The risks of a stellate ganglion block procedure are typically very low, but may include infection or drug allergic reaction. If the needle is misplaced, there may be a dropped lung (pneumothorax), esophageal perforation, bleeding, or nerve injury.
There may also be some transient weakness due to spread of the anesthetic which could also cause hoarseness or shortness of breath. In addition, there may also be temporary eyelid drooping, pupil constriction, and decreased sweating which usually subsides after the anesthetic wears off.
Arizona Pain Specialists has Award Winning, Double Board Certified pain management doctors who are experts in Stellate Ganglion Blocks. The AZ pain clinics have multiple locations serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Surprise, Ahwatukee, Goodyear, and surrounding areas.
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