The majority of pain comes from the muscles and small areas in unhealthy muscles called trigger points. These are the same trigger points that massage therapists and physical therapists work to eliminate. Dr Shapira utilizes a special vapocoolant spray and specific stretches to break-up or eliminate these trigger points. At his initial interview he prefers to see patients when they are having headaches, neck pain or facial pain because it allows him the opportuniy to instantly relieve the pain. If he can alleviate the pain it means that the majority of pain is myofascial in orgin and will respond well to physical medicine therapies and neuromuscular dental treatment.
The first step in any treatment is diagnostic. In neuromuscular dentistry the diagnostic orthotic can often partially or completely relieve the pain. The use of vapocoolant spray and instant relief of pain can excite patients who have not had success with other treatments.
Additional information about Neuromuscular Dentistry is Available at Sleep and Health Journal at the following sites:
Dr Shapira practices in Gurnee, Il at Delany Dental Care Ltd and treats sleep apnea, snoring and some TMD treatment in Skokie and Schaumburg. Patients frequently have TMJ diagnostic interviews at the Skokie and Schaumburg offices. Call today at
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I Hate Headaches is dedicated to helping patients find relief of chronic TMJ pain, migraines, headaches through neuromuscular dental techniques.
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Delany Dental Care Ltd is a General Dental practice located in Gurnee, Il
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