STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK
A stellate ganglion block, or sympathetic nerve block, is an injection of local anesthetic in the sympathetic nerve tissue of the neck. A stellate ganglion block can be either diagnostic, meaning it is done to find the cause of pain, or therapeutic, meaning it is done to relieve pain.
WHAT IS A STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK?
When a stellate ganglion block is performed, pain-relieving medicine is injected into the region where the ganglion lies. This aims to reduce the release of the chemical norepinephrine, which activates the pain sensitive nerves and causes pain.
Wondering if a stellate ganglion block can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET A STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK?
A stellate ganglion block is an injection of anesthetic into the front of the neck. The intention is to either diagnose the cause of pain in the face, head, arms or chest, or to manage and mitigate pain caused by nerve damage to the face, head, arms, or chest. A stellate ganglion block can also reduce sweating or treat reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sympathetic maintained pain or complex regional pain syndrome.
If you suspect a stellate ganglion block might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.