SUNCT: Treatment of Trigeminal Nerve and Sphenopalatine Ganglion. SASPGB as Safe Alternative to Gamma Knife.

A recent article “Radiosurgery for Short Unilateral Neuralgiform Headache Attacks with Conjunctival Injection and Tearing (SUNCT) Syndrome: Targeting the Trigeminal Nerve and the Sphenopalatine Ganglion” discusses treatment of SUNCT by utilizing Gamma Knife surgery. The patient in this report had periodical episodes of severe pain in increasing frequency and severity.  While surgery is never a first choice in this case …

CNS Infection from Corona Virus Via Nasal Mucosa over Sphenopalatine Ganglion? Can Intranasal Antibody Prophylaxis be utilized?

Nasal Application of Serum Antibodies May Slow Infection Rates and spread in victims.  Can patients self-administer SPG Blocks to decrease sympathetic overload and stress reactions while simultaneously delivering serum antibodies for Covid 19 protection? The following article is reprinted from Sleep and Health Journal.   Covid 19 is caused by “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2) which is an …

Rage Reactions can be Treated and Controlled by Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks

An article in Arch Phys Med Rehab discusses the role of Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks in treating Rage Reactions. The article (abstract below) “Sphenopalatine (nasal) ganglion: remote effects including “psychosomatic” symptoms, rage reaction, pain, and spasm” points out additional uses for Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. Self -Administered SPG Blocks (SASPGB) are frequently utilized for many wide and diverse types of pain …

Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Block for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in Leg

Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks have been used for relief of Chronic Daily Headaches, Migraines, Cluster Headaches and other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias as well as for TMD disorders.  Recent research shows effectiveness in the obstetric world for post Dural Puncture Headache and associated back ache. This abstract is important because it shows the effectiveness of the SPG for Chronic Region Pain …

Nasal Ganglion Blocks or SPG Blocks for Sinus Pain and other Orofacial Pain Secondary to Cancer, Surgery or other causes.

NASAL Ganglion:  “Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer-Related Pain” This new article (abstract below) discusses the utility of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (aka Pterygopalatine Ganglion Blocks, SPG Blocks) in painful and debilitating pain related to cancer.  This type of pain is often medication resistant.  A second article (abstract below) shows relief of post surgical pain to …

Why Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are Effective for Eye Pain.

The Trigeminal nerve supplies sensory innervation to the cornea.  The Trigeminal nerves are accompanied by parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves from the pterygopalatine or sphenopalatine ganglion.  This is a discussion of a newly found connection. This is an interesting abstract I recently found that helps explain why SPG Blocks are effective for eye pain: Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2011 Jan-Feb;25(1):50-3. doi: …

Diagnostic Blocks to Evaluate and Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) has been called the suicide disease . Tic douloureux has been called classical Trigeminal Neuralgia and is associated with a trigger spot that can elicit severe pain.  Sometimes the slightest touch or breeze can set off severe volleys of excruciating pain. Diagnostic Blocks can often give amazing pain relief results and isolate a more specific diagnosis and …

CoVid 19 Stress Disorder (CV19SD) Treatment and Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SASPGB)

We are currently in the middle of the worst pandemic of   over 100 years.  In the acute phase of the epidemic we are primarily focused on the prevention and treatment of the primary disorder.  We are struggling with an urgent need for care and supplies. There is an underlying epidemic (CV19SD) that is also building up and it could be a …

Treating Anxiety Associated with COVID 19

Treating Anxiety Associated with COVID 19 with Self-Administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks (SASPGB)

World-wide we are living in a period of very high stress and anxiety due to the Corona virus outbreak. Unfortunately there is excellent research that chronic levels of stress and anxiety and associated sleep disruptions tend to decrease our immune responses. SPG Blocks are excellent for treating many types of pain but they can also eliminate about 1/3 of Essential …