Oxygen, SPG Blocks, Neuromodulation and neuromuscular orthotics give relief!
Cluster Headaches are frequently called the suicide headache.
Many patients respond quickly to 100% oxygen but it is not always available and there are patients who only have partial relief.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks not only offer almost immediate relief of Cluster Headache pain but repeated use can eliminate cluster headaches.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is accessible through the nose and non-invasive delivery of lidocaine and other anesthetics can give almost immediate relief.
Repeated SPG Blocks can prevent future cluster headaches. Self-Administration of SPG Blocks put patients in control of their relief making it available 24/7 without needing an oxygen tank.
The best method of Self-Administration is with cotton-tipped nasal catheters that I teach patients. Most patients can easily learn the technique and Self-Administration becomes routine, easier they taking medication and for most patients almost immediate relief.
There are three nasal catheters used by physicians to deliver Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for Cluster Headaches and Migraines. The Sphenocath is the first one commercially available. The TX360 is a novel design and has been reported on in multiple studies and is used with the MiRx protocol. The Allevio is similar to the Sphenocath. All three are specialized “Squirt Guns” designed to deliver anesthetic to the mucosa over the SPG.
I find the cotton-tipped easier for most patients as well as more effective due to the continual capillary feed of anesthetic in any position.
The Myomonitor is an Ultra Low Frequency device designed to relax muscles innervated by the fifth and seventh cranial nerves (trigeminal and facial nerves) and is used in neuromuscular dentistry to create neuromuscular orthotics. These orthotics can eliminate future episodes of cluster headaches, migraines and other painful conditions. The Myomonitor has beenin use for over 50 years and also serves as a non-invasive sphenopalatine ganglion neuromuscular device.
Neuromuscular orthotics act as a reset mechanism for posture and for the trigeminal nervous system. Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks serve as a reset mechanism for the autonomic nervous system.
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