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Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Updated on Jul 9, 2021 by Dr. Amr Hosny (Headache Specialist) of Advanced Headache Center

What is Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block?

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is a collection of nerves behind the nose that is often responsible for chronic headaches and head pain. This Ganglion is linked to the trigeminal nerve, the main nerve involved in a headache, migraine, or facial pain.

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block is frequently used to treat migraines, cluster headaches, and facial pain. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in our outpatient center. The procedure is painless and takes about 20 minutes to be performed under fluoroscopy to confirm the precise delivery of medications.

The doctor uses a soft, specially designed catheter to reach the Sphenopalatine Ganglion during the procedure comfortably. Then, local anesthetics (or numbing medications) are applied to block the Sphenopalatine Ganglion, blocking nerve signals that cause headaches.

This procedure can result in immediate and long-lasting relief for many patients.

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Dr. Amr Hosny has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Advanced Headache Center 41 5th Avenue,
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