A Stellate Ganglion Block is performed to create a nerve block to the sympathetic nerves in the arms and face. This collection of nerves is found in the last vertebra of the neck and are part of the sympathetic nervous system. These nerves supply the arms and face.
When this nerve block is performed properly, it takes only a few moments. However, the benefits will last much longer. This block is designed to reduce pain and swelling, improve mobility and help with a number of different treatments.
Some patients report immediate pain relief. For others, it will take time for the block to work, but they will be pain-free for weeks.
Stellate Ganglion Blocks have been used for years to help reduce pain and swelling in those who struggle with the following health conditions: