Stellate Ganglion Block

St. Joseph's Health Care London Pain Management Program

This handout explains a procedure which can be used to diagnose sympathetically mediated pain. A stellate ganglion block is also commonly used to treat pain of the head, neck and upper limbs resulting from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The goal of the procedure is to help the patient participate in restorative therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise) and achieve functional improvement.

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