SPG Block for Headaches and Migraines

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SPG Block for frequent Migraines Or Headaches

spg-block-headaches-migraines-chicagoIf you’re someone who suffers from frequent headaches or migraines then you know how debilitating this can be. Sometimes the pain can be so intense that it makes it hard for you to perform your everyday activities, making it so that you’re always looking for the best cure or treatment that will help alleviate the pain. The majority of people who suffer from frequent headaches and/or migraines don’t tend to look for a solution until they feel one coming on, and by then it’s usually too late.

Now there’s a remedy available when it comes to the effective treatment of headaches and migraines. Its official name is Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block, or SPG for short, and it is uses a simple numbing agent but can give astounding results. that’s been proven to block the intense autonomic pain that often comes with a cluster headache or migraine. 

Stop Headaches Before They Start:  A simple way to stop pain early.

Now the option to stop the pain associated with headaches and migraines is available. The SPG Block is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a local anesthetic on a cotton tipped applicatoer (no needles) be used in order to stop the headaches and migraines before they can start. This is considered to the one of the best treatments that are available today that can help you avoid those headaches and migraines that can prove to be so debilitating.

The cotton-tipped applicator technique is taught to my patients for self-administration, There is also an intraoral approach injection approach and a external approach for injections.

How The SPG Block Works:

The SPG Block works when a local anesthetic and medication is used that helps to block the underlying causes of the intense pain that’s caused by a headache or migraine. The entire process only takes about 5 minutes to complete, and requires a specially designed cotton tipped catheter to be gently inserted inside your nose so that you can be given a local anesthetic that will help to block the pain. The relief is often instant and lasts for many hours or even days.

Because the SPG Block works so well, those who have already undergone the procedure tend to come back to have it done again. There are even some people who are able to learn how to use an SPG Block on their own, this includes those who are looking to avoid any more painful migraines or headaches altogether.

Find Out If It Could Help You

If you’re interested in learning more about how the highly effective SPG Block can work for you, we invite you to contact us today. We can help you determine if this particular treatment is going to be a good choice for you.  

Comments 2

  1. I’ve been dealing with a feeling of pressure isolated to the left side of my face near my nose/sinus cavity and 1-2 numb teeth that are directly below that area. I had a whiplash/concussion injury one year ago and that is when these symptoms started. I’ve seen ENTs (had 2 sinus surgeries that seemingly helped a little bit) and a neurologist that just wanted to keep giving me anti-seizure medication that makes me feel like a zombie. He diagnosed me with atypical trigeminal neuralgia. I’ve read in some studies that this block has helped people with trigeminal neuralgia. I am based in Indianapolis, IN but would be willing to make a trip to Chicago if this might actually help relieve the pressure feeling I have in my face once and for all.

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    I would strongly suggest moving forward with a ndiagnostic physiologic orthotic. Atypical neuralgia is a garbage diagnosis in most cases. It means pain from trigeminal nerve but does not reveal underlying causes. The trigeminal nerve can give you all of the symptoms you have mentioned but medication and sinus surgery is probably not the best approach.
    I would suggest getting a diagnostic physiologic ortthotic, and possible trigger point injections and or SPG Block. Most patient see rapid relief often during consult visit alone. Please view some of the patient videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg
    You may also find http://www.IHateHeadaches.org helpful.

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