Stellate Ganglion Blocks

As part of the sympathetic nervous system, these nerves innervate the face and arms, and may be associated with pain related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), herpes zoster (“shingles”) or other conditions.

When we inject an anesthetic solution into the nerve tissue of the stellate ganglion, the medicine blocks the sympathetic nerves, often reducing pain and improving mobility in the upper extremities. The injection with a thin needle takes only a few minutes and recovery time is minimal.