SPG Ganglion Block

Sphenopalatine ganglion block is a block where anesthetic is delivered into the nasal passage way directly to the sphenoplatine ganglion. Most patients experience immediate pain relief when the block occurs. It is believe that the block reduces the release of norepinepherine which is a chemical that activates pain nerves.

SPG Ganglion blocks can be used to treat patients presenting with headaches to achieve immediate pain relief. It also may be used as part of a treatment plan where of series is administered over a few months. The goal of the series is to reduce headaches through desensitization of sphenopalatine ganglion.

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