Stellate Ganglion Block: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Pain Relief


Stellate Ganglion Block: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Pain Relief

Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide effective relief for a variety of painful conditions, particularly those affecting the head, neck, and upper extremities. In this blog, we'll delve into what a stellate ganglion block is, how it works, and how it can offer relief for patients seeking non-surgical solutions at JPRC Neuro Spine Centre under the expertise of Dr. Sanjay Sharma.

Understanding Stellate Ganglion Block

The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves located in the neck, specifically at the level of the C6 vertebra. A stellate ganglion block involves injecting a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid into the area surrounding the stellate ganglion. This blocks the sympathetic nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals, providing relief for conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), and other nerve-related pain syndromes.

Conditions Treated with Stellate Ganglion Block

Stellate ganglion blocks are commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

- Phantom limb pain

- Postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain following shingles)

- Vascular insufficiency

- Raynaud's disease

Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block

Patients who undergo a stellate ganglion block at JPRC Neuro Spine Centre experience several benefits, including:

- Minimally Invasive: The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, usually taking less than an hour to complete, and requires only local anesthesia.

- Effective Relief: Stellate ganglion blocks can provide significant relief from pain and other symptoms associated with nerve-related conditions, allowing patients to resume normal activities.

- Reduced Need for Medications: By targeting the source of pain directly, stellate ganglion blocks can reduce the need for pain medications, including opioids, which carry the risk of dependence and side effects.

- Improved Quality of Life: With relief from debilitating pain, patients can enjoy an improved quality of life and engage in activities they may have previously avoided due to discomfort.


If you're living with chronic pain or other symptoms related to nerve-related conditions, a stellate ganglion block at JPRC Neuro Spine Centre may offer the relief you've been searching for. Dr. Sanjay Sharma's expertise in utilizing this specialized procedure ensures that patients receive targeted relief and personalized care for their specific condition. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Sharma today to explore non-surgical solutions and take the first step toward reclaiming your quality of life.