Gasserian Ganglion Block

What You Need to Know

A gasserian ganglion block is used to diagnose trigeminal neuralgia, which is a searing pain commonly caused by compression of a confluence of nerves in the head. The procedure is performed under X-ray guidance and a small amount of dye is used to reduce the risk of complications. A successful procedure will help us determine a diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan for your pain. We may work with a neurosurgery specialist if surgery is needed to decompress the ganglion.