Whether you are treating a bout of arthritis or calming the discomfort of a sprained ankle, using heat or cold to provide relief can be helpful. Knowing what to use and when is important for the best results. Here are some ideas to help make those painful conditions less discomforting.
Atlanta Stellate Ganglion Block
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians in Atlanta is pleased to offer stellate ganglion block therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. We are an interventional spine and orthopedic practice that specializes in finding solutions to complex chronic pain conditions, including neck, head, upper arm and chest pain. Our double board certified physicians are committed to using the most minimally invasive methods possible, including interventional spine treatments, to help patients who suffer from chronic pain find long-term relief and improved function so they return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Relief for Upper Arm and Chest Pain
Stellate ganglion block is an advanced interventional treatment that can be used to treat chronic head, neck, upper arm and chest pain. The procedure involves injecting a local anesthetic in the sympathetic nerve tissue of the neck. The injection serves to block the sympathetic nerves that go to the arms and to some degree, the face. The goal of the treatment is to reduce pain and improve mobility. This type of treatment is currently being used to treat a number of different chronic pain conditions, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Sympathetic Maintained Pain.
The physicians from Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are highly experienced in administering stellate ganglion block injections, under the guidance of Fluoroscopy. Using this advanced interventional treatment, we are able to help many patients with head, neck, upper arm and chest pain find relief from their symptoms, improved mobility and a greater quality of life.
Stellage ganglion block injections are typically performed in an outpatient surgery setting and take only a few minutes to complete. Typically, a series of ganglion block injections are needed to achieve maximum benefit.
Am I a Candidate for a Stellate Ganglion Procedure?
If you are wondering if you are a candidate for a stellate ganglion block procedure, please contact the Atlanta Stellgate Ganglion Block Specialists at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to schedule a consultation with one of our Interventional Spine physicians. After a complete evaluation, we can determine if this type of treatment is right for you. We look forward to helping you stay active and live your best life.