Stellate Ganglion Block
What is a Stellate Ganglion Block?
A stellate ganglion block affects the sympathetic nerves tissue in your neck. An injection of a local anesthetic is given to the nerves that are located on either side of your voice box in the neck.
It’s primary purpose is to block the symptoms sent by the sympathetic nerves that travel to the arms and to parts of your face. Its goal is to minimize the pain you feel, any swelling, changes in color, or sweating as well as improve your mobility.