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Nerve block

Has anyone heard of, or tried, sphenopalatine ganglion injection/nerve block? This has been suggested to me and I wonder if anyone has tried it. Thanks!

  1. Hi nymom,

    I'm wondering who suggested this and what they've told you about it?

    Lidocaine drops is a good way to test drive to see if this might be helpful. Injections aren't necessarily done anymore. There are a few newer methods to do this if it is really necessary. Most of the time it's not that helpful, but for some patients, it can be.

    ~Ellen

    1. Hi Ellen,

      The parish nurse at my church suggested it. A local physicians group offers the service:

      http://www.communitycare.com/News/article.asp?item=TreatmentAcuteChronicHeadaches

      I haven't asked my doctor yet. I was just wondering if anyone had tried it.

      Thanks!

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