Minimally Invasive Migraine & Headache Treatment – SphenoCath®
Headache and chronic migraine sufferers have found lasting migraine relief with a unique, minimially 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 simple procedure is effective in providing immediate and long-term migraine 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.
Low Cost & Covered by Most Insurance Carriers
With a desire to improve the quality of life for headache and migraine pain sufferers, Windsong is driven to keep costs affordable. You’ll find most insurance companies, as well as Medicare, cover the SPG block procedure. In addition, if you’re currently taking medicine for migraine relief, 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
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