A stellate ganglion block is an injection that can be used to help relieve chronic pain associated with sympathetically maintained pain, shingles, and causalgia. These conditions can cause chronic pain in the head and neck area, along with the chest and arms.
If you are in the NY area and experience chronic pain the above mentioned areas, then it is very likely that we can help you manage your pain, and quite possibly help you get rid of your pain all together. Visit us online at freeofpain.org to learn more about all the services that we offer. On our website you will also find testimonies from the many patients that we have been able to successfully help manage their chronic through the use of injections.
Is A Stellate Ganglion Block Effective?
The effectiveness of a stellate ganglion block injection varies for person to person. Many patients report immediate pain relief, which is due to the anesthesia that is used for the procedure. Once that anesthesia wears off, some patients experience a return of the pain. Other patients experience a longer duration of pain relief, even after the anesthetic wears off. Most patients will require more multiple injections to continue experience pain relief, while other patients will only require one or two injections. Most often, when multiple injections are required, each additional injection provides a prolonged duration of pain management. Once pain relief is experienced, many times the patient participates in a rehabilitation program.
What Are The Expectations Immediately After The Injection?
The injection for a stellate ganglion block is something that can be done on an outpatient basis, which means there is no need to spend the night in a hospital, racking up expenses that are unnecessary. Although the injection is done on an outpatient basis, you will need to have someone with you so that they can drive you home.
You will need to rest and take it easy for the first day. After 24 hours, you can resume your everyday activities. Within the first 24 hours, you will not be able to eat solid foods. You will be limited to sipping water through a straw. Once your normal voice returns, then you can start to work you way back up to eating normal foods again.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Stellate Ganglion Block Injection?
The total process for the injection only takes a few minutes. However, your physician might have you stay at the office for a short time to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions, and to verify that the procedure worked. Like any medication and medical procedures, the effectiveness of the injection can vary from person to person.
We have several offices in the NY area. You can visit us online at freeofpain.org, where you can find the location most convenient for you. We are open Monday through Saturday to help accommodate our patients’ busy schedules.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered on our website, we can be reached at (212) 951-1238 or (718) 336-5123. Our staff will gladly answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate, call us today!