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I've heard about a procedure called sphenopalatine ganglion block for migraines. Are there any doctors in wa state who can do this procedure?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Sphenopalatine Block

Most anesthesiologists with pain management training should be able to perform the block.
Call your local hospital or medical center and ask to be transferred to the pain clinic. Discuss treatment options with the nurse or physician.

In brief: Sphenopalatine Block

Most anesthesiologists with pain management training should be able to perform the block.
Call your local hospital or medical center and ask to be transferred to the pain clinic. Discuss treatment options with the nurse or physician.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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In brief: Can be done, but

I am not a fan, as it has always been an unsuccessful endeavor in my experience.
A better result may be obtained via a bilateral occipital nerve block.

In brief: Can be done, but

I am not a fan, as it has always been an unsuccessful endeavor in my experience.
A better result may be obtained via a bilateral occipital nerve block.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management

In brief: SPG Nerve Block

Your doctor, dentist, or neurologist are the best people to get a referral to a specialist who together can determine if this procedure is likely to be beneficial.
The procedure can be performed by doctors specializing in otolaryngology (ent), interventional pain management, orofacial pain, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and neurosurgeons.

In brief: SPG Nerve Block

Your doctor, dentist, or neurologist are the best people to get a referral to a specialist who together can determine if this procedure is likely to be beneficial.
The procedure can be performed by doctors specializing in otolaryngology (ent), interventional pain management, orofacial pain, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and neurosurgeons.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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