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 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 …

SPG Blocks utilized with Travell Spray and Stretch to Relieve 20 year chronic severe headache.

Gene is a patient who has suffered from severe headache pain for almost 20 years that has been resistant to treatment. A combination of of Spray and Stretch and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks gave Gene relief. Gene learned to self-administer SPG Blocks and Spray and Stretch techniques.

Understanding The Neurology of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion and connections.

This is an excellent explanation of “Nervous System Traffic System: PTERYGOPALATINE FOSSA” by – UBC Neuroanatomy Excellent Youtube explanation. The Sphenopalatine Gnglion The Maxillary division of the Trigeminal Nerve and the Maxillary artery are all in the Pyramid shaped Pterygopalatine Fossa

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA: Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks as First Line Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Self-Administration of SPG Blocks Offer Excellent Efficacy and Copnvenience.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are well established as a first line treatment for migraine and cluster headaches. The remarkable SPG blocks have been utilized for over 100 years for treating a wide variety of painful disorders relating to the autonomic nervous system . The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nerves of the Autonomic nervous system run on all of the branches of the …

SPG Blocks: New Article on Neurology Advisor Self-Administration is Safe, Effective and Decreases Medical Expenditures.

Transnasal blockage of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion is probably the safest approach to treatment of both acute and chronic migraines, cluster headaches and many othe r disorders. There is virtually no contraindications other than allergy to lidocaine or other anesthetic. This article discusses a single application but self administered Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks puts patients in control of their pain control.  Slef-Administration …

New Study Shows CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies act peripherally (SPG) not centrally.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) may be where CGRP monoclonal antibodies work. They do not pass into brain.  This new study helps explain why a simple inexpensive SPG Block may be as effective or more effective than CGRP medications.   This new study utilized Fluorescently-labeled fremanezumab and found it was not in the brain proper but rather found peripherally. It does not pass healthy Blood-Brain …