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Therapies » Interventions » Head & Neck » Stellate Ganglion Block

This intervention is usually undertaken to relieve pain secondary to upper extremity CRPS secondary to injury to plexus, phantom limb pain. Upper limb blood circulation disturbances like clot formation, Raynaud’s disease benefits from this procedure. It is also useful in herpes zoster pain, post-thoracotomy pain and pain secondary to cancer.
If diagnostic block relieves pain, long lasting relief is provided by radiofrequency or other neurolytic procedures.

  1. No driving for that day
  2. Patient should monitor and record the extent and duration of any relief that ensues
  3. Contact doctor if headache, fever, chills, increased pain, weakness, breathing difficulty or any other unusual symptoms.
  4. Resume previous activities the next day.

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