Stellate Ganglion Block
A Stellate Ganglion Block is a procedure that involves the injection of a local anesthetic near the stellate ganglion, a group of nerves located in the neck. The injection works to block the pain signals sent by these nerves, providing significant relief from chronic pain.
Who is a Candidate for a Stellate Ganglion Block?
Stellate Ganglion Block is often recommended for individuals who suffer from chronic pain conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), herpes zoster infection (shingles), or intractable angina (severe chest pain). Prior to the procedure, our expert team at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure this treatment is suitable for your specific condition.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
The Stellate Ganglion Block procedure is typically quick and performed on an outpatient basis. After numbing the injection site, our skilled specialist will carefully guide a needle towards the stellate ganglion using X-ray guidance. The anesthetic is then injected, which works to block the pain signals.
Post-procedure, patients may experience temporary hoarseness, a droopy eyelid, or slight numbness, which typically resolve within a few hours. Most patients can return home the same day, and significant pain relief is often noticed within a few days.
Why Choose SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine?
Our team at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine has extensive experience in performing Stellate Ganglion Blocks, ensuring you receive safe and effective care. We prioritize patient education, answer all your questions, and provide comprehensive aftercare instructions.
Our primary goal is to help you manage your chronic pain and improve your overall quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about the Stellate Ganglion Block, or to find out if this procedure is right for your condition, please contact us at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation. We’re here to support your journey towards a life with less chronic pain.