Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block in New York City
Chronic Headaches & Migraines
Chronic headaches and migraines are debilitating but under-recognized neurological conditions. These headaches can be excruciating and limit a person’s ability to carry out typical daily activities.
At Central Park Beauty,
our professional staff works
with you from consultation to treatment.
Central Park Beauty determines
the best plan to improve your internal health
while achieving your external aesthetic desires.
Led by Dr. James Silberzweig, a board-certified Interventional Radiologist, we offer several treatments for chronic headaches and migraines that are proven effective and minimally invasive.
15 - 30 minutes
Minimal to none
What Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Treats
- Chronic migraines
- Cluster headaches
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Atypical facial pain
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
SPG block is an accepted, minimally invasive therapy for chronic headaches. This is a “needle-less” intranasal approach to the sphenopalatine ganglion, which is located in the back of the nasal cavity. This ganglion is located outside of the brain and as a result, is the only ganglion exposed to the environment. It also has very close connections with many nerves, including the trigeminal nerve.
How does the SPG block work?
Many studies have demonstrated that the SPG block is directly involved in the pathway of numerous forms of headaches and, when stimulated, can worsen symptoms and cause debilitating chronic headaches. By disrupting the function of the nerves in the SPG, it is possible to reduce facial pain and headaches, leading to significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life.