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Stellate Ganglion Block

Stressful circumstances, trauma, and hurt can manifest in both emotional and physical ways. Often, our experiences may leave us vulnerable to intense pain and discomfort in the head, face, neck, or shoulders.

With the Stellate Ganglion Block injections, you will be able to safely relieve yourself of pain and experience a better quality of life. Contact us at Remedy Pain Solutions to schedule a consultation.

What Is the Stellate Ganglion?

The Stella Ganglion refers to a group of nerves that are situated at the base of the front of your neck. They are in charge of carrying pain signals that stem from the head, face, neck, shoulders, and upper chest.

Additionally, the Stella Ganglion nerves also control other physiological responses such as sweating, increased blood flow in the regions with pain. It is this bundle of nerves that activates the Flight or Fight response in humans and can heighten feelings of anxiety and stress.

Safely address symptoms of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be physically and emotionally challenging. PTSD can occur when a person experiences a severely stressful or traumatic experience or due to prolonged exposure to a distressing event.

PTSD can manifest in symptoms like:

  • Heightened sense of anxiety
  • Erratic changes in mood
  • Avoidance of potential triggers
  • Tendency to stress oneself through remembrance
  • Nightmares & insomnia
  • Hypervigilance
  • High startle response
  • Constant pain in the head, face, neck, shoulders, and upper chest

These symptoms of PTSD can be very debilitating to the individual. The Stellate Ganglion Block injections are designed to help you relieve these symptoms of PTSD, allowing you to have a calm and peaceful emotional and physical experience.

How do the Stellate Ganglion Block injections work?

The Stellate Ganglion Block treatment can be administered in under 20 minutes. It is an outpatient procedure. When injected into your nerves, the Stellate Ganglion Block uses a procedure dubbed as the “Dual Sympathetic Reset.” This helps restore your brain and nerve center’s activity to a state as close to the pre-trauma state as possible. That way, your brain and nervous system will not be in a constant state of hypervigilance and hyperactivity. You will be able to relax and not be as vulnerable to stress from triggers.

How do we provide the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment?

When you visit us for treatment, we first evaluate your medical history to qualify you for the procedure. Then, we ask you to lie down on the treatment chair. A pillow is placed under your neck to help lift the neck tissues and nerves upwards for easy access. We then provide localized numbing to make the procedure more comfortable. Then we use a combination of X-rays and contrast dyes to help locate the Stellate Ganglion nerves. We then inject the Stellate Ganglion Block medication into the nerves.

The Stellate Ganglion Block has a quick-acting and powerful positive impact on the activity levels and stress levels in your body. You will notice a dramatic difference in the severity of PTSD symptoms – especially in the form of:

  • Lowered pain intensity and absence of pain in some cases
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Stable and happy moon
  • Less feelings of stress
  • Reduction in sweating
  • Stable heart rate

results of the Stellate Ganglion Block

The results of the Stellate Ganglion Block differ from patient to patient. If you are happy with your results, you can schedule follow-up treatments every few months to ensure your PTSD pain symptoms are not debilitating.

If you’d like to learn more about the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment, or you wish to schedule your injection, contact us at Remedy Pain Solutions. We hope to help you in any way we can.