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Is the stellate ganglion block a risky thing to do?

Is the stellate ganglion block a risky thing to do?

Risk vs benefit : All injections for pain have some risk. A sgb is fairly low risk if done by a skilled physician. The benefits of such a block can be great. See a board certified pain specialist. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


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How long does the stellate ganglion block take?

How long does the stellate ganglion block take?

5 Minutes: Many experienced operators can do without sedation about as fast as a immunization! ...Read more

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Do you have information on the ' stellate ganglion block' injections ?

Stellate Block: A stellate ganglion block blocks the sympathetic nerves that go to the arms, and, to some degree, the sympathetic nerves that go to the face. This may in turn reduce pain, swelling, color and sweating changes in the upper extremity and may improve mobility. It is done as a part of the treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Sympathetic Maintained Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to a stellate ganglion block?

Depends : You didn't tell us the reason. These blocks are used for a number of things but mostly for certain chronic pain syndromes. If you've run out of meds to try, then the block may be the next best alternative. ...Read more

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I am veteran with severe PTSD. I've read that "Stellate Ganglion Block" has had high success rates treating other vets. Who should i see to try this?

See your doctor : Thank you for your service! Also, thank you for this question. You may want to start with your primary physician for a referral to an anesthesiologist skilled at this procedure. From what I have read, some people get immediate results and others get no response. If you are treated in the VA system, a large tertiary care center will be your best bet. ...Read more

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How often is Stellate Ganglion Block effective for Intractable Angina? Lots of material online says its used for this condition, wondering Doc's take!

How often is Stellate Ganglion Block effective for Intractable Angina? Lots of material online says its used for this condition, wondering Doc's take!

Modestly effective: it is reserved as a last option if all else has failed. Stellate blockade should be reserved after revascularization, medical therapy, EECP have failed. ...Read more

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Can you do a stellate ganglion block and celiac plexus block at the same time?

You are asking for: Trouble, you could do them together but sometime this could cause low blood pressure and ther is a case of paraplegia happenend from that. ...Read more

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Had stellate ganglion block done on friday for inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Just had left side done have not had much effect do both need done?

Had stellate ganglion block done on friday for inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Just had left side done have not had much effect do both need done?

Yes need both sides: Bilateral stellate ganglion block will help , need to be don few times , is less invasive than other treatment sinus ablation and permanent pace maker. Wait till the other side is done before coming to conclusion. ...Read more

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Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for  postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Yes indicated: Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. ...Read more

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