Can Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Improve Outcomes in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

This recent paper focuses on the use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block to improve surgical visibility during endoscopic surgery.  It discusses the low risk of utilizing these 00 year old blocks first describe by Greenfield Sluder in 1908.  Dr Sluder later wrote the medical textbook Nasal Neurology.  A recent article has shown that SPG Blocks (SPGB) reduce incidence of nausea and …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Provides Excellent Relief of Mucosal Headache / Facial Pain /Contact Headache

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block has been used to treat pain since 1908 when Greenfield Sluder first described it to treat Sluders Neuralgia a severe  pain condition that is now thought to be cluster headache, another Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgia or a TMJ disorder.  Dr Sluder later went on to become the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University Medical School …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks Can Reduce Severe Vomiting and Nausea. Will this work after Chemotherapy?

  This new article on Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SPGB) focuses on the use of SPG Blocks to prevent vomiting and nausea after endoscopic sinus surgery.  A more important question was left unaddressed will this work for vomiting and nausea related to chemotherapy or other disorders.  This could make a significant improvement in the life of patients going thru cancer treatment.  It …

Acute Migraine: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SPGB) Safe and Effective. Self Administration is a Patient Friendly Approach

 ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY DR SHAPIRA ON HIS WEBSITE WWW.THINKBETTERLIFE.COM A new article published in 2018 discusses utilization of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for treatment of Severe Migraine.  Because it is published by .the US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health I can reprint it here. I will make my personal comments in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.  I ALSO FIND …

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks: What Is Old Is New Again. Why Forgotten Medicine Is So Important!

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block was first described in 1908 by Sluder and was used to treat Sphenopalatine Ganglion Neuralgia or Sluder’s Neuralgia.  Today, it is believed that he may have been describing cluster headaches or another trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ disorder (TMD) or various neurologic conditions. Treatment of chronic pain by blocking or using neuromodulation of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion is an …

Migraine Treatment in Pregnancy: Spenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks Safe and Effective Treatment

An article in Pain Medicine News titled “Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block a Viable Therapy for Migraine in Pregnant Patients” looked at safety and efficacy of SPG Blocks to treat migraines during pregnancy according to a team of anesthesiologists at Rutger’s Robert Wood JohnsonUniversity Hospital. SPGB should be considered prior to treatment with systemic medication. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block was first described …

CHICAGO MIGRAINE RELIEF: Self Administered SPG Blocks May Be Your Ultimate Answer

Living with chronic migraines often means living your life in misery. Anyone who has not suffered with chronic migraines can never really understand how it affects your quality of life. Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks may be the answer you have been searching for. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are often done by Neurologists and Headache Specialists for treating migraines and other severe …

Learn How to Control Headache and Migraine Pain. Taking Personal Control of Pain Management

Suffering associated with chronic headaches and migraines can be stopped by learning how to “Self Administer Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks” Explore other Blog posts to learn all the problems that can be addressed with sPG Blocks. Visit Patient Testimonials on SPG Blocks:

Postdural Puncture Headache Relief by use of Lidocaine Spray for Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

I was pleased to see this article in print as it is rare to see self-administration of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks discussed.  This article discusses it in terms of ongoing care after postdural puncture headache.  I have been teaching patients and their doctors how to self administer SPG blocks with cotton-tipped nasal catheters.  This article give a spray technique.  Please refer …

The Miracle Migraine Block: Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are Often Called a Migraine Miracle.

While there may never be a Miracle Migraine Cure that works for every patient the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block does have a miraculous effect for many patients   It is effective for a wide variety of Chronic Pain Conditions and for all types of headaches including Tension Headaches, Chronic Daily Headache, New Persistent Headache, Sinus Headache and many other conditions. A 1930 …