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Stellate Ganglion Block

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A stellate ganglion block is an injection used to diagnose or treat certain nerve conditions.  The stellate ganglion is a group of nerves located at the front of the neck.  A stellate ganglion block is used to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain from the head, neck, face, or arms.  A stellate ganglion block provides periods of pain relief that vary from person to person.  The procedure can be repeated multiple times, if needed.
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