Stellate Ganglion Injections is a medical procedure designed to provide pain relief and alleviate certain conditions by targeting the stellate ganglion, a group of nerves located in the front of the neck. This procedure involves injecting medications directly into the stellate ganglion to block pain signals and provide relief from conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and certain types of nerve pain.

Procedure Overview

Patient Evaluation

Before undergoing a Stellate Ganglion Injection, our skilled medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and relevant diagnostic tests. This assessment helps us determine whether this procedure is appropriate for your condition.

Preparation & Anesthesia

On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The injection site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and reduce the risk of infection. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the skin and tissues around the injection site.

Needle Placement and Injection

Using fluoroscopy or ultrasound guidance, the medical professional will accurately insert a thin needle near the stellate ganglion. Once in position, a medication mixture, which may include anesthetics and steroids, is injected to block pain signals and provide relief.

Benefits of Selective Spinal Nerve Root Injection

Stellate Ganglion Injections offer targeted relief for conditions involving the stellate ganglion, providing localized pain management. Many patients experience immediate or rapid relief from pain and symptoms following the injection.

This procedure can benefit individuals with conditions such as CRPS, PTSD, and certain nerve pain conditions.

Stellate Ganglion Injections are minimally invasive and typically have a short recovery time.

Recovery and Follow-Up

Following the injection, you might experience some mild soreness at the injection site. This is normal and should resolve within a few days. You should monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines, including any activity recommendations. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and the effectiveness of the Stellate Ganglion Injection.