What is an SPG block, and how can it help my headaches? The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a nerve bundle located deep in the face, behind the root of the nose; it is part of the autonomic nervous system. For a long time the SPG has been a target for the treatment of severe headaches.…Details
Many patients with chronic headaches, report their headaches arising from the neck or base of the skull. The pain is usually uni-lateral (one-sided). From the neck, the pain can then radiate forward towards the top of the head, forehead, eye, or all the above. This is the definition of a cervicogenic headache.
If I have a back condition, why do I have leg pain? This is a common question encountered in the spine world. Lumbar radiculopathy is a disease process that affects one or more lumbar nerve roots. The lumbar spine consists of five vertebral moveable bones (block–like structures). The bones are labeled by number L-1, L-2,…Details
In physical therapy, we see many patients with neck and shoulder pain. This can be rather tricky to evaluate and treat. Often time’s pain from the neck may refer symptoms to the shoulder. On the other hand, pain from the shoulder can refer to the neck. Our job as therapists is to help the patient…Details