the trigeninal nerve is the single largest input to the brain accounting for over 50% of input to the brain after amplification in the reticular activatng system.  If you have a headache or migraine it is safe to assume that the trigeminal nerve is the innervation. Nociception (pain input) into the Trigeminal nerve is a primary trigger of all headaches and migraines.  The sixty… Read Full Post

OCCIPTAL HEADACHES AND OCCIPITAL NEURALGIA, NOT USUALLY NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

Chronic occipital headaches are usually not a primary neurological phenomenom but are related to postural considerations including breathing, forward head posture, rotation of the head at Occipital-Atlas-Axis joints and referred myofascial pain and nerve compression injury. These are not problems that should be addressed with medication but rather physical medicine, chiropractic treatment, osteopathic treatment, correction of underlying TMJ and breathing issues. The connections of the head position to the jaw position has been well explained by the quadrant theorem of Guzay. Myofascial pain is probably the cause of the majority of occipital pain but is not the root of the problem.  The… Read Full Post

Treating vs Curing Sleep Apnea: Epigenetic Orthodontics with The DNA Appliance Can Grow a Larger Airway

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

There is finally a cur.e for Sleep Apnea after years of Sleep Apnea Treatment. The DNA Appliance can grow larger healthier airways. Science now needs to do the research to determine what percentage of patients can be cured and be free of oral appliance and CPAP. The fields of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine have come a long way since Colin Sullivan first invented CPAP.  Prior to the invention of CPAP it was not uncommon for Sleep Apnea Patients to have tracheotomies to open their airways. CPAP was a revolutionary change that offered a non-surgical alternative to tracheotomy and was quickly declared the Gold Standard of treatment. This was a lie!  While CPAP was very successful in… Read Full Post

Sleep apnea patient uses CPAP alternative for 5 years - follow up

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

Patient describes his experience with dental treatment for his sleep apnea. Dr. Shapira provided him with an alternative for his CPAP, and helped to treat his wife's fibromyalgia & TMJ problems. These changes have had a positive effect on both their lives.  WATCH THE VIDEO:  Sleep apnea patient uses CPAP alternative for 5 years - follow up   Visit  http://www.thinkbetterlife.com  to learn how we can use neuromuscular dental techniques to help with your sleep apnea and snoring. Sleep disorders often result in fatigue, trouble concentrating, memory loss, relationship problems, a decrease in job performance, among other effects. Simple dental devices are available to help you stop… Read Full Post

Lake Forest Sleep Apnea Treatment

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

"I used to fall asleep driving!" Oral Appliance Therapy to treat sleep apnea has changed my life!   Lake Forest Sleep Apnea Treatment: Sleep Apnea patient describes how wearing a sleep apnea appliance for the last 6-7 years has drastically improved his sleep and his health. www.ThinkBetterLife.com Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4R4xYs_tAE He recommends people with snoring or sleep apne a to have it treated and tells of his experiences with Dr Shapira and an oral appliance Visit these websites for more information or to make an appointment with Dr Shapira. www.ihatecpap.com www.ThinkBetterLife.com www.delanydentalcare.com www.sleepandhealth.com www.… Read Full Post

Former CPAP user thrilled with switch to TAP Appliance

Authored By:- Dr. Ira Shapira

Former CPAP user describes how much she enjoys tap appliance compared to CPAP. It was an easy problem free transition.  WATCH THE VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcFZ2sRiBAQ   Brad: My name is Brad. I had a CPAP that I used for several years. I had a friend of mine that recommended the TAP device. I changed over to the TAP device and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t have to drag the CPAP while traveling. It’s been a great device. I sleep very well and it’s very easy to maintain, and I’m very glad I made the choice to change.   Dr. Shapira: Great. Any problems you had along the way?   Brad: Not at all. Not with the TAP device. CPAP, it’s been a challenge traveling. I travel across… Read Full Post