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SphenoCath for Relief of Headache Pain

In as little as a few minutes, the new SphenoCath® device and procedure for administering a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block provides most patients with immediate relief of headache pain with a simple, gentle, comfortable in-office procedure. The revolutionary SphenoCath® device delivers anesthetic through the nasal cavity, effectively delivering an SPG block for migraine pain without the use of needles, cotton swabs, or harsh meds. For most, the procedure is comfortable, while others may briefly feel a very slight nasal irritation. This device allows a low risk, simple procedure that is a pain management game-changer for anyone who experiences four or more severe headaches a year.

The Procedure

With the patient in supine position, the device is inserted into the nasal cavity until reaching the superior aspect of nasal bone (catheter not yet extended).

The device is then withdrawn 1 cm

The inner catheter is extended and the local anesthetic is delivered. The procedure is repeated in the other nostril, and the patient remains in place for 7-10 minutes to maximize mucosal absorption.

Benefits of using the SphenoCath® device in an SPG/PPG Block Procedure:

  • 2 to 5 minute in-office procedure

  • Majority of patients experience immediate relief

  • Very low risk

  • Very high success rates

  • Safe for adults and children

  • Reimbursed by most insurance companies & Medicare

  • Increases new-patient and repeat

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