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Stellate Ganglion Blocks

Stellate Ganglion Blocks

Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a local anesthetic injected into a collection of nerves in the lower end of the neck. It’s commonly used to diagnose or treat circulation problems and nerve pain in the head, neck, chest or arms.

Conditions Treated

  • Sympathetically maintained pain (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)

  • Causalgia (nerve injury)

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (Type I or II)

  • Herpes zoster infections (shingles)

  • Intractable angina

  • Phantom limb pain 

Features & Benefits

  • Image-guided procedure.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Can relieve pain in head, neck, chest or arms.
  • Can increase circulation an blood supply.
  • Relief tends to last longer with each treatment.

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