Stellate Ganglion Block

Aspen Orthopedic Pain & Spine in Murray, Utah, specializes in cutting-edge treatments like the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), a game-changer for patients battling long-term COVID symptoms and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This innovative procedure involves a targeted injection near the neck’s nerve tissue, directly addressing the sympathetic nervous system. Particularly effective for conditions where traditional treatments may not suffice, SGB has shown significant potential in alleviating chronic symptoms such as fatigue, respiratory problems, and heightened stress responses. It stands out for its ability to reduce inflammation and modulate the body’s stress response, offering relief and improving the quality of life for sufferers of these prolonged conditions.

Key Symptoms Targeted by SGB

  • Persistent anxiety and stress
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Concentration challenges
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory discomfort associated with long-term COVID
  • Heightened startle response

Why Choose SGB for Long-Term Relief

Patients with prolonged COVID symptoms or PTSD often experience a significant impact on their quality of life. Traditional treatments may not always provide sufficient relief. SGB, performed by our double board-certified expert in Physical Medicine and Rehab & Pain Medicine, who is also Concussion and Balance Certified, offers a new hope.

SGB targets the sympathetic nervous system, which is often heightened in these conditions, causing various symptoms. By temporarily blocking nerve signals, SGB can reduce symptoms, offering patients a chance for a more normal life.

Step-by-Step Guide to Your SGB Journey

  • Initial Consultation: Comprehensive evaluation of symptoms and medical history.
  • Preparation: Patients are prepared for the procedure, ensuring comfort and safety.
  • Procedure: A local anesthetic is used to numb the area before a small needle delivers the block to the stellate ganglion.
  • Monitoring: Post-procedure monitoring to assess immediate effects and ensure patient safety.
  • Follow-up: Scheduled to evaluate long-term benefits and determine if additional treatments are necessary.

Prevention Strategies alongside SGB

While SGB is effective, emphasis is also placed on preventive care. Patients are encouraged to engage in regular physical activity, stress management techniques, and a balanced diet to enhance overall health and mitigate symptoms.

Additionally, patients with a history of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or those involved in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) receive specialized care. Our clinic collaborates with law firms specializing in TBI and concussion to provide comprehensive support.

Patient Outcomes with SGB Therapy

Many patients experience significant symptom relief following SGB, leading to improved quality of life and reduced reliance on medications. The procedure’s effects can last for weeks to months, making it a viable option for long-term symptom management.

Continued research and advancements in this field promise even more effective solutions. At Aspen Orthopedic Pain & Spine, we are committed to staying at the forefront of these developments to provide our patients with the best possible care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stellate Ganglion Block, and how does it help with long-term COVID and PTSD?

Stellate Ganglion Block is a procedure that targets the sympathetic nervous system, providing relief from chronic symptoms associated with long-term COVID and PTSD.

Is the Stellate Ganglion Block procedure safe?

Yes, when performed by our experienced, double-board-certified specialists, SGB is a safe and effective treatment option with minimal risks.

How long do the effects of Stellate Ganglion Block last?

The effects of SGB can vary, but many patients experience relief lasting from several weeks to months after the procedure.

Embark on a Path to Recovery: Connect with Aspen Orthopedic Pain & Spine

If you are struggling with persistent symptoms of long-term COVID or PTSD, consider the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment at Aspen Orthopedic Pain & Spine. Our expert team, led by Dr. Condie a double board-certified physician, is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your health and well-being.

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