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The Stellate Ganglion Block

Relief for Trauma and Chronic Pain

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What is a Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)?

The stellate ganglion is a cluster of nerves located on each side of the voice box in the neck. These specialized nerves play a role in controlling blood vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles, and "fight-or-flight" response, rather than traditional sensations and movements. A Stellate Ganglion Block is an injection of local anesthetic near the stellate ganglion, temporarily "turning off" these specialized nerves. This procedure is commonly used to help alleviate pain in the head, arm, and upper chest.

Stellate Ganglion Blocks have also proven to be extremely effective at treating: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, long-COVID, and other forms of trauma. Click below to learn more!

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The Stellate Ganglion Center: Treating Trauma Patients with SGBs

Pain Solution's subsidiary, The Stellate Ganglion Center, is committed to offering comprehensive care for trauma patients dealing with various conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the long-term effects of COVID-19. Our specialized team is dedicated to providing cutting-edge treatments, including the Stellate Ganglion Block, to improve your quality of life and well-being.

At The Stellate Ganglion Center, we prioritize your well-being and are dedicated to providing the best possible care for trauma patients dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, long-COVID, and other traumas. If you believe the Stellate Ganglion Block could be a beneficial treatment for your condition, we encourage you to reach out to our team. With our expert care and innovative approach, we are here to support you on your journey to healing and recovery.

Conditions Treated with Stellate Ganglion Block:

The Stellate Ganglion Block is commonly used to manage painful injuries to the nervous system, such as:

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Shingles (Herpes)

Phantom Limb Pain

Circulation (Blood Flow) Problems





Post-Partum Depression

Other Forms of Trauma

Significant research supports promising results in using SGB to help with many different forms of trauma.
Dr. Nairn, our skilled practitioner, was the first doctor in New Mexico to incorporate this approach.

How Is the Stellate Ganglion Block Performed?

During the procedure, you will lie on your back on a procedure table. The front of your neck will be cleaned, and a sterile towel will be placed over the area. A fluoroscope, a specialized x-ray machine, will be used to precisely locate the stellate ganglion. A localized anesthetic will be administered to numb the area, causing momentary discomfort. The doctor will then insert a needle into the ganglion area, guided by the fluoroscope. A small amount of dye will be injected to ensure proper spread, and finally, the medication will be administered through the needle. The entire procedure typically takes just a few minutes.

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Cost of Stellate Ganglion Block at The Stellate Ganglion Center

As part of our commitment to providing accessible care, we offer Stellate Ganglion Block treatments for PTSD and anxiety at a competitive price of $400.00. Additionally, we offer a 25% discount for members of the military, ensuring that this essential treatment is available to all those suffering from trauma-related conditions. Despite our low costs, you can be assured of receiving top-of-the-line care at The Stellate Ganglion Center.

Advantages of Stellate Ganglion Block:

Immediate Relief: SGB may provide relief from symptoms almost immediately after the procedure.

Simple and Quick: The procedure is relatively simple, requiring little recovery time.

Wide Range of Conditions: SGB can effectively address various traumas and conditions.

Minimally Invasive: It is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure.

Potential Risks of Stellate Ganglion Block:

While SGB is generally safe, some possible side effects include bruising, soreness at the injection site, and temporary symptoms such as drooping eyelid, red eye, tearing, nasal stuffiness, or warmth in the arm and hand on the injection side. Serious side effects are extremely rare but may include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, pneumothorax, and seizures.

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