Stellate Ganglion Block
When brain and body produce false pain sensations, stellate ganglion blocks bridge the gap for healing.
What are Stellate Ganglion Blocks?
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.
Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin 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.
Ease Chronic Pain & Suffering from Abnormal Conditions
By bridging nerve damage in the sympathetic and nervous systems, Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin treat numerous conditions that others thought were only in your head.
Stellate ganglion blocks offer hope and healing to pain symptoms that only a small percentage of the population suffers from. Instead of being singled out for having an abnormal condition, we provide personalized treatments to alleviate your suffering.
Our empathetic pain specialists understand the physical and emotional pain you’re going through and restore the connection between brain and body.
• 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
Hope for COVID-19 Parosmia Fighters
We offer our deepest condolences to the brave COVID-19 survivors that have lived without taste and smell for months and years after recovery.
It’s easy to slip into depression and feel like there’s no hope when doctors don’t even know how to treat you.
Thankfully, Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin have had breakthroughs with parosmia patients like you by giving stellate ganglion blocks. It’s an incredible aid along with smell training, aromatherapy, and other techniques you and others have tried.
We have patients from across the country fly in just to have them treat them for COVID-19 symptoms, including parosmia and many others.
• Brain fog
• Anosmia (loss of smell)
• Dysgeusia (change in taste)
• Orthostatic intolerance (unpleasant symptoms that occur after standing up from a lying or sitting position)
Quick and Simple Stellate Treatments
Receiving a stellate ganglion block is as simple as any of our other regenerative medicines. Dr. Khan and Dr. Ryklin send the treatment into the injection site, monitor your side effects, and have you out the door on the same day as the procedure.
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.
Afterward, caring staff checks your side effects 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.
Minimal Side Effects with Stellate Ganglion Blocks
Most patients have a low chance of complications when receiving stellate ganglion blocks. Bruising and soreness are common, along with drooping eyes, tearing, nasal stuffiness, and other symptoms that disappear after a few hours.
We don’t recommend pursuing this treatment if you’re on blood thinners or have an active infection.
Get back your zeal for life again and step into joy by scheduling injections with our pain specialists.