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Stellate Ganglion Blocks Kennesaw, GA

Stellate Ganglion Blocks

The stellate ganglion is a small bundle of nerves located in the front sides of your neck on either side of the larynx, part of the sympathetic nervous system. These nerves send signals to the brain from the upper extremities, including your upper arms, chest, neck and head. Stellate ganglion blocks are injections that are used to stop the signals from these nerves to the brain to help diagnose and treat some types of chronic pain. At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer injection therapy as one of our many treatment options for chronic pain, including stellate ganglion blocks.

There are many conditions that can send pain signals through the stellate ganglion. Nerve disorders or circulation problems are common issues that cause upper extremity pain delivered through the stellate ganglion. Some conditions that can be diagnosed or relieved with a stellate ganglion block injection include:

  • Shingles affecting the upper chest, arms, neck or head
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Sympathetic dystrophy
  • Causalgia

If a stellate ganglion block injection is effective, it can offer relief and may be instrumental in diagnosing a condition.

Pain Relief for the Neck, Head, Chest and Upper Arms

Stellate ganglion block injections can reduce pain by blocking nerve pain signals to the brain. To perform the injection, a local anesthetic is used through an image-guided needle in the front of the neck to the affected stellate ganglion. The anesthetic can provide almost immediate relief, helping to diagnose nerve disorders. A steroid medication may also be used for longer relief after the anesthetic wears off. If the injection is successful for pain relief, a series of injections can be used to offer long-term chronic pain management.

If you suffer from upper extremity chronic pain, there are effective treatment options to give you relief and improve your quality of life. Let our pain management physicians and medical staff at Medici Spine & Pain help you minimize your pain through a personalized treatment plan. Contact one of our clinics to begin treatment.We have different locations in the greater Atlanta area for your convenience.

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Based on 19 reviews

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!


After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

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