The stellate ganglion nerves are a common source of pain in the neck, head, chest, and arms. With stellate ganglion blocks at Marion Pain Management Center, you can relieve this pain and enjoy an improved quality of life. We offer this and other pain management services to the residents of Ocala, Gainesville and Marion County, FL.
What is a Stellate Ganglion Block?
A stellate ganglion block is a pain management technique that involves the injection of an anesthetic into the stellate ganglion nerves, which are located in the neck. This can help relieve nerve-related pain in the surrounding areas of the body.
What is a Stellate Ganglion Block Used to Treat?
Stellate ganglion blocks are used to relieve nerve-related pain in the head, neck, chest, and arms. It can be used for a variety of conditions and injuries that affect these areas, but it is most often used for the management of complex regional pain syndrome.
How is a Stellate Ganglion Block Performed?
A stellate ganglion block is placed into the stellate ganglion nerves via an injection into the front of the neck. In most cases, patients will be sedated for the treatment. This ensures that you remain safe and comfortable for the duration of the treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Stellate Ganglion Block?
The results from your stellate ganglion block treatment may not be noticeable immediately, but you should notice results within a few days of treatment. It is difficult to predict the duration of these results, as they can last from several days to several months or longer. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shetty will explain the kind of results you can expect.
If you think you might be a candidate for stellate ganglion blocks, contact us today at Marion Pain Management Center to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from The Villages, Gainesville, Ocala, and the neighboring communities of Florida.