Procedure spotlight: SPG block

SPG stands for sphenopalatine ganglion. It describes a group of nerve cells connected to the trigeminal nerve that is located behind the bony structures of the nose that is associated with headache and migraine. This in office procedure takes less than 5 minutes and uses a small plastic tube inserted in the nose to deliver local anesthesia to the SPG to help stop the pain signaling that causes the headache or migraine. Risks and side effects are minimal and temporary but may include mild discomfort, bitter taste in mouth, and lightheadedness.

Please call the office to schedule your consultation and discuss this procedure with your provider.

By: Brooke Steiger, NP