• Stellate Ganglion Block

    Stellate Ganglion Block

    This is used when severe tissue bone and nerve damage has occurred to the upper extremities (arms). The pain produced is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. A small injection along the base of the neck will interrupt and inhibit the severe pain from reaching the spinal column and being transmitted to the brain. Stellate ganglion blocks are also used to see if blood flow can be improved in those patients with circulation problems related to vascular disease. Stellate ganglion blocks may be therapeutic (to relieve pain) and/or diagnostic (to determine the source of your pain). If effective, your doctor may recommend a series of these blocks 1-2 weeks apart which may help give you more long term pain relief.

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Years of Experience

35000

Injections

10000

Surgeries Performed
"After years of suffering from cluster headaches and finding no solutions from nearly every medical specialty, Dr. Smith instantly identified the source of my pain and worked with me to develop a plan of action. I can now enjoy the outdoor activities, like hiking, that I had stopped doing."
Rebecca R.
"I love to garden but the arthritis in my hands made a former joy too painful. Dr. Smith, working closely with my rheumatologist, made sure that my pain was resolved. I am now back in the garden."
Gwen O.
"Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Thompson have been a good, if not great, experience for me. I have had difficult and long [term] problems. Both of them do this job because they care deeply. [They] both show me their first desire is to help me live a functional life with this chronic pain."
"I was totally disabled and unable to work to support my family because of back pain after an injury at work. Dr. Smith put me in a stepwise program to try different approaches on a trial basis to see what worked best for me. He patiently laid out the options and helped me to make choices that have now resulted in my being pain free for almost a year."
Robert J.

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