Stellate Ganglion Block​

The stellate ganglion is a small group of nerves that carry nerve signals from the head, face, neck and arms. If pain is present in these areas a stellate ganglion block may be used to diagnose the cause of the pain so that a treatment plan can be formed. A stellate ganglion block is an injection with a local anesthetic in the front of the neck either on the right or left side. In some cases, this diagnostic tool may treat the pain itself and provide improved mobility in the upper portions of the body.