SPG stimulation, or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation, is a treatment option that can be used to treat patients that are suffering from migraine, headaches and some types of facial pain. Cluster headaches often response well to SPG stimulation. A cluster headache is often referred to as one of the most painful types of headaches that someone can experience. They can affect patients different; they may be something that frequently occurs or sporadically occurs, some can also be affected for 15 minutes whereas others will experience the pain for hours at a time. If you would like to find out more about cluster headaches, please click the link below to read out blog here – www.lnpuk.com/cluster-headaches/

The SPG is a small group of nerve cells found behind the nose and is responsible for sending signals of pain from the head and face to the central nervous system (CNS). The SPG is linked to the trigeminal nerve, which is the main nerve responsible for headaches. The aim of the treatment is to stop the pain via a small device inserted near the SPG which alters the pain signals being sent to the brain. Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation is suitable for long-term management of pain and discomfort.

SPG stimulation is a relatively new treatment which has been developed to help with symptoms for patients that suffer from headaches, migraine and facial pain. In many cases mediations are unable to help the patient, meaning that they are left without any relief.

In a recent study involving 98, 68% of patients noticed positive changed to their condition after having the SPG stimulation device fitted. To find out more about how functional neurosurgery works take a look at this blog post – https://lnpuk.com/functional-neurosurgery/ 

At The London Neurosurgery Partnership Prof Ashkan and Mr Richard Selway lead the practise for SPG stimulation.

If you would like to speak to our team about having SPG stimulation or discussing treatment options available for cluster headaches, please call us on 0207 034 8709 or email us on info@londonneurosurgerypartnership.co.uk

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.