Stellate Ganglion Blocks


Welcome to Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, where we are dedicated to providing advanced pain management solutions tailored to your unique needs. If you are suffering from conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other conditions causing pain and dysfunction in the head, neck, and upper extremities, Stellate Ganglion Blocks may provide the targeted relief you’ve been searching for.

What are Stellate Ganglion Blocks?

Stellate Ganglion Blocks are a specialized medical procedure designed to diagnose and alleviate pain originating from the sympathetic nerves in the neck, specifically the stellate ganglion. These nerves play a crucial role in regulating blood flow, pain perception, and other autonomic functions in the head, neck, and upper extremities.


Why Choose Stellate Ganglion Blocks at Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine?

  • Expertise: At Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, our team, led by Dr. [Doctor’s Name], is comprised of experts in pain management and interventional procedures. We bring a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to each patient.
  • Precise Diagnosis: Before recommending Stellate Ganglion Blocks, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and perform diagnostic tests to pinpoint the exact source of your pain. This individualized approach ensures that we target the problem with precision.
  • Effective Pain Relief: Stellate Ganglion Blocks have been proven to provide relief for various conditions, including CRPS, PTSD, and vascular insufficiency in the upper extremities. By blocking the pain signals transmitted by the sympathetic nerves, this procedure can alleviate pain and improve overall function and quality of life.
  • Minimally Invasive: Our Stellate Ganglion Block procedure is minimally invasive, involving only a small needle and a local anesthetic. This results in minimal discomfort, shorter recovery times, and a reduced risk of complications compared to more invasive surgical options.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Relief from sympathetic nerve-related pain can significantly improve your overall quality of life by restoring mobility and reducing limitations caused by pain.

Conditions Treated with Stellate Ganglion Blocks at
Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Stellate Ganglion Blocks can provide relief for patients suffering from CRPS, a chronic pain condition that often affects the upper extremities and is characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in skin color and temperature.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Emerging research suggests that Stellate Ganglion Blocks may help alleviate the symptoms of PTSD, including anxiety, hyperarousal, and flashbacks.
  • Vascular Insufficiency: In some cases, Stellate Ganglion Blocks may be used to improve blood flow and reduce pain in the upper extremities caused by vascular insufficiency.

What to Expect During a Stellate Ganglion
Block Procedure

  • Consultation: You’ll meet with our medical team for a comprehensive evaluation and to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals.
  • Procedure: During the Stellate Ganglion Block procedure, a small, specialized needle is inserted near the stellate ganglion in your neck. Medication, such as a local anesthetic or corticosteroid, is injected to block pain signals from the sympathetic nerves.
  • Recovery: Following the procedure, you may experience some mild soreness or discomfort at the injection site, which typically subsides within a few days. You can usually resume your regular activities relatively quickly.
  • Follow-up: Our team will provide post-procedure care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to the medication or treatment plan, and ensure your ongoing comfort and well-being.

Is a Stellate Ganglion Block Right for You?

If you are living with pain or conditions related to sympathetic nerve dysfunction in the head, neck, or upper extremities, Stellate Ganglion Blocks may offer significant relief. However, the appropriateness of this treatment will depend on your specific diagnosis and medical history. During your consultation at Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, our experts will thoroughly discuss whether Stellate Ganglion Blocks are the most suitable option for you or if alternative treatments may be more appropriate.

Experience targeted pain relief and improved quality of life with Stellate Ganglion Blocks at Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore how this procedure, in combination with our comprehensive pain management services, can help you regain control over your well-being.


for Your Sports Medicine Needs?

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