For countless people, headaches are a regular part of life. Whether on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis, headaches can be debilitating for some patients. Medication can help some symptoms, but at times, there is no relief. We are excited to offer a new treatment for headaches, combining a traditional Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block with the technology of Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment®.
What is a Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block?
The sphenopalatine ganglion is a grouping of nerves that is linked to the trigeminal nerve – the main culprit involved in headaches. If you apply numbing medications or local anesthetic to the SPG, it can help reduce pain related to headache or facial pain. A traditional sphenopalatine ganglion block involves application of an anesthetic solution either on a cotton swab or with a targeted injection through the face. More recently, these procedures have become less invasive, opting for an intranasal (up the nose) approach with a catheter.