What is the Stellate Ganglion Block?
Stellate Ganglion is a collection of nerves (sympathetic) that control the blood flow to the upper extremities, elevate the eyelid, widen the pupil of the eye and control sweat production. In certain medical conditions these nerves may carry pain sensation. The stellate ganglion is located at the base of the neck in front of the spine. The stellate ganglion block may be performed to
- Reduce pain, burning and sensitivity to the head, neck, arm, and hand on patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), Causalgia, or Shingles.
- Improve blood flow and circulation to the head, neck, arm, and hand in patients with peripheral vascular
- Decrease hand sweating in patient suffering from excessive hand
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