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Allevio™ SPG Nerve Block Catheter

SPG Nerve Block Catheter

Enjoy a quicker, easier and more effective method of achieving an SPG Nerve Block without the use of cotton swabs, needles or systemic Medication.The Allevio™ catheter employs a flexible sheath with an angled tip to effectively deliver lidocaine to the Sphenopalatine Ganglion without any patient discomfort. The 15-minute procedure results in immediate and long-term relief for your chronic migraine patients.

What is the Sphenopalatine Ganglion?

Located in the pterygopalatine fossa, it is the largest parasympathetic ganglion in the head. This ganglion has three roots (sensory, parasympathetic, and sympathetic) with branches reaching to the maxillary nerve, nervus intermedius, and the trigeminal ganglion. The SPG is responsible for innervating specific sites of the head and neck. This includes the lachrymal glands, the paranasal sinuses, and the gingiva.

Why Should I Perform an SPG Block?

SPG blocks have been performed to treat chronic headaches for around 100 years. Past methods include using needles through the maxilla or the soft palate of the roof of the mouth.With these methods to administer medication directly to the SPG because of its small location. With the Allevio™ SPG catheter, it allows medical professionals to pinpoint the exact location the medication needs to be delivered. It has been found to reduce pain level, duration, and frequency of even the most severe headache sufferers.

Also it is a quick, effective, and long lasting treatment for some of your most difficult patients.

What Patients Qualify for the Treatment?

Any and all patients that suffer from primary migraine and/or cluster headaches. Patients who suffer from secondary headaches caused by head trauma, tumors, epilepsy, etc, are not effected by this treatment due to the causes of their pain.

Can I Perform it without Fluoroscopy?

Yes, you can. Unlike our competitors, the Allevio™ catheter ensures accuracy even without fluoroscopic equipment.

Who can Perform the Procedure?

Doctors and Clinicians with headache patients. If you treat pain and sickness, you can perform this procedure. Neurologists, Interventional Radiologists, and Pain Management Specialists are currently performing the procedure, but that does not limit the professionals that are qualified.

Is This Procedure Only for Headache Patients?

No. Because the SPG has many branches throughout the face, this treatment has been used to not only treat headache pain, but also TMJ pain, chronic and acute facial pain, neck pain, and trigeminal neuralgia.

a. Angled Tip
Effectively administer targeted delivery of pain numbing agent to the SPG.

b. Radiopaque Ring
Ensure precise placement quickly and easily using

c. Highly Contrasted Depth Markings
Provides a quick reference to ensure no intraprocedural movement has occurred.

d. Flexible Sheath
Accurately guide the catheter through the nasal passageway without patient discomfort.

e. Directional Arrow
Provides a clear indication of tip orientation while inserted.

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