Head or facial pain can be debilitating, especially migraine headaches. Many people simply live with this pain or treat their chronic pain with continual use of pain medication. Anyone who suffers from cluster headaches, upper tooth pain, migraine headaches and facial pain is a candidate for Advanced Radiology’s Sphenocath treatment for long-term relief.
On average, between three and four treatments per year can keep someone suffering from these sorts of conditions pain-free. The Sphenocath is an easy, outpatient procedure that does not require needles. The procedure takes around fifteen minutes and provides immediate relief to most patients.
With the patient lying on his or her back, the interventional radiologist sprays an anesthetic mist to the nose. Once the anesthetic is working, a limited real-time x-ray is used to locate the correct spot to deliver the mediation inside the nasal cavity. Once this place has been located, a soft-tipped catheter is then used by the interventional radiologist to deliver the medication.
From that point the mucosa (a thin layer of tissue inside the nasal cavity) absorbs the medication, transferring it to the sphenopalatine ganglion, a group of nerves related to headaches. The medication works on the sphenopalatine ganglion, causing it to “reset” eliminating the ongoing pain.
This safe and effective procedure is safe for both adults and children. Most insurance companies cover the Sphenocath treatment. If you or someone you know has chronic headaches or migraines, please call us at 855-201-1519 to schedule a consultation. We offer treatment in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Fremont, Kearney, York and Crete.