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 …

Decreasing Medical Costs in Chronic Migraine: The Role of Self-Administered SPG Blocks

The costs of chronic migraine are a burden to patients, insurance companies and to government agencies.  The cost to patients are staggering when one considers pain and suffering.  The cost to family and relationships from living with chronic headaches is enormous with depression and family discord being a common outcome.  Many patients feel terrible guilt due to their headache related …

CGRP Blocking For Migraine Prevention and Relief: Does The Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Affect Actions of CGRP to Provide Relief?

  Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide is being looked at by some as the “Holy Grail” for Migraine prevention and relief. The Trigeminal Nerve is where almost all headaches and migraines originate. There are both Somatosensory and Autonomic nerves that pass thru the Trigeminal Nervous System. There are two currently used methods of Treating and preventing chronic daily headaches, tension headaches, migraines, …

What is the Best Pain Block? Safety, Effectiveness, Cost and Convenience Favor Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block.

There are many different types of pain blocks for different disorders.  The best pain block for an individual patient will depend on their specific problem. The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Block meets the criteria of high effectiveness and safety and it can be used for a wide variety of problems.  It has an impressive 100 year plus  history of safety.  It …

Management of Cluster Headaches with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. What is the Best Mode of Administration of SPG Blocks for Cluster Headaches.

What is the best method of delivering a SPG Block?  There are many alternatives for delivering SPG Blocks, I personally feel that self-administration is the best approach for the majority of patients.  I utilize a wide variety of methods in some circumstances.  Is Lidocaine the drug of choice for Cluster Headaches?  The answer is yes for many if not most patients …

Lidocaine: Safer and More Effective Than Botox In Treating Migraines. Prevention and Elimination of Migraine with SPG Blocks.

Lidocaine is a common drug with many uses.  It can be used as a dental anesthetic, as an anti-inflammatory medication and to eliminate cardiac arrythmia.  It is utilized for nerve block injections and can be injected or used topically. Lidocaine applied to the Sphenopalatine Ganglion can be used to treat, prevent and eliminate both migraine and Cluster Headaches.  It can …