Mississippi pain management physician, Dr. Carroll M. McLeod with Jackson Anesthesia Pain Center in Jackson, Mississippi, offers a new treatment for patients who suffer with debilitating headaches, migraines, or facial pain that have failed to respond to all other types of treatments.
According to Dr. McLeod, this new needleless treatment option is amazingly effective.
“In each case I have done, this procedure has taken my patients who came in suffering at a pain scale up to 10, down to leaving with no pain at all,” McLeod notes. “Some, for the first time in years, are pain free.”
A catheter, called a SphenoCath, is used to apply numbing medication directly to a cluster of difficult to reach nerves in the back of the nasal cavity. “The procedure, known as an SPG block (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block), was previously done with a long needle through the side of the head or up through the soft palate of the mouth,” McLeod explains. “These earlier methods were very uncomfortable for the patients, carried some significant risks, sometimes required sedation, and were not effective in all patients.”
Following the procedure, patients may experience up to 90 days or longer of relief. For most patients suffering from chronic headaches, migraines, or facial pain, this type of relief is almost unimaginable and can be life changing.
For more information on SphenoCath, visit www.sphenocath.com. Referring physicians may contact Jackson Anesthesia Pain Center at 601-709-0607. Individuals suffering from headaches, migraines or facial pain, should ask their physician whether SphenoCath is a possible option.