Migraine & Headache Treatment
Headaches and chronic migraine sufferers have found lasting relief with a unique treatment which uses image guidance to place medication on the sphenopalatine ganglion.
This treatment is called the SPG Block.
Non-invasive Treatment Available at Windsong
The SPG block (sphenopalatine ganglion block) has shown significant results in the treatment of migraines and chronic headaches. The simple procedure is designed to deliver medicine to the nasal cavities, and can be used to provide blocking medication directly to the entire SPG apparatus without needles or unwanted side effects.
This simple procedure is effective in providing immediate and long-term relief!
Quick, Simple & Comfortable In-Office Procedure
In as little as a few minutes, the new SphenoCath® device and procedure provides most patients with immediate relief of headache pain.
This procedure allows a low risk, simple procedure that is a pain management game-changer for anyone who experiences moderate to severe headaches.
Higher success rates, with lower risk
The SPG blocks have reported success rates as high as 94%—an impressive percentage for almost any medical procedure. The procedure is both low risk and effective in patients of all ages (adults and children), as well as pregnant women—with minimal to no side effects. And because it effectively delivers an SPG block, you can expect it to work for all types of migraines and for most types of headache pain, from cluster headaches to trigeminal neuralgia to atypical facial pain and more—with long-lasting relief.
Low cost & covered by most insurance carriers
With a desire to improve the quality of life for pain sufferers, Windsong Radiology Group is driven to keep costs affordable. You’ll find most insurance companies, as well as Medicare, cover the procedure. In addition, if you’re currently taking medicine for migraines, this simple procedure may, over time, diminish the need for rescue medications (which is better for you, your wallet, and your health).
“Having Dr. Dunleavy as a partner in my care along with my neurologist has made such a difference in my life.” Patient
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Benefits of the new SphenoCath® device and procedure
- Helpful for patients with migraines despite medications
- Helpful for patients who cannot take medications
- Non-invasive, no needles or skin puncture
- Image guided for confirmation of appropriate medication delivery
- Quick relief – takes 5 minutes and would require an additional 10-15 minutes lying down to allow medication to saturate the nerve circuit.
- Performed in comfort as an outpatient at Windsong
- And most patients can resume their normal activities within 15-20 minutes.