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Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Stop Pain Caused By Cluster Headaches, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, RSD and Facial Pain.

Sphenopalatine Block Provides Relief From Cluster Headaches, TMJ, RSD, Facial Pain, and More

Our team of medical pain clinicians & providers offer the Sphenopalatine Block procedure to patients in West Valley City and the Salt Lake City Area lasting pain relief


Generational Healthcare Sphenopalatine Block

A sphenopalatine block delivers fast, effective relief from a wide range of painful head and face conditions including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Acute and Cluster Headaches
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • TMJ Pain (Temporomandibular Joint)
  • Facial Pain

What is a Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block?

A small catheter containing pain numbing medicine is inserted through the nostrils (one or both). The medicine will provides pain relief for many head and facial pain conditions, including migraines.  A sphenopalatine ganglion block is performed as an outpatient

This procedure has a very low risk factors and most patients find the procedure to be easy to accept.

What is the sphenopalatine ganglion?

A ganglion is a medical term for a “mass of nerves” . The sphenopalatine ganglion, is a nerve bundle that goes out to the lacrimal gland, paranasal sinuses, palate, and throughout the upper pharynx and nasal cavity. The location of the ganglion is deep in the mid face and just behind the nasal cavity.

The sphenopalatine ganglion covers a vast number of nerves, the ganglion is connect pain associated with acute and cluster headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, RSD, facial pain, and more.

Does a sphenopalatine nerve block work?

Consistently, it has been shown to be an excellent procedure for acute and chronic facial and head pain. In 2009, Narouze et al showed that SPG radiofrequency ablation had very high satisfactory results for those with cluster headaches.

Additional studies looking at SPG blocks for head and neck cancer pain (Varghese et al), along with another study looking at SPG for chronic vasomotor rhinitis (Quevedo et al) showed the injections work really well for both. The pain relief was profound and patients needed much less narcotic medication.

In addition to the conditions mentioned, there is new research coming out frequently showing the benefits of SPG for the above indicated conditions. If you are experiencing any condition causing chronic headaches or facial pain, contact Generational Healthcare for assistance.

What are the risks of an SPG block?

The risks associated with sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block procedure are extremely low. It is common for patients to have a temporary bitter taste in the mouth from dripping of the numbing agent down the oropharynx. This procedure comes with a slight risk of nose bleeds or temporary lightheadedness.

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  • Headaches, Tension Headaches, Migraines
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  • Myofascial pain syndrome
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