Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks will be the topic I teach at the 19th International Meeting of the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The meeting is being hosted by Carlos Capmourteres, DDS, MICCMO, President-Elect, International Section of ICCMO and President, South America Section of ICCMO.
Ths SPG course will focus on the Anatomy of the Pterygopalatine fossa which houses the ganglion and the various approaches to preforming blocks. These will include injection techniques both intra-oral and extraoral, use of cotton-tipped trans-nasal catheters for patients to self administer the blocks and the three available devices; The Spenocath, The Allevio and the TX360.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (pterygopalatine ganglion) is the largest parasympathetic ganglia of the head and ha both somatic nerve fibers and autonomic nerve fibers from both sympathetic and Parasympathetics.
It has been useful in treating both vascular headaches, tension headaches and anxiety.
Dr Shapira will discuss the use of SPG blocks to reset the nervous system and tu turn off the “FIGHT OR FLIGHT” response.
There are SPG Block patient testimonials at: