Reid Physicians Group offers treatments in headache management. The sphenopalatine nerve block offers pain relief for patients with migraines, cluster and tension headaches and atypical facial pain. The is applied through a non-sterile small applicator or catheter intended for use in adults to deliver small amounts of fluid to the nasal pathway, including the area of the inferior turbinate, superior turbinate, sphenopalatine foramen, etc. It is intended for use on adult patients with intact nasal mucosa.
The purpose of the procedure is to desensitize the area of the nerve thus reducing the occurrence of headaches. It can be given over a course of four weeks in patients with chronic headaches, or as needed for those patients with less frequent symptoms. It can also be used in conjunction with physical therapy, chiropractic, and diet modification as adjunctive treatments.