Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Performed by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

This injection relieves facial and refractory head pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, RSD and other sympathetic pain conditions. The procedure works by injecting the nerve bundle located deep in the face, behind the root of the nose.

Procedure information:

  • Local anesthetic or neurolytic agent will be used on injection site to numb the area that is causing discomfort

Typical Benefits/Outcomes:

The procedure is performed in our clinic and typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform. The patient can typically return to work the following day. Some patients experience pain relief immediately although, it may take up to a week. Many patients experience relief after 1 injection, although some patients may require 2 treatments.