Living with the symptoms of Long COVID can be difficult – unrelenting fatigue, confusion, and headaches are just some of the issues that such individuals may face. If you’ve been dealing with these effects for weeks or even months on end without finding a solution, you might be interested in learning more about a stellate ganglion block (SGB) as an evidence-based approach to alleviate your suffering. As a minimally invasive pain management procedure, a stellate ganglion block for long COVID carries virtually no risk while providing potentially life-changing relief. Find out exactly what SGB is, how it works to provide relief from long COVID symptoms, and why increasing numbers of patients are turning towards this treatment option today.
The Right Intervention for Long COVID
Long COVID is a term for ongoing symptoms experienced by those who have been previously infected with the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). These symptoms can continue for weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection and may include fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, headaches, anxiety, and depression. While many long COVID sufferers are able to eventually manage their symptoms with lifestyle changes such as eating better and getting more sleep, others find themselves in desperate need of medical intervention to get back on track.
How Does a Stellate Ganglion Block Work?
A stellate ganglion block (SGB) is an injection procedure that delivers anesthetic medication directly into a bundle of nerves near the neck called the stellate ganglion, which is responsible for transmitting pain signals throughout the head, neck, and face. By blocking these signals with anesthetic medication, SGB has been shown to reduce or even eliminate long COVID symptoms such as headaches and fatigue. Moreover, SGB has been known for a long time to effectively provide relief from symptoms like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block for Long COVID
The benefit of using a stellate ganglion block for long COVID patients lies in its ability to provide fast-acting relief without requiring any recovery time or lengthy treatments. SGB injections are minimally invasive and have virtually no side effects or risks associated with them. In addition, they deliver immediate results – many patients report feeling better shortly after the procedure, with lasting improvements over time.
Targeting the Autonomic Nervous System
A stellate ganglion block for long COVID is highly effective at targeting and relieving symptoms due to its ability to target the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is a part of the body responsible for regulating involuntary functions such as breathing, heart rate, and digestion. When an individual is suffering from COVID-19, this system may become out of balance, leading to a range of symptoms, including fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and anxiety. By blocking the signals sent through the ANS, SGB helps restore balance to this important system and provides much-needed relief from long COVID symptoms.
Request a Telehealth Visit With Dr. Groysman MD
Southwest Pain Management is a leading provider of pain management services, specializing in stellate ganglion block for long COVID. If you or a loved one has been suffering from long COVID symptoms for weeks or even months on end, consider scheduling a telehealth appointment to discuss the potential benefits of a stellate ganglion block today. Our experienced medical team will review your medical history and current condition to determine if this treatment option could be right for you – contact us today to get started.