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Stellate Ganglion Blocks

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The head, neck, upper arms and upper chest are all impacted by the stellate ganglion, a group of nerves in the neck. This nerve bundle sends signals to the brain from these areas. Nerve damage or interference in the stellate ganglion can be a source of chronic pain. A stellate ganglion block injection can help diagnose nerve conditions and offer pain relief for certain upper body issues. Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers stellate ganglion blocks as one of our treatment and diagnostic options.

The stellate ganglion is a part of the sympathetic nervous system that is impacted by certain injuries or conditions. Shingles, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb pain and reflex sympathetic dystrophy can all involve the stellate ganglion nerves, sending pain signals to the brain. The patient can suffer chronic pain in their upper arms, shoulders, neck, head and upper chest due to nerve damage. Stellate ganglion blocks identify nerve damage and offer relief for many patients.

Performing a Stellate Ganglion Block Injection

To stop unwanted pain signals from the nerves in the neck, a stellate ganglion block injection can be performed. The stellate ganglions are located on either side of the larynx in the neck, relaying nerve signals for each side of the upper body. To perform stellate ganglions blocks, a local anesthetic is injected into the side of the neck affected with pain. This numbs the area before the x-ray guided needle is used to deliver an anti-inflammatory medication to the stellate ganglion.

Stellate ganglion blocks may require 3-5 days for the medication to take effect. If successful, the injection minimizes pain and offers relief. Some patients may require multiple injections to obtain or sustain the results.

If you have chronic pain in your head, neck, upper arm or upper chest, you may benefit from stellate ganglion blocks. For an accurate diagnosis of your condition and to learn more, contact Hanowell Spine Clinic, and schedule a consultation.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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