The Latest Treatment For Migraines and Chronic Headaches
Available at Pain Stop Clinics – North Phoenix
Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve block is a quick and non-surgical treatment for migraines and chronic head pain. In this procedure, medication is delivered directly to the SPG nerves, which are responsible for the pain experienced during migraine and headaches, providing instant relief.
What is the Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG)?
The SPG is a collection of nerve cells located deep in the face, under the tissue lining in the back of the nose. The ganglion plays a role in causing pain associated with migraines, TMJ, facial pain, head and neck pain, and more. Pain is caused when a nerve is sensitized, but numbing the SPG can block the pain.
How Does An SPG Nerve Block Work?
The three most common ways doctors perform an SPG block are transnasal, transoral, and lateral. At Pain Stop Clinic – North Phoenix we perform a new FDA cleared advanced transnasal procedure using a breakthrough delivery method that can deliver the medication directly to the SPG nerve cluster. The efficacy of this new procedure is remarkable and patients benefit from long lasting relief and a more comfortable procedure. The lateral and transoral techniques are highly invasive procedures that are not performed by the Pain Stop Clinic – North Phoenix providers.
In this procedure, the patient reclines and the doctor uses a specialized nasal applicator equipped with a thin catheter that extends to the upper nasal cavity. Once this is gently placed a small mist spray applies a lidocaine or merocaine medication to the SPG nerve cluster. The result is nearly instant pain relief and many of our patients experience long-term relief.
Is SPG Nerve Block Safe?
Yes, the risks of SPG nerve blocks are very low. With our FDA approved transnasal procedure, patients may have a bitter taste in the mouth from dripping of the numbing gel.
Stop suffering from migraines or head pain. Contact us to learn more about this innovative procedure today!