October 27, 2023

Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block for Long Hauler Covid

Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block for Long Hauler Covid

Long Hauler Covid is a term used to describe people who have had the virus but still struggle with symptoms months after they have recovered. These symptoms range from fatigue, cognitive issues, muscle pain and even depression. For many people, these symptoms can be incredibly difficult to manage, which is why some doctors are now recommending a treatment known as a Stellate Ganglion Block. A Stellate Ganglion Block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid into the stellate ganglion - a bundle of nerves located in the neck near the base of the skull. This injection helps block signals from reaching certain areas of the brain, which can help reduce inflammation and improve symptoms. Studies have found that patients who receive a Stellate Ganglion Block may experience improved mental clarity and reduced fatigue levels when compared to those who did not receive this treatment. An ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block is an injection procedure used to treat a variety of conditions such as chronic pain, migraine headaches, and sympathetically maintained pain. During the procedure, an ultrasound machine is used to help guide the placement of the needle for the injection. Ultrasound allows for more precise needle placement, allowing for a more accurate and effective treatment. For those suffering from Long Hauler Covid, this type of treatment could be incredibly beneficial in helping them manage their symptoms. However, it's important to note that this type of therapy is still relatively new and should be discussed with your doctor before undergoing any treatment. Additionally, because it involves injections into sensitive areas of the body, it's important to make sure that your doctor has experience administering this type of therapy before undergoing any procedure. Overall, if you or someone you know is dealing with Long Hauler Covid and its associated symptoms, then discussing a Stellate Ganglion Block with your doctor may be something worth considering. While more research needs to be done in order for us to fully understand how effective this therapy can be for those suffering from Long Hauler Covid, current studies suggest that it could provide some relief for those struggling with this condition.

At StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine in Chicago, Frisco/Dallas, and Miami Beach, we offer ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocks to help with Long Hauler Covid symptoms as well as treatment resistant PTSD. With a team comprised of physicians board-certified in adult and pediatric anesthesiology, pain medicine, and functional medicine, and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) with pediatric ICU nursing, we are the most comprehensive team from the nation’s best medical institutions to take care of patients of any age including adolescents and geriatric patients. We work with your mental health provider to ensure safety and effectiveness of our program. If you or someone has a mental health disease that is worsening, or fighting a chronic medical condition, please call your healthcare provider or go to the emergency room. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@strivemdwellness.com.

Take care and stay safe.

StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine, Chicago, Dallas, Miami Beach