SphenoCath Procedure (SPG Nerve Block) for Non-Invasive Relief of Chronic and Migraine Headaches
SphenoCath is a relatively new piece of technology that is minimally invasive and offers immediate relief for most patients with chronic headaches, headache syndromes and other facial pain.
The sphenopalatine ganglion is a collection of nerve cells that is located just under the tissue that lines the back of the nose. By applying local anesthetic to the area, nerve impulses can be blocked, thus, providing relief from various types of pain. The SphenoCath is a medically designed device that can quickly and comfortably deliver medication to the area of the spheonpalatine ganglion.
What to Expect
The procedure only takes 2-3 minutes during which time our doctor will:
- Have you lie flat and insert a small catheter into your nose
- Pain medication (Lidocaine) is delivered through the catheter
- And you’re done!
The procedure is not painful when performed correctly, although some patients experience minor discomfort when the catheter is first inserted.
Benefits of SphenoCath for Chronic Headaches
The benefits of the SphenoCath can be incredible. Many people who have been suffering from constant debilitating pain note an extreme reduction or even elimination of their chronic headaches. The duration of pain relief is different for each patient, but some patients require only a single treatment! Other patients experience relief after the first treatment for one or two weeks before requiring additional treatments. For these patients, the length of time between treatments will typically increase to a month and even longer.
Reasons why our patients love SphenoCath include:
- 2 to 5 minute in-office procedure
- Majority of patients experience immediate relief
- Very high success rate
- Safe for adults and children
- Very low risk and few side effects
Why You Should Choose Peak Medical for Your Migraine & Chronic Headache Treatment
Peak Medical is a comprehensive health and wellness center that is dedicated to alleviating pain in all its forms. We offer a wide variety of treatment options to address your chronic pain, and we are excited to offer the SphenoCath as an additional service to our patients. While this can be a stand-alone treatment for addressing debilitating headaches, you can supplement this treatment with other wellness services such as acupuncture and chiropractic services to further address your source of pain.