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Stellate Ganglion Block

When the brain and body produce false pain sensations, stellate ganglion blocks bridge the gap for healing.

What is a stellate ganglion block?

Stellate ganglion block techniques coax your brain and body to reconnect and mend abnormal pain conditions you’ve experienced. They work by anesthetizing stellate ganglion nerves and by blocking the sympathetic activity to other parts of the body.

The physician will inject safe doses of anesthetics and steroids into your stellate ganglion (near the voice box). Then, the medication spreads in the body and alleviates pain in your head, arms, chest, and neck.

It’s only one part of our multi-disciplinary healing that doesn’t get you addicted to pills or drugs.

Stellate ganglion blocks can be used to treat:

  • COVID-19 symptoms, including parosmia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Brachial Plexus injuries
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Causalgia (nerve injury)
  • Herpes zoster infection (shingles)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 or II

How is a stellate ganglion block administered?

Receiving a stellate ganglion block is a very simple procedure. The physician sends the treatment to the injection site, monitor your side effects, and have you out the door on the same day as the procedure.

1. Injection

Pain specialists lie you down with intravenous medication to calm you down. Then, they’ll inject the local anesthetic with the help of an X-ray or ultrasound for accuracy purposes. Stellate ganglion blocks don’t take longer than 30 minutes.

2. Recovery

Afterward, the caring staff checks your vital signs in the recovery room. If you’re stable and the procedure was a success, we’ll send you home to enjoy pain relief. Injections and recovery are seamless without much hassle.

Learn more about Stellate Ganglion Block and how AZ Pain and Spine Institute uses it to treat conditions and alleviate pain.

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Why choose AZ Pain and Spine Institute for your treatment?

Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin are experts in regenerative medicine and pain injections and ensure the procedure alleviates pain in the upper extremities and across your body.

Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin work their magic to heal both body and brain from harmful connections that made living miserable. We have patients from across the country fly in to receive stellate ganglion block treatment for abnormal pain conditions and COVID-19 symptoms, including parosmia and many others.