Sinuses are a PAIN!
Have you ever experienced any of the following associated with a headache?
Felt nauseous or sick to your stomach while experiencing a headache.
Sensitive to light – especially during and following a headache.
Due to headache or sinus pain, experienced a reduced ability to:
- Spend quality time with family and friends.
- Care for pets.
- Have fun.
If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be experiencing migraine headaches. If you could stop the pain and take your life back would you? The time is now to get the treatment you deserve and take your life back!
What causes migraines?
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is the group of nerves located behind the nose and sinus area, near the throat. Stimulation of the sphenopalatine nerve cluster is often the cause of migraine headaches and sinus pain and pressure.
Blocking the SPG stops migraine headache and sinus pain.
The SPG plays a critical role in dispatching information, including pain, from the center of the automatic nervous system to the brain, and can trigger migraines, sinus problems, TMJ, and neck pain. Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks are state-of-the-art treatments for chronic and acute migraines. A catheter is passed through each nostril, administering numbing medication to block the pain receptors for migraine and sinus pain. This method is more effective, comfortable, and safe than many other treatments that require needles or narcotic medications.
Does it hurt?
No, it doesn’t hurt. A local anesthetic is administered prior to the insertion of the catheter to numb the affected area so that no pain is experienced by the patient.
Who is a candidate for SPG?
A proper diagnosis of your condition by a doctor is first required. Testing includes a physical examination, a health history, and a discussion regarding your specific symptoms in order to enable the doctor to determine if an SPG block is your best course of treatment.
The best results are realized when a team that includes a doctor, neurologist, massage therapist and a chiropractor works together with the patient to relieve pain symptoms. Concord Medical Spine and Pain Center is a rare and truly integrated facility, owned and operated by Dr. Trent Ryan. Our staff receives continuing education throughout the year, allowing us to offer state-of-the art care to our patients. Concord Medical Spine & Pain Center is located at 6 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. We can be reached at 302-476-2984.