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Migraine Treatment

Minimally Invasive Migraine Treatment SphenoCathMinimally Invasive Headache & Migraine Treatment – SphenoCath®

Headache and chronic migraine sufferers have found lasting migraine relief with a unique, minimally invasive migraine treatment which uses image guidance to place medication on the sphenopalatine ganglion. This treatment is called SPG Block.

Minimally Invasive Migraine 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 migraine treatment is effective in providing immediate and long-term headache and pain 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 for migraines and headache pain. This low-risk, simple procedure is a pain management game-changer for anyone who experiences moderate to severe headaches.

Higher Success Rates for Migraine Relief with Lower Risk

SPG blocks have reported success rates as high as 94 percent – an impressive percentage for almost any medical procedure. The procedure is both low risk and effective in patients of all ages – adults, children and even 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.

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“Having Dr. Dunleavy as a partner in my care along with my neurologist has made such a difference in my life.” – Patient

Are You a Candidate?

Benefits of the new SphenoCath® device and procedure include:

  • 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 – procedure takes 5 minutes and requires an additional 10-15 minutes lying down to allow medication to saturate the nerve circuit
  • Performed in comfort as an outpatient at Windsong

For more information or to schedule a migraine treatment consultation, call (716) 929-9484



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