Trigeminal Neuralgia has been called the Suicide Disease and many patients go thru a myriad of treatments without success.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks should always be considered as a first line approach to this disorder because of both safety and efficacy.
These are two videos of recent patients who responded extremely well to Self-Administered SPG Blocks with 2% lidocaine a local anesthetic. Self-Administered blocks do not require an injection but used cotton-tipped nasal catheters.
This video is a patient who found relief with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks after Brain Surgery and MVD Microvascular Decompression Failed to provide relief.
Dennis has had over 20 years of chronic severe left-sided headache, migraine, facial pain and Trigeminal neuralgia. SPG Blocks have relieved this pain and he can now Self-Administer Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. Listen to his story.
He has had multiple brain surgeries including a trigeminal nerve decompression surgery but only Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks have helped.
He has learned how to self-administer and has supplies for 100 bilateral blocks for less than 1/3 the cost of a single block by neurologist.
Stacey was just seen today on 1/20/20 and is a patient with a very similar story to Dennis. Years of chronic pain / Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, multiple failed surgeries, extractions, sinus surgeries and a cornucopia of poly-pharmaceuticals. She just learned today how to self administer SPG Blocks.
I often see amazing results in patients diagnosed with Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia though ATN is a garbage diagnosis similar to idiopathic pain. Both are guesses not real diagnosis in many if not most cases.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are well established as a first line treatment for migraine and cluster headaches.
The remarkable SPG blocks have been utilized for over 100 years for treating a wide variety of painful disorders relating to the autonomic nervous system . The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nerves of the Autonomic nervous system run on all of the branches of the Trigeminal nervous System.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion is the largest Parasympathetic Ganglion of the cranium. It is found in the Pterygopalatine Fossa along with the Maxillary Division of the Trigeminal Nerve and the Maxillary artery.
Sympathetic nerves from the Superior Cervical Sympathetic Chain pass through the Sphenopalatine Ganglion prior to joining the Trigeminal Nerve. The chain includes the Stellate Ganglion which has been blocked to CURE PTSD in a significant number of Veterans. These same nerves pass through the Sphenopalatine Ganglion and along the Trigeminal Nerves to control blood flow to the anterior 2/3 of the meninges of the brain. General Autonomic Afferents is the designation of all afferent autonomic nerves, both sympathetic and parasympathetic.