What are Trigeminal and Sphenopalatine Nerve Blocks?
When your headache and facial pain is too difficult to ignore, you may need to see a specialist when customary remedies have been tried and other medical conditions have been ruled out. At Preston Surgery Center, we offer care to patients with head and facial pain several options in treatment, which includes trigeminal and sphenopalatine nerve blocks. This involves a guided injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid (cortisone) into the corresponding nerve at our AAAASF-accredited surgery center.
A trigeminal nerve block is an injection that goes into the trigeminal nerve for facial pain. A sphenopalatine nerve block is injected into the sphenopalatine ganglion for headaches and other facial pains. These are both minimally invasive procedures performed by our board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management specialists, Dr. Mohammad Tariq, Dr. David Keelen, and Dr. Gabor Racz. How many injections you need or how often you will have a nerve block performed will depend on your individual case. We can also supplement your treatment with medication management, physical therapy, minimally invasive surgeries (if necessary), and more. Each patient will have a personalized treatment plan based on their health, diagnosis, and level of pain. To request an appointment, schedule with our friendly patient care and billing coordinators today.
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"FIVE STAR - BACK TO NORMAL THANKFUL TO DR MARK VALENTE AND TEAM,ABOVE THAT GOD'S GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON ME I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SPINAL STENOSIS PRESENTED SEVERE PAIN,TINGLING AND NUMBNESS TO LT LEG.IT HAPPENED ALL ON A SUDDEN AND I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE TO DECIDE,SITUATIONS FORCED ME TO UNDERGO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION.IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY I COULDN'T FEEL RELIEF OF PAIN BUT AFTER ONE MONTH I COULD FEEL THE GRADUAL RECOVERY OF PAIN TINGLING AND BALANCE.AMAZING RECOVERY RECEIVED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE REHAB AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTIVE GROUP AT FRISCO SQUARE. AFTER THREE MONTHS I AM BACK TO WORK WITH OUT ANY RESTRICTIONS, I AM AN RN WORKING IN MEDICAL FIELD TOO.I DIDN'T GET MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT TOO.I STILL CONTINUE TO USE MY BACK BRACE FOR SPINE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH. I RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO UNDERGO FOR SURGERY INSTEAD OF PROLONGING TIME WITH PAIN."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr keelen has done 2 nerve injections and they help alot!!! Feel safe and comfortable with his procedures!!!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
For Your Migraine and Headache Care
Our talented and experienced pain management specialists, Drs. Tariq, Keelen, and Racz, are wonderful providers for head and facial pain relief. If you need a trigeminal or sphenopalatine nerve block for your headache (nerve) disorder, then one of our specialists can perform your treatment with precision. Once your procedure is over, you can be discharged to go home with your designated driver (family member, friend, or caregiver) who will be waiting for you in one of our two comfortable waiting rooms. Having a trigeminal or sphenopalatine nerve block at Preston Surgery Center is an outpatient procedure that may be covered under your insurance plan, but in the event that it is not or coverage is less than you expected, we do have financing options available to you. Contact our office in Frisco, TX today.