Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block
The Sphenopalatine ganglion is a cluster of nerves inside the head behind the nose. It is triangular in shape and is a large cluster of cells that communicates with the first and second division of the trigeminal nerve, facial nerve, and carotid plexus nerves.
This procedure is indicated for unilateral pain at the root of the nose spreading to the face with possible extension to the shoulder and even the fingertips. It is also done for cluster and migraine headaches.
At Newbridge Spine & Pain Centers we offer sedation for procedures like this one to help our patients relax and receive treatment as painlessly as possible.