Trigeminal Ganglion Block
A trigeminal nerve block is primarily used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve.
The trigeminal nerve is the nerve that supplies feeling and movement in the face. The ganglion are the surrounding nerve cells.
Trigeminal nerves are responsible for sensations in your face and for helping you bite, chew and swallow. A trigeminal ganglion nerve block is used when the trigeminal nerve causes extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face when the pain occurs from:
The ultrasound-guided trigeminal ganglion nerve block is an injection of medication near and around the trigeminal ganglion. Blocking these nerves can help you stop feeling facial pain.