The newly introduced SGB is a treatment that involves the injection of a low dose of an anesthetic in the stellate ganglion or the collection of nerves found on the front side of the neck. These nerves control the sympathetic responses of the autonomic nervous system, and when temporarily relaxed with the medicine, can return the person to a state of relaxation. Over time, SGB has been found to increase blood flow through the brain, providing therapeutic benefits for individuals suffering from PTSD/PTSI, anxiety, and a variety of pain conditions such as certain types of chronic headaches.
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Interventional Orthopedics now offers the SGB treatment to help more individuals find relief from their anxiety and PTSD symptoms. The stellate ganglion block helps reset the autonomic nervous system, which plays a direct role in the “fight or flight” response. While useful for survival situations, this response becomes detrimental when it becomes a chronic event.
A spokesperson for the center says, “During chronic stress or acute trauma, some people may continue to unconsciously activate the sympathetic system through a positive feedback mechanism despite no longer having the threat that started it all. This can cause an injury that we now call as post traumatic stress injury (PTSI) that can negatively affect health and quality of life of an individual long after the stressor is gone, until the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are finally brought back into balance. We’ve seen our patients achieve amazing results from the SGB procedure when all other methods have failed, with more than 85% of reporting significant symptomatic relief from just one SGB.”
The SGB procedure works by balancing the body systems by temporarily turning off the stress response. The numbing medicine reboots the autonomic nervous system and may lessen the severity of conditions related to an overstimulated response reflex. This is why this alternative treatment is often recommended for physiological conditions including POTS, post-herpetic neuralgia and blood vessel spasms, and more recently, this had become a promising treatment for symptomatic relief of long Covid symptoms such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, and parosmia.
Typically, stellate ganglion block injections take less than 10 minutes to perform with a short recovery period before being discharged. It is common for patients to experience eyelid drooping, redness of the eye, and pupillary constrictions immediately after the session. However, this will naturally resolve itself within 8-10 hours.
Interventional Orthopedics of Washington is led by Dr. Otono Silva, MD. He is Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and specializes in alternative therapies for management of common pain disorders and injuries, such as joint pain, neck pain, and back pain complaints.
Dr. Silva performs ganglion block injections on an outpatient basis under real-time ultrasound guidance that delivers accurate precision.
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Interventional Orthopedics of Washington
1515 116th Ave NE
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