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What is an SPG (sphenopalatine ganglion) nerve block for migraine treatment?

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SPG (sphenopalatine ganglion) nerve block is a short, simple procedure numbs the SPG, a group of nerve cells inside and behind your nose. The FDA has approved three devices for doing this. This nerve block works because your SPG is linked to your trigeminal nerve, which is involved in these headaches.

SOURCES: FDA: “Treating migraines: more ways to fight the pain.” News releases, FDA. American Headache Society: “Botox-A for suppression of chronic migraine: frequently asked questions.” American Migraine Foundation: “Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks for headache disorders.” Medscape.com: “Image-guided lidocaine injections for headache.” National Headache Foundation: “New procedure may bring migraine relief.” Smitherman, T. published online March 29, 2015. Association for Contextual Behavioral Science: “A Short Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” American Headache Society: “Mindfulness meditation for migraine.” Bromberg, J. 2012.









Current Pain Headache Reports,Headache,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: FDA: “Treating migraines: more ways to fight the pain.” News releases, FDA. American Headache Society: “Botox-A for suppression of chronic migraine: frequently asked questions.” American Migraine Foundation: “Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks for headache disorders.” Medscape.com: “Image-guided lidocaine injections for headache.” National Headache Foundation: “New procedure may bring migraine relief.” Smitherman, T. published online March 29, 2015. Association for Contextual Behavioral Science: “A Short Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” American Headache Society: “Mindfulness meditation for migraine.” Bromberg, J. 2012.









Current Pain Headache Reports,Headache,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 23, 2018

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