Our needle-free SPG nerve block uses an innovative device to quickly deliver pain-relieving medication to a collection of nerves deep in your nasal cavity.
A sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve block is a popular non-surgical treatment for migraines and acute head pain.
What is the Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG)?
The SPG is a collection of nerves in the pterygopalatine fossa, an inverted cone-shaped cavity located behind the nose. The SPG contains sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves (responsible for involuntary bodily actions, such as digestion) as well as some sensory nerves.
It is thought that the SPG plays a role in headache pain and certain cluster headache symptoms, such as swollen eyelids and nasal congestion. The exact function is not yet understood, but electrical stimulations of the SPG can cause cluster headache symptoms.
How Does an SPG Nerve Block Work?
When a nerve becomes sensitized, sympathetic activity can cause pain. An SPG nerve block delivers medication directly to the collection of nerve cells. It stops sympathetic activity of the SPG which, in turn, may stop the pain.
Located deep in the midface, the SPG is hard to reach. Older nerve block techniques were painful and unreliable, with doctors attempting to access the SPG with a needle through the jaw joint or a Q-tip through the nasal passages.
What’s Special About Envista’s Nerve Block?
Envista Medical offers a groundbreaking nerve block procedure that’s comfortable, quick, effective and does not use needles.
What Patients Are Saying
I’m amazed at the effectiveness of it, the way that it’s not invasive, and it’s not painful. It’s an easy thing to do. –Laura Nash
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To schedule a free consultation with a migraine specialist at Envista Medical in Bakersfield, or to learn more about the Tx360 Nasal Applicator, call us at (661) 587-0700.
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