The stellate ganglion is part of the sympathetic nervous system in the neck located on either side of the voice box. A stellate ganglion block involves injecting medication which blocks the sympathetic nerves to relieve pain. In addition to easing neck pain, this may help with pain in the head, upper arm, and upper chest. This injection may also help improve blood circulation in the upper arm.
Stellate ganglion blocks may be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes for conditions such as:
A stellate ganglion block is an injection of local anesthetic into the front of the neck near the voice box. Using x-ray or ultrasound guidance, a second injection delivers anesthetic medication. After a period of observation, the patient can go home. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes and is performed in our Charlotte office.
Pain relief varies from patient to patient. A series of injections may be needed to be fully effective and achieve the desired level of relief.
Dr. Usman Ahmad is our board-certified physiatrist, a specialist in interventional sports medicine and pain management. He offers stellate ganglion blocks in Charlotte to help relieve chronic neck pain and injuries.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, our treatments extend beyond the typical pain management treatments. We utilize non-surgical, non-opioid pain management to help patients avoid unnecessary invasive procedures. Our holistic therapies often include regenerative medicine or lifestyle changes to get patients back on their feet.
Our goal is to help patients heal and regain their mobility as quickly as possible.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we utilize the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies to provide revolutionary pain management therapies. We get to the root of the problem and help patients find pain relief.
We are a private medical practice. Our compassionate staff performs procedures in our Charlotte office, not a hospital or outpatient facility. Treatments are more affordable as patients can avoid the added facility fees from hospitals, outpatient centers, and hospital-owned practices.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we pride ourselves on our personalized approach to patient care. Each patient is treated as an individual with unique needs. Our interdisciplinary approach to pain management includes non-surgical, non-opioid treatment solutions.
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