Sphenopalatine Block in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading pain management treatment centers, designed to help patients effectively manage painful neurologic and spine-related conditions via sphenopalatine block. The neurologists and pain management specialists at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Have you recently suffered an injury or illness that is causing pain? The underlying cause for this pain and discomfort could be the sphenopalatine ganglion or SPG.
What Is SPG?
The SPG or sphenopalatine ganglion is a group of sensory, sympathetic, and parasympathetic nerves located in your mid-face. Sectioned inside a bony cavity, the SPG connects with lacrimal glands, the pharynx, mucosa glands, paranasal sinuses, and mucous membranes and is not involved directly with movement or pain. On occasion, however, sphenopalatine nerves may experience sensitivity and pain caused by infections, illnesses, or trauma. By blocking these sympathetic nerve activities, we can anesthetize the pain.
When Is Sphenopalatine Block Necessary?
At Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute, we offer effective solutions for pain management through minimally invasive procedures. Our board-certified doctors assess your symptoms thoroughly before recommending sphenopalatine block treatment. We encourage SPG block under the following conditions:
- You want pain management techniques for chronic headaches.
- You want to manage facial pain caused by sympathetic nerves.
- You want to diagnose the cause of pain in your head and face. Offering some of the best pain management techniques for sensitive nerves in the facial region, our doctors are careful in studying your medical history to determine the best way to perform sphenopalatine blocks and prevent unnecessary headaches and facial pain.
What Happens During SPG Block?
The procedure for sphenopalatine ganglion block is fairly simple. The pain in your head and facial muscles can easily be controlled with this procedure. The first step in SPG block includes administering pain medication to affected areas, especially where the ganglion nerves are situated. This reduces the production of norepinephrine, reducing the pain sensitivity and, in turn, bringing down the pain intensity.
We then provide necessary anesthesia and use x-ray guidance or fluoroscopy to administer it. While the effects are not immediate, they are effective and suitable for those suffering from chronic headaches and facial pain caused by the SPG. Our doctors also maintain a detailed report and diary on your pain progress and change the procedure to suit your needs.
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in treating your pain conditions using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, and lower risk of complications caused by painful conditions. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!