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Living With Facial Pain

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Picture


#1

I had my Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block today. Very easy procedure. They kept the nasal inserts saturated with Lidocaine for an hour.


#2

Thanks for sharing and hope everything gets better from here on!


#3

Dear Earlady, it will be interesting to hear if your SPDblock works. I had that but nothing like for an hour. It’s something to think about in the future if the need arises. Good luck.
Gloria 37


#4

Thanks for sharing. Going for my first on Nov 31 at Cleveland Clinic with pain anesthesiologist Sam Samuel, MD. Did they use fluoroscope? Do you have immediate relief?


#5

So far, no relief. I am having it repeated in 1 week to try again.


#6

The procedure was easy. I had it done through the cheek in the past with a needle and under fluoroscopy.

This time they just inserted it manually, after I was numbed and they used lubrication. Best of luck. SO many people get immediate relief from this procedure, but I have not. Will try again next week as this procedure sometimes needs multiple attempts.


#7

An hour! My procedure is 10 minutes at the Cleveland Clinic. Why is it so long and is their pain relief to 3 or less?