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What to Expect During Your Stellate Ganglion Block

What to Expect During Your Stellate Ganglion Block

The effects achievable through stellate ganglion blocks can provide significant and immediate pain relief, and when used on an ongoing basis, it can even help facilitate long-term pain reduction. Stellate ganglion blocks have various applications, typically in the presentation of complex or chronic pain and can be used both as a diagnostic tool and therapeutically. Stellate ganglion blocks are available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Orlando FL, Jensen Beach FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Atlantis FL, Fort Pierce FL, Winter Park FL and Plantation, FL.

Stellate Ganglion Block Near Me in Orlando, Jensen Beach, Malabar Palm Bay, Atlantis, Fort Pierce, Winter Park and Plantation, FL
Stellate Ganglion Block Near Me in Orlando, Jensen Beach, Malabar Palm Bay, Atlantis, Fort Pierce, Winter Park and Plantation, FL

Table of Contents:

What does a stellate ganglion block do?
What is the success rate of stellate ganglion blocks?
What kind of doctor does stellate ganglion blocks?
What are the disadvantages of a nerve block?

What does a stellate ganglion block do?


Stellate ganglion blocks have various applications, typically in the presentation of complex or chronic pain, and can be used both as a diagnostic tool and therapeutically.

The stellate ganglion block involves the injection of a local anesthetic to the front of the neck and is often used to alleviate pain presenting in the neck, head, chest, or areas stemming from a variety of different causes.

These typically involve nerve injuries, or issues of circulation, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia, phantom limb pain, as well as shingles that affect the neck, head, upper chest, or arm.

In certain scenarios, it may be used in the treatment of mental health conditions. Whether or not the pain responds to the block can provide specialists at Global Neuro & Spine Institute with valuable information concerning the location and the nature of the pain’s cause.

What is the success rate of stellate ganglion blocks?


The success rate of the stellate ganglion block can vary according to a number of specific factors. It is important that the source of the pain has been accurately identified, in order to ensure it’s targeting the right concerns, which will influence its likely effectiveness.

Oftentimes, the treatment is associated with a high success rate, with up to 80% of patients reporting a 50% reduction in symptoms according to some clinical trials.

The effects achievable through stellate ganglion blocks can provide significant and immediate pain relief, and when used on an ongoing basis, it can even help facilitate long-term pain reduction.

What kind of doctor does stellate ganglion blocks?


Different types of doctors may perform a stellate ganglion block, however, in most cases, it is performed by pain specialists, such as those available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute.

Providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute are experts in a wide range of complex presentations of pain and are double and triple-board-certified, and fellowship-trained. They have access to a wide range of cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute work with each individual to create a comprehensive and custom treatment plan and can use a stellate ganglion block to aid or confirm a diagnosis and as part of a treatment plan.

What are the disadvantages of a nerve block?


While nerve blocks are associated with a wide range of advantages for many patients in helping them find significant pain relief, they can be associated with certain potential disadvantages.

First and foremost, individuals may only achieve temporary relief as a result of the nerve block in some cases. For this reason, it is often used as a complementary component of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Nerve blocks may also need to be administered on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their effects over the long term. Some individuals may not find pain relief from nerve blocks or experience inadequate levels of relief. While this can be discouraging, it also provides valuable diagnostic information to providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute, which can help them tailor a more appropriate treatment plan.

In most cases, the procedure itself is associated with minimal to no pain, though some patients may feel minor discomfort or a pinch as the needle enters the injection site.

Risks and complications associated with the procedure include risks of infection or bleeding at the injection site, delivery of the medication into the bloodstream, and spread of the medication to other nerves.

However, most complications of a nerve block are rare, and a pain specialist at Global Neuro & Spine Institute will provide patients with aftercare instructions, including how to care for their injection site and any other considerations to mitigate any associated risks.

Stellate ganglion blocks are available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Conway FL, Edgewood FL, Jensen Beach FL, Ocean Breeze FL, Rio FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Melbourne FL, Atlantis FL, Palm Springs FL, Boynton Beach FL, Fort Pierce FL, White City FL, St Lucie FL, Plantation FL, Pine Island Ridge FL, Lauderhill FL, Winter Park FL, Bertha FL, Alafaya FL and the surrounding areas. Visit us online now to learn more about our services and for directions to our leading clinics – you will be glad you did! We encourage everyone to visit us online now to meet our team of providers and to learn more about our business hours!

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