A lumbar sympathetic block injection is performed with the patient lying on their stomach. The needle is placed using fluoroscopic guidance (internal X-ray imaging) along with X-ray dye to confirm placement positions for the anesthetic. This procedure can take 30 to 45 minutes depending on the complexity of the condition.
A stellate ganglion block injection is typically performed with the patient sitting up or lying on their back. The injection is then placed in the side of the neck where the pain is located. This procedure typically takes approximately 60seconds.
Our pain medicine specialists have specialized training to perform these procedures and will meet with you to answer any questions you may have.