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Cranio. 1995 Jul;13(3):177-81.

Sphenopalatine ganglion block: a safe and easy method for the management of orofacial pain.

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Headache and Pain Center, Hollywood Community Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA.

Abstract

The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block is a safe, easy method for the control of acute or chronic pain in any pain management office. It takes only a few moments to implement, and the patient can be safely taught to effectively perform this pain control procedure at home with good expectations and results. Indications for the SPG blocks include pain of musculoskeletal origin, vascular origin and neurogenic origin. It has been used effectively in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, cluster headaches, tic douloureux, dysmenorrhea, trigeminal neuralgia, bronchospasm and chronic hiccup.

PMID:
8949858
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