Around 45 million American men and women suﬀer from chronic headache disorders all over the United States, and they don’t seem to be getting better. Managing pain is can be a difficult task for many headache patients, who tend to feel discouraged and exhausted by a lack of day-to-day pain relief.
Here’s another discouraging statistic: over 60% of patients have given up on their prescription medications. Chronic headache prescriptions such as topiramate can often go well over $300-$500 every month.
We treat the pain right at its source with a quick, relatively painless and minimally invasive SPG blocking technique; it is this technique that makes our procedure differs from conventional headache prescription medications.
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a collection of neurons inside the head. It is located outside of the brain, but is exposed to the outside environment due to its connection to the nasal mucosa. The SPG is connected to a number of different pain-associated issues in the head, including migraine, tension and cluster headaches, as well as headaches with mixed symptoms.
An SPG block is a procedure that administers medication to the SPG, which modulates nerve impulses to try to provide eﬀective and long-lasting pain relief. Our SPG block procedure is minimally invasive and quick, with very little or no discomfort for the patient.
Prairie Spine Pain Institute uses FDA reviewed and patented latex-free, single-use device that allows our physicians to swiftly and easily administer medication to the SPG.
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