Migraine and Headache Treatment
50 million Americans experience and see a physician about headaches. Migraine headaches are a painful reality for approximately 28 million Americans, most of them women. Unfortunately, even a variety of medications do not provide adequate relief for many of these patients.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is a group of nerve cells located behind the nose. The SPG carries information about sensation and pain to the brain where headache and migraine attacks may be generated.
A Sphenopalatine ganglion block involves delivering local anesthetics to the SPG through a small catheter placed into each nostril, providing relief to patients in as little as 15 minutes. The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes and does not involve any needles.
This is a relatively quick and simple procedure that will improve your quality of life if you suffer from repeated headaches or migraines. The SPG block has also been found to effective in treating patients with trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain.
- Short procedure time
- Immediate pain relief for most patients
- Very low risk and discomfort
- Ability to return to work or daily activities immediately
- Safe for adults, children and pregnant women
- Reimbursed by most insurance companies and Medicare